Guilherme and Rafael Mendes were born in Rio Claro, a city in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil and were introduced to Jiu-Jitsu by a family member when they were 12 and 11 years old.They picked up the sport very quickly and soon began to take a more serious approach with their training. This decision ultimately paid off as both brothers began to achieve tremendous success at the top competitions in Brazil.
Today “Rafa” and “Gui” are multiple time world champions at the black belt level and owners of the most unique training facility in the world, The Art of Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Costa Mesa, CA.They are consistently changing the game with their innovative techniques and staying ahead of the competition with their relentless work ethic. Dedicated, creative, and passionate, The Mendes Brothers are the epitome of true martial artists. ---> BELIEVE & ACHIEVE