Cristiano Xavier


  • Rank: 4th Degree Black Belt, Professor under Charles Gracie
  • “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
  • “Tomorrow’s life is too late. Live today.”

Cristiano Xavier is the Head Instructor of Charles Gracie Jiu-Jitsu San Jose at Saiko Fitness and Martial Arts. He is a 3rd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt with over 25 years of jiu-jitsu experience and is trained directly by Charles Gracie.

Cristiano came to America from his hometown of Goiania Brazil, where he soon learned that the best fighters were taught by knowledgeable instructors. He began his formal training in judo under Sensei Irina Arakaki. After 5 years of judo, he tried a jiu-jitsu class with Charles Gracie and has been training ever since.

in 1999 Cristiano moved to America, in 2008 he became head Instructor at the Charles Gracie San Francisco Academy. In 2011, he opened his first gym, Charles Gracie San Mateo, where he specializes in teaching children self-defense and anti-bullying techniques.

Cristiano’s goal is to teach everyone more than jiu-jitsu techniques. He teaches the art of jiu-jitsu with a family approach as a lifestyle with its many benefits and life lessons.

Cristiano look forward to teaching you, your children and your loved ones so please contact us to learn more about Saiko Fitness and Martial Arts.