About Darcio Lira Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Livermore, CA
Meet Sensei Darlynson Lira and Sensei Carlos Eduardo Rocha
Sensei Darlynson Lira from Fortaleza, Brazil is the oldest son of Master Darcio Lira, a 9th degree red belt. Sensei Darlynson is a 5th degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt with 22 years dedicated to martial arts and 18 years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Sensei has international experience teaching, competing, and conducting seminars in the following countries: France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and Brazil. Sensei Darlynson Lira has been leading the Darcio Lira US Fight Team to multiple victories in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu such as the Gracie Open, US Open, World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championship, and many other local tournaments.
Sensei Carlos Eduardo Rocha was born an orphan in Cabedelo, Brazil and was taken in by Dárcio Lira from whom he learned Brazilian jiu-jitsu and earned his black belt. He won around 50 regional tournaments in Brazil and Germany between 1996 and 2008 before turning to professional mixed martial arts.
In 2008 Sensei Carlos Eduardo Rocha traveled to Dresden as a corner man of German MMA pioneer Andre Balschmieter for an 8-man tournament. When Balschmieter had to step out due to injury Rocha elected to take his place. Because of numerous injuries, the tournament was dropped to four fighters, and after a quick submission victory over Johannes Kunz, Rocha found himself competing for the FFA middleweight title in only his second professional fight. Rocha won the fight by submission, over the far more experienced Steve Mensing, to become FFA Middleweight Champion and was quickly pegged as a rising star in the German MMA circuit.
Carlos Eduardo Rocha went on to gain La Onda's Manto Cup in an 8-man, one-night tournament in 2009 and was signed by the UFC soon afterward. Since signing with the UFC, Carlos Eduardo Rocha aka Ta Danado, has gone one and one with his only loss to a controversial split decision to Jake Ellenberger. Most impressively, all of his wins have come in the first round.
Recently Ta Danado has signed with manager Ed Soares, the manager of UFC champion Anderson Silva. Under the management of Soares, Ta Danado is now fighting with the Black House team that includes fighters such as Anderson Silva, José Aldo, Lyoto Machida, Antônio Rogério Nogueira, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Darcio Lira Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, located in Livermore, CA believes in teaching new world martial arts techniques with traditional aspects such as formal respect, discipline and values. Darcio Lira Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has a family environment that welcomes complete beginners to experienced Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters. With many martial arts schools in Brazil, Argentina and Germany, the Lira name is well respected as a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial arts and Self-Defense association and now Sensei Darlynson Lira has brought his reputation and skills to teach martial arts enthusiasts in the United States.
Here at Darcio Lira Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Livermore we have not only produced many national champions, but we also teach our kids life lessons off the mat. We believe in teaching our young warriors to win on the mat and in the classroom.
Our Livermore, California Martial Arts facility has experienced martial art instructors that can help in all aspects of your martial arts growth. Whether you are looking to be the next UFC champion or just want to lose some extra pounds, Darcio Lira Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts is right for you. Under the tutelage of Master Darcio Lira, Sensei Darlynson Lira and staff, we can help you reach your martial arts goals!
“Hard training requires a lot of physical stamina, but it also builds mental and spiritual strength too. ”
“We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training.”
Our martial arts school is located at 1569 Olivina Avenue in Livermore, California. To get started all you have to do is click on a training program that most interests you. Once you have chosen a program you can then view our class schedule and sign up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials that we have to offer you. Also, feel free to give us a call directly at (925) 848-8290 with any other questions or concerns you may have. We hope to see you on the mat and hope you become part of the Darcio Lira family here in Livermore, CA!