Hannette Staack is a 3x World Champion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a black belt under Andre “Negao”.
Hannette Staack was born on the 7th of February 1979, in São Luís do Maranhão, in North Brazil, but she moved to Rio de Janeiro when she was two years old.
Hannette began to train at 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 to give instructions and oversee the training. Hannette received both her blue and purple belts from professor Fernando, but he soon after decided not to continue teaching jiu jitsu. At this time, Flavio introduced Hannette to her current instructor, Andre “Negão” Terencio. She was still a very “raw” purple belt, with, most importantly, a good base and a ton of willpower. With Andre she began to refine her technique. Her first shining moment came in 2002, where after five fights and still as a purple belt Hannette took home her first World Championship in the women’s Purple/Brown/Black belt division. Since then Hannette has fought every World Championship, taking home six gold medals in the process and defining herself as one of the most tenacious and talented female grapplers in history.
Hannette states that her greatest inspiration toward continuing her jiu jitsu journey has come from Andre, who has always made her 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.
Full Name: Hannette Quadros Staack
Hannette’s Nickname and reason: 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
Hannette Staack’s Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Francisco Mansur > Carlos Henrique > André “Negão” > Hannette Staack
Hannette’s Favourite Position/Technique (BJJ/Grappling): Mount
Hannette Staack’s Main Achievements (BJJ/Grappling): 3x Brazilian National Champion (2x Absolute), 6x World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion, World Champion (No-gi World Championship), 3x ADCC Champion (2x weight division, 1x absolute)
Hannette Staack’s 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)
Hannette’s Association/Team (BJJ): Brazil 021 School of Jiu-Jitsu (BRA-021)