Professor Pedro Tello 1

Pedro Tello

Black Belt

Assistant Head Instructor



Professor Pedro started martial arts at age 5, training traditional karate do goju-ryu achieving Black Belt 1st Degree. Was able to teach and attend engineering school until I move to US in 1997. Always involved in martial arts on and off until he found his passion in Jiu-Jitsu with Professor Carlos Lemos Jr. Ever since he’s been training along with his children enjoying the benefits of this amazing art.

He was promoted to black belt on 2017 under Professor Carlos Lemos Jr. and named Head instructor of Gracie Barra Downers Grove.



As a Jiu-Jitsu parent Prof Pedro likes to be involved in all kids and teens programs making sure every young member truly enjoys their experience at GB Downers Grove.

“Jiu-Jitsu has helped me tremendously in most aspects of my life and is my goal in life to share this gift with all Gracie Barra Downers Grove members.”