Discover the Rich Legacy of ZR Team Hungary and Max Carvalho:
A Journey Through Excellence and Dedication.

Know a little bit of our history

ZR Team Association

Established in June 2016, the ZR Team  has consistently achieved outstanding results in national and international competitions from its inception.

At the ZR Team, our mission extends beyond producing skilled athletes and fighters. We are dedicated to nurturing and mentoring children and young individuals, instilling in them the true philosophy and ethos of Jiu-Jitsu.

Leading the ZR Team is José Olímpio da Rocha Neto, also known as Zé Radiola, a 5th-degree black belt and a disciple of the esteemed Master Carlos Gracie Jr.

Zé Radiola, the esteemed teacher and founder of ZR Team, attained his black belt in 2001 under the tutelage of Master Carlos Gracie Jr.

In our pursuit of excellence, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of skill, discipline, and integrity. Our commitment to continuous improvement drives us to push the boundaries of our abilities and strive for mastery in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Moreover, excellence extends beyond the mats; it is ingrained in our interactions with our students, our community, and the world at large. We aim to inspire excellence in others by serving as role models of dedication, resilience, and sportsmanship.

At the ZR Team, excellence is not an endpoint but a journey—a journey of continual growth, learning, and refinement. It is this relentless pursuit of excellence that sets us apart and fuels our passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Our Mission

To impart the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to individuals of all backgrounds, emphasizing the value of each person and nurturing the inherent potential within every student.

Our Vision

To extend the reach of our Jiu-jitsu philosophy across the globe.

Our Values

We uphold the principles of honesty, fairness, purity, and integrity. In all our endeavors, we strive to embody these virtues and maintain an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Excellence is the cornerstone of our ethos at the ZR Team. It is not merely a goal but a guiding principle that permeates every aspect of our organization. We believe in relentlessly pursuing excellence in both our training and our character.

Dream team

Great team is the key

At the ZR Team, our team of professors embodies the highest standards of expertise, dedication, and leadership in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Each professor brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the mats, honed through years of training, competition, and teaching.


Who love
our work

"Embark on a journey with ZR Team, seeing through the eyes of our students. Delve into their inspiring testimonials, experiencing the path of growth, achievement, and empowerment. Prepare to be moved by genuine stories, from real people, yielding real results."

Best place to study Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In Hungary for sure, but in my opinion even in Europe. Top level instructors, great attitude and a lot of knowledge. People are kind and helpful. Teaching in English so guests are very welcome here. Max Carvalho is one of a kind personality. 100% recommended

Tal Kvores
Tal Kvores

13 Feb 2020

I trained here for 3 months whilst staying in Budapest. Great value for money with a lot of classes in both gi and no-gi. I felt very welcome. Max is a very knowledgable and good teacher. The location was really convenient and in the central part of town. Nice open space and new mats. I'm a relatively new white belt, and felt welcome to all classes. Plenty of other white belts to train with as well as friendly upper level belts. Would definitely recommend to a newbie as well. Would love to come back here when I'm next in Budapest.

Foysol Miah
Foysol Miah

15 Apr 2023

The best place to train in Budapest.Very good training and very friendly everyone


14 Dec 2023

I've been here for little while and besides the authentic headcoach and his robust expertise and really never ending repertoire of techniques, everybody is umble and kind! Truly THE place to be at when it comes to martial arts. I'd rate this even higher, if I could

Serhed Cakmak
Serhed Cakmak

02 Feb 2024

With amazing detail in a friendly environment by very welcoming coaches. The good vibes have never changed throughout the years.

Artur Stickl
Artur Stickl

11 Mar 2024

Incredible academy. Excellent vibes and high-level jiu-jitsu.

Gergó Orosz
Gergó Orosz

10 Apr 2024