Octavio “Ratinho” Couto is a 6th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and one of the most revered of all BJJ coaches in the world. Originally competing with Alliance, he was one of seven black belts to form Team Brasa in 2002. College educated and speaking four languages, Octavio developed principles of job duties, education and self defense for the Italian Carabinieri (police) using Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He co-founded and developed the curriculum and operations at AKXE BJJ, the largest academy of Rio de Janeiro.
Octavio now travels the world, spreading the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through his seminars. He still calls Octagon MMA home, teaching classes and seminars about once a month.
Octavio is available for private instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and self defense training.