Sergio Penha is the only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Red and White belt in Las Vegas, NV and 1 out of 21 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 8th-degree Red and White Belt in the world. Sergio Penha also has a Judo Black Belt under the legendary Osvaldo Alves from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a tough and fearless competitor, Sergio was promoted from purple belt to black belt after only 3 years of hard training. This significant promotion made Sergio the first of only two practitioners in history to completely skip the brown belt rank. As a prodigy in the 80’s, Sergio faced fierce competition in Brazil and became a 3-time Rio de Janeiro State Champion with victories in 1978, 1979 and 1983, which at that time was the toughest tournament to compete in.