Martial arts studio opens

Local Raphael Carrao recently opened a new martial arts studio at the Zuma Beach Plaza. Martial Arts students, pictured, from left: Nic Vazelakis, Jordan Retamar, Raphael Carrao, Jason Puklus and Kyle Prince.

Local Raphael Carro celebrated the opening of his Martial Arts studio in Malibu, The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Malibu Club. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Carrao has trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since childhood with world-renowned masters Roberto Godoi and Roberto Tozi. His most recent honor was a Bronze medal at the 2010 Pan-American BJJ Championship in Long Beach.

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Malibu Club is open to students ages eight and up who are interested in improving their physical fitness and learning to defend themselves.

More information can be obtained by calling 310.907.6231.