Brazil-021 Leaders

leadersAndre Terencio & Hannette Staack

Hannette Staack


Hannette Staack is one of the most accomplished grapplers in the world and a historical jiu jitsu black belt graded by Andre “Negao” Terencio. A founding member of the Brazil 021 BJJ team, Hannette Staack has won numerous medals in important tournaments such as the world championships (7x) and the ADCC (3x), arguably the world’s toughest, and most prestigious submission wrestling tournament.

Hannette Staack Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Hannette Quadros Staack

Nickname: The most common are “Tin” and “Nette.” “Tin” is less common, used mainly by Hannette’s mother who was always coming up with little nicknames for her children. The second, “Nette,” was used because Hannette is an uncommon name, and it was difficult for her to introduce herself. Children, especially, grew to know her as Anette or Auntie Nette 

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Francisco Mansor > Carlos Henrique > André “Negão” > Hannette Staack

Main Achievements (BJJ/SubmissionGrappling):

– 3x Brazilian National Champion (2x Absolute)

– 7x World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion

– World Champion (No-gi World Championship)

– 3x ADCC Champion (2x weight division, 1x absolute)

Favourite Position/Technique (BJJ/Grappling): Mount

Most Memorable Fight: her final of the ADCC absolute division in 2007 against Rosangela Conceição, which she won impressively by flying armbar. It was at this time that Hannette became internationally recognized, starting a new phase in her impressive career (See the fight at the bottom of this page)

 Association/Team (BJJ): Brazil 021 School of Jiu-Jitsu (BRA-021)


 Hannette Staack was born on the 7th of February 1979, in São Luís do Maranhão, in the norther Brazil territory, though she moved to Rio de Janeiro when she was two years old. Hannette began her jiu jitsu training when she was 18 years old with “Professor” Fernando Cruz and Master Flavio Figueiredo. Although most of Hannette’s training took place with Fernando, Master Flavio frequented the academy and oversaw the training. Hannette received both her blue and purple belts from professor Fernando. Soon after Hannette received her purple belt, Fernando Cruz gave up on his BJJ teaching career, it was then that Master Flavio introduced Staack to her next (and current) instructor, Andre “Negão” Terencio.

 At the time when Hannette Staack started training with Terencio, she was still a very “raw” purple belt, with not much more then a good knowledge of the basics and ton of willpower. It was coach Andre that started to refine her training and her technique. Hannette’s first big moment came in 2002, when after five fights she won her first world championship in the women’s purple/brown/black belt combined division. Since then Hannette has fought every World Championship, taking six gold medals home in and establishing herself as one of the most tenacious and talented female grapplers in the history of jiu jitsu.

 Hannette states that her greatest inspiration toward continuing her jiu jitsu journey has come from Andre (who is now her husband), as he always inspired her to believe in jiu jitsu. The two have realized a dream and are now reaping the fruits of their labor in their own academy in Chicago. The team is now gathering between Andre Negão, Hannette Staack, and Carlos Henrique (Andre’s professor) to form Brazil 021 School of Jiu Jitsu.

Andre Terencio


Andre Terencio, also known as Andre “Negao”, is a great Jiu Jitsu personality and one of the best coaches in BJJ today, having graduated great champions like Hannette Staack. Andre is also one of the founding members of the Brazil-021 team. A team with affiliates all over the world, including the two strongest “BJJ countries”, the United States and Brazil.

 Andre Negao Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: André Fernando Alves Terencio

Nickname: “Negão” means “Big Black Man” in Portuguese, Andre received the name because there were only two black students at his Jiu Jitsu school. He didn’t like the nickname at first, but the more he would refute his nickname, the more people liked to use it. Therefore, the name stuck, and with time it became a part of him.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Francisco Mansor > Carlos Henrique > André “Negão”

Weight Division: “Meio-Pesado” – Medium Heavyweight (88kg – 194.5lbs)

 Main Achievements in Jiu Jitsu:

– Bronze Medalist at the Brazilian 1997 National Championship (Purple Belt Division)

– Silver Medalist at the Rio de Janeiro State Championship 1998

Association/Team: Brazil 021


 Andre Terencio was born on the 20th of of December 1977 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He started training in the beginning of the 1990’s in “Academia Santana” when Andre was only 13years old, because he was an obese child with lack of self confidence.

 André Negão’s first and only instructor was Carlos Henrique, one of the best coaches there was in Brazil at the time, and the man who graded him from white to black belt.

 After one year of training, André wanted to train more and more, but his humble roots didn’t allow the expensive tuition. André then asked his family not to give him anything else throughout the year (no Christmas gifts, no Birthday gifts, nothing), just the money to pay the tuition. It was this dedication that took him up the ranks until Black Belt.

 Although André Negão never forgot his tough childhood, through Jiu Jitsu he managed to see half the world and coach some of the best fighters in the game. In 2002 he left Carlos Henrique’s school to form his own school, André Negão BJJ Club where he brought to light many champions, like Hannette Staack, Oswaldo” queixinho” Augusto,Thiago Rogerio, Lucas Clone, Izabela Ferreira, Silvana Abreu amongst many others.

 After a spell as Andre Negao BJJ Club, he re-joined with his old teacher, Carlos Henrique and all his old colleagues who then had formed other academies themselves, to form Brazil 021, a brand new team that promises to be a big sensation in years to come.

 André Negao teaches in one of the best academies in America, in the city of Chicago, you can check the website of his academy at and his own personal website at, and of course his team’s website “Brazil 021”