Cesar is a first degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under 10 time world champion Roger Gracie and is an IBJJF certified head instructor of two successful Roger Gracie affiliate academies. Cesar also has experience in other martial arts such as Karate, Kung-Fu and Judo. Being one of Roger Gracie's black belts inspires him to be a champion and make champions.


How does Gymbox as a brand reflect your personality?

Gymbox is a strong brand, has fantastic members and a great culture. All of the instructors here are driven, dedicated individuals working as a team to be the best. That pushes me to be a better person and better teacher for my students.

What music style describes you?

I'm very eclectic about music. Like my mood, my music changes accordingly and depends very much on what I'm doing. When I'm training, I like to listen to music that motivates me – electronic music, for example, such as Fatboy Slim, Armin Van Buuren, Skazi or even some rock music such as Metalica, ACDC. Of course, as every sportsman needs to relax, I like something easier to listen to, such as U2, Bob Marley and my good friend, singer Noah Francis.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Guilty pleasures are exhilarating and there's no denying that they bring oodles of fun to our lives or even just minutes of pleasure. Who can say no to a McDonalds blow out for a real treat! I can't resist a Big Mac with fries and a Vanilla milkshake to wash it down. Despite my rare visits to McD's, I can't tell you how guilty I feel when I finish eating as I know how bad it is for my body … but hey, sue me – I'm human!

What is your favourite thing about Gymbox?

Gymbox promotes martial arts more than any recognized sports organization in the UK. As my chosen expertise in life, this synergy is very attractive to me and I'm very glad to be part of this wonderful movement in the world's greatest city.

Who is your favourite rockstar?

Without doubt U2 is my favourite band. As leader of the band, Bono Vox is a great singer, entertainer and ambassador to the art – a true rockstar!

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