Gustavo “Gutty” Muggiati is a 4th degree black belt from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Having 25 years of experience has earned him a reputation as a highly skilled and knowledgeable instructor. His journey began in 1992 under professors Leao Teixeira, Helio Soneca, and Robert Correa at Gavea Jiu-Jitsu. Shortly after, his mentor Soneca, had established himself as a champion/instructor and therefore encouraged Gutty to further his training at Gracie Barra under Carlos Gracie Jr. After several years of dedication, he was awarded his black belt in 1998 by Carlos Gracie Jr., Leao Teixeira, and Helio Soneca.
As a competitor, Gutty excelled at the highest international levels winning multiple state, national and world titles. Although he achieved success on a personal level, his passion for teaching had grown. An opportunity arrived to become head instructor in the Southern region of Brazil so Gutty moved to Curitiba in 1997 to promote the growth of Gracie Barra jiu-jitsu. During his years there, he coached several students that went on to earn various championship titles. Curitiba at the time, was home to one of the best MMA teams in the world. Gutty was invited to coach the ground game of top fighters such as Wanderley Silva, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Jose “Pele” Landy among others.
Starting his own family in 2004 led him to the United States where he continues to educate students on proper technique and principles of jiu-jitsu. He eventually settled in Central Florida where he continues to represent BJJ in Orlando
. He takes pride in making sure his students truly understand what is being taught and helping them recognize their strengths in a welcoming and fun environment.