I’m fortunate enough to have known Rodrigo Costa for almost a decade. As well as being a very close friend, Rod has provided me with coaching and mentorship from the first time I set foot on the mats, all the way up to the World Championships. Rod has that rare combination of incredible technical ability which he has showcased multiple times on the world stage, alongside the ability to demonstrate these techniques in easy to understand ways that make him an equally outstanding coach. Rod’s friendly demeanour makes him very approachable, which has cultivated into a conscientious and open culture across the gym. Regardless if your goals are to lose weight, learn self-defense or compete in BJJ and MMA at a professional level; Rodrigo provides both the facilities and knowledge to help you achieve those goals.
There's no question that Rod Costa is one of the most qualified, well renowned and successful coaches you can find. He creates and inspires an environment of constant growth, and carries the level of his training partners and students higher each day. When I was preparing to compete, Rod gave me the tools to succeed. When work got busy and I couldn't train as often as I would've liked, classes with Rod would provide that perfect mix of high-level technique and cardio/fitness. Regardless of age, regardless of level, if you're looking for a coach - look no further.
Rod took me under his wing when I was just a kid, with no idea what I was doing and I lost pretty much every comp I entered for about two years.
Yet every time the next one was up he was the first person to tell me I was entering. an attitude that I've never let go of and push onto everybody that I can.
An attitude towards the sports I had never seen and technical details like no other. And more than anybody I’ve ever met a passion and genuine care for the success of others.
I sincerely believe that I would not have made the progress I did without Rod's Influence.
If you are looking for a Jiu Jitsu gym in Perth then check out Costa Academy! This is one of the most modernized gym facility I've come across in Perth. They definitely did not cut corners by purchasing average equipment either. You can see that the time and research used to put together this awesome facility was not wasted.
I have been training with Rodrigo Costa for 6 years now and I have never had a coach that puts such generous time and effort into your personal growth with training. He always wants the best for his students, pushes them to be the best and never fails to share his wealth of knowledge. The time and dedication put into his coaching is what I respect the most as he's always wanting his students to exceed their own goals and expectations. Rodrigo’s passion for the sport of jiu jitsu is one of a kind.
The atmosphere of the gym is incredible. It doesn't matter if you're here to train just to get fit, training professionally or training to compete, it's definitely a family environment where everyone gets treated with equal respect.
Quality and competence are two words that describe Rod as a professional. A champion inside the mats and a guy with a big heart. He has slick technique and a competitive spirt that motivates all around him.
Rod's trajectory and titles speak for themselves. I have been Rodrigo’s training partner for many years and he is among the athletes i have seen train and dedicate the most, he has always worked hard to evolve and grow. He has taught me to persist and dedicate even more. Now with this new project ‘Costa Academy’ i am sure of the success, I had the pleasure to be one of the coaches Professors at FP Team in Brazil alongside Rod and vouch for him as an excellent coach and athlete. I am proud to have him as a training partner and to call him friend.