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Professor Beau Viehmann

Black Belt

A Missouri native, born in Louisiana, MO, returning to the area in 2012 with aspirations to serve the community by providing the benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ.)  As an intercollegiate athlete at the University of Missouri he learned that a great leader spends more time helping and serving those who appointed him rather than directing and commanding orders. This attitude of serving has continued over the last eight years in the community as a registered nurse.  His journey in BJJ began in 2006 while seeking a way to stay healthy, but not spends hours at the gym. It has developed into a passion to share the “BJJ Lifestyle” with everyone.  A lifestyle of healthy choices, actions with purpose, and commitments to self-discipline and excellence that carry over from class to the community. He believes Gracie Barra Black Belt Flavio Almeida describes it best when he says, “The benefit is far beyond the scores (winning and losing) and has to do with a better understanding of one’s ability to perform and his or her limitations.” Coach Beau believes that bringing this vision and way of life to Hannibal will help students create a stronger self, a stronger school, and most importantly, a stronger community.

He received his Black belt from Gracie Barra Black Belt and Missouri Regional Director, Professor Mike Buckels at Gracie Barra St. Louis and Beau is a certified instructor for Gracie Barra.  In addition to joining the St. Louis team, in his 6 previous years of training, he has trained with World Champions Flavio Almeida, Carlos Lemos Jr., Marcos Barros, Romulo Barral, Samuel Braga, Braulio Estima, and Lucas Leite. He has competed in many smaller tournaments, but most notable are the 2015 IBJJF World Masters, 2015 IBJJF Chicago Open silver medalist, 2013 and 2014 IBJJF Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships as a purple belt taking 3rd in 2014, and the IBJJF Chicago Open were he took silver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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