In the year of 2006 given the illustrious career (world championships amongst several other titles) of Master Nilton Garcia, he was then invited to lecture seminars throughout Europe. With his vast experience he gave Europe an insight into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well as self defence.
After the seminars he returned to Brazil, however during his European tour he noticed a lack of BJJ Academies and practitioners in Europe.
In 2014 with the objective of creating new national federations in many major European cities, Master Nilton Garcia founded The European Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (EBJJF) with the vision of unitying all European federations under one shield, resulting in stronger more ethical sport, keeping the roots of the Gracie Family Jiu-Jitsu.
Being a Master of the "Gentle Art" his mind would not rest and so he returned to Europe in 2007 setting his strong foundation opening his first Dojo of the BJJ Art in the heart of London UK, also bringing with him a vision of expansion and promotion of the BJJ as a sport.
Master Nilton Garcia discovered many people in Europe were hungry to learn the techniques, discipline and principles of BJJ the “Gentle Art". He realised a lack of discipline in some troubled areas and started working closely with the community with the main focus on children, youths and women.In 2009 he started promoting BJJ throughout Europe organising many competitions.
2006 - Master Nilton Garcia arrives in Europe and establishes EBJJF (European Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation)
After spending years under the close guidance of some of the best Gracie family instructors in Brazil, Master Nilton Garcia was able to achieve outstanding results in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu international competitions.
Master Nilton Garcia was able to incorporate into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu t the same style of self defence given to the CIA by Rocian Gracie Jr., these are the same self-defence principles the he brings to his courses today.
World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Abu Dhabi) Absolute Champion
European Championship: Absolute Champion at 140Kg
European Championship: Champion in the Heavy-Medium 80-95kg category
World Championship: Vice-Champion in the 80-95kg category
South American Championship: Absolute Champion at 140Kg
South American Championship: Champion in the 80-95kg category
World Championship: Absolute Champion at 140kg
World Championship: Silver medal in the 80-95kg category
National (Brazilian) Jiu Jitsu Championship: Absolute Champion at 140kg
National (Brazilian) Jiu Jitsu Championship: Champion in the 80-95kg category
Brazilian Championship: Champion in the 80-95kg category
International Championship: Champion in the Absolute category
International Championship: Champion in the 80-95kg category
Native of Brazil and now based in the UK for the past 8 years, Nilton is originally from Porto Alegre but lived most of his life in Sao Paulo where he trained with Rocian Gracie Jr. which was CIA instructor and member of the famous Gracie family. Now a black belt under Roger Gracie, Master Nilton Garcia runs his own academies in Portugal and the UK. The Gracie Garcia Academy UK was founded in the year of 2007. Nilton is very supportive and has often worked in support of young people from similar backgrounds in the past –frequently offering them free Jiu jitsu classes.
He is a fully certified Self-Defence and Defensive Tactics Instructor, as well as certified Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu trainer and coach. Master Nilton Garcia it is also the founder of Gracie Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academyz. a World and European BJJ champion as well as founder and president of EBJJF (European Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation). Deeply involved in jiu-jitsu competitions and projects Nilton Garcia has been training Jiu-Jitsu for over 20 years and is currently a Black Belt under the Gracie family.
European Champion in the absolute division ,
2013 - Black Belt Certificate First Degree under I.B.J.JF - International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
2013 - Close Protection Certificate - London UK
2011 - Referee Certificate under the I.B.J.J.F - International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (London)
2011 - Referee Certificate under the I.B.J.J.F - International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (Portugal)
2010 - Referee Certificate under the U.S.B.J.J.F - United Sates Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
2009- Black Belt Certificate under I.B.J.J.F - International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
2008 - Referee Certificate under the I.B.J.J.F - International Brazlilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (London)
2007 - Referee Certificate under the I.B.J.J.F - International Brazlilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (Brazil)
2005 - I Super Treino Certificate from Rocian Gracie Academy: intensive and non-stop 40 hour training course which covered Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Self-Defence, competitive aspects and teaching.
2005 - Self-Defence Certificate - Levels I, II, III and IV, total of 76 hours training with Master Rocian Gracie Jr. São Paulo.
-Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Adults and Children (4-12 Years old)
-Self-Defence for children , youths and adults.
- Self defence and physical intervention for door supervisors
-Self defence and phisical intervention for police officers (No public access - police only)
2011- Ambassador , Luta pela Paz (Fight for Peace)
2007- Projeto Arte Suave, teaching Jiu-Jitsu to youth in need in Florianopolis, Brazil
2006 - 2007: personal trainer of Jiu Jitsu and Self-Defense instructor teaching adults in Curitiba andSao Paulo (Brazil)
2005 - 2006: personal trainer of Jiu Jitsu and Self-Defense instructor teaching adults in the UK
1999 - to date:Jiu Jitsu and Self Defence Instructor in Sao Paulo.
1999 - to date:Security consultant to many organisations in Curitiba, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro(Brazil).
1997 - 1999: Head of security for the Brazilian Patrimonail Company/ Body Guard
- August 2013 -Self-defence and jiu-jitsu (London, UK)
- August 2012 -Self-defence and jiu-jitsu (London, UK)
- August 2011 -Self-defence and jiu-jitsu (London, UK)
-January 2009 -Self-defence and jiu-jitsu (Madeira, Portugal)
- August 2009 -Self-defence and jiu-jitsu (Madeira, Portugal)
-January 2009 -Self-defence and jiu-jitsu (Madeira, Portugal)
-August 2008: Self-defence and close intervention (Luton Police, London)
- March 2008: Self-defence for women (London)
- July 2008: Self-defence and jiu-jitsu (Wolford Junction)
- November 2006: Talk and Jiu Jitsu demonstration at the NGO Chácara dos Meninos de 4 Pinheiros annual party, in Curitiba, Brasil
- January 2006: Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
- February 2006: Porchester Centre, London, England
- March 2006: Holmes Place, London, England
2014 - Present E.B.J.J.F - European Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
2010 - Present U.S.B.J.J.F - United States Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation
2001 - Present C.R.E.F - Brazilian Faculty of Physical Education