Ricardo Castagna is a 2x NZ Gi National Champion (Masters 2015, 2016) and No-gi NZ National Champion (Masters 2018).
He has been instructing since 2015 and is the Head Coach of Tu Kaha BJJ North Shore.
Ricardo started his martial arts career at 13 years of age doing Korean Hapkido. At 17 years Ricardo transitioned to Jiu-jitsu where he trained and competed in both disciplines in white belt all the way through to purple before moving to New Zealand in 2005.
After a short BJJ hiatus, Ricardo was back into training 2010.
Ricardo was proud to receive his black belt from Pedro at the end of 2016.