Master Pedro Sauer is an 8th degree Gracie Jiu Jitsu Coral belt
When Pedro Sauer was promoted to black belt, he received a dual black belt: One from Helio Gracie and the other from Rickson Gracie representing the many years of private and personal instruction received directly by Rickson. Rickson Gracie also presented Pedro Sauer with his 8th degree Coral Belt and Helio Gracie’s blessing. Long recognized for the superior technical efficiency of his jiu-jitsu, he then began his career as an instructor in 1986 when asked to teach with an organization known in Brazil as Corpo/Quatro (Body of Four) where he taught and continued his training under renowned Jiu Jitsu instructors Alvaro Barreto (who is a red belt master under Helio Gracie) and Silvio Behring (his father, Flavio Behring, is also a red belt master under Helio Gracie, and his brother, Marcelo Behring, is a world-reknowned Jiu-Jitsu champion).
After moving to Utah in December of 1990, he taught as one of only two non-Gracie black belts under the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy (run by Rorion and Royce Gracie). In October of 1996, he became an official representative Black Belt Instructor under the Rickson Gracie American Jiu-Jitsu Association.
Currently, Pedro runs his main Jiu-Jitsu academy in Salt Lake City, where he has over 200 active students. He also has several affiliated schools across the country, and he visits them on a regular basis to give intensive instruction to the students and instructors. He is one of the most highly sought after instructors in the U.S. (of any martial discipline) and has presented hundreds of public seminars around the nation in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia.