MEET THE STAFF AT GRACIE BARRA SIENNA
Professor Cody Wilson
Owner/Head Instructor – ICP Certified 2022
Professor Cody was born and raised in Long Beach, California but has called Texas his home for over 15 years. He has been training and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 13 years. Professor Cody has been fortunate to have travelled and trained all over the world with numerous competition wins in the USA and Internationally. While living abroad in Singapore, Professor Cody fell in love with BJJ and began the journey that would reconnect him with his childhood passion of freestyle wrestling and would ultimately bring him to his BJJ home, Gracie Barra.
Learning BJJ from some of the best instructors in the world, Professor Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes and Professor Marcelo “Uirapuru” Azevedo, Professor Cody’s approach is to stay focused on individual potential while keeping grounded in the core values of Brotherhood, Integrity and Development.
As a United States Marine and a Former Law Enforcement Officer, Professor Cody finds a deep connection to the comradery and fellowship only found on the BJJ mats.
Mitsuya Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr. > Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes > Marcelo “Uirapuru” Azevedo > Cody Wilson
Professor Beto Rodriguez
Owner/Chief Instructor – ICP Certified 2021 & 2022
Beto earned his black belt under Marcelo ‘Uirapuru’ Azevedo after 10+ years of dedicated training.
Beto is a Marine Corps veteran, who served two combat deployments to Iraq in 2005 and 2006.
Professor Beto is highly dedicated to spreading the art of Brazilian Jiujitsu for everyone in a fun and family friendly environment. While you will find the Beto will bring you the most technical Jiujitsu game and deliver it in a manner that will not only be easy to learn and quickly implement, we can assure you he will make the process fun.
Mitsuya Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr. > Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes > Marcelo “Uirapuru” Azevedo > Beto Rodriguez
Coach Mike Marion
Owner/Program Director – ICP Certified 2022
Coach Mike was born in Philadelphia, PA and moved to Texas in the late 80s and has called Texas home for over 30 years. Mike started his martial arts journey over 7 years ago in Krav Maga and added Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to his training regimen. Quickly Mike fell in love BJJ and the Gracie Barra family and it became his full-time training. Mike trains under the BJJ legends, Marcelo ‘Uirapuru” Azevedo and Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes
Over the past 5 years Mike has found competition success and owes it to his Professor and the Gracie Barra method.
World Champion 2020 (Blue), PAN American Champion 2021 (Blue), American Nationals Absolute Double Gold Champion 2021 (Blue), 2x Houston, Austin, Charleston, Orlando, & Foley Absolute Champion (Blue)
Bronze Medalist World’s 2021 (Purple), Silver Medalist European Master’s 2022 (Purple), Houston Gold/Silver Absolute 2022 (Purple), Silver Medalist Austin (Purple)
Coach Dani Ferreira
ICP 2023 PENDING
Dani Ferreira has been training at Gracie Barra for 13 years. She was born in Costa Rica and started training in Mexico in the LC2 class when she was just 8 years old. Dani later progessed to the adults class and competed in Jiu-Jitsu, Gymnastics and Tae Kwon Do. She has many years of experience coaching kids and continues her Jiu-jitsu journey at Gracie Barra Sienna.
Dani is always ready to help others learn through her love and passion for the sport. She is also passionate about acting and is a full time student. Dani holds a purple belt and is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.