Instructors

Meet our talented coaches and assistants
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MuayThai win

Muaythai, mma, boxing, wallingford

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Mike Kickboxing wallingford
Mike Kickboxing wallingford

Mike Kickboxing MMA BJJ Jiujitsu Karate wallingford

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Mike

​​Owner/Head Coach

-Trained in Martial arts for 26 years

-18 Years of Brazilian Jiujitsu

- Black Belt under Ricardo Cavalcanti

-18 Years of MuayThai

-Karate Black Belt

-Over 17 Years of coaching Kids

-Has also trained extensively in Russian Sambo, Wrestling, boxing and Judo

My goal when opening this gym was to provide a great training environment for everyone of all skill levels and ages to learn and grow. Every year we help people achieve their goals of fitness, self defense, confidence and producing quality fighters and competitors. I can't wait to work with you!

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BJJ CT Wallingford Meriden Southington Cheshire

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RCBJJ

Ricardo Cavalcanti 6th Degree BJJ Jiujitsu Wallingford CT

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ricardo2

BJJ CT Wallingford Meriden Southington Cheshire

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Ricardo Cavalcanti

​​Brazilian Jiujitsu Master

7th Degree Brazilain Jiujitsu Black Belt

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Ricardo Cavalcanti

 

Main Achievements:

  • Pan American Champion (1998 absolute – master)

  • World Nogi Champion (2010 – senior 3)

  • California Games Champion (2002)

  • Pan American Bronze Medallist (2010 – senior 3)

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Adam BJJ 1

Adam Jiujitsu, BJJ, Connecticut

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ADam BJJ 2

Adam Jiujitsu, BJJ, Connecticut

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Adam BJJ 3

Adam Jiujitsu, BJJ, Connecticut

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Adam BJJ 1

Adam Jiujitsu, BJJ, Connecticut

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Adam

​​Jujitsu Coach

-Carlson Gracie Jr Black Belt

-2nd Degree under Ricardo Cavalcanti

-2008, 2011, 2012 Nutmeg State Judo Champion

-Ammo Fight League NoGi Champion

-Multiple time NAGA Medalist

-Over a decade of coaching experience

-Black Belt in Tang soo do

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BJJ, Wallingford, Connecticut, Jiujitsu

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Greg

​​Jujitsu Coach

Greg is a Black belt instructor and assists in teaching our BJJ classes.

-Black belt under Fabio Araujo

-Earned Blue Belt through Royce Gracie

-7x NAGA Medalist

-Teaches recording at Yale

Kevin Muaythai
Kevin Muaythai

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Kevin kickboxing

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Kevin Muaythai

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Kevin

​​Assistant Kickboxing/and kids coach

-5-1 in MuayThai

-GPP 135lb Champion

-#1 Contender FnP

-Assists with the beginners kickboxing classes

-Assists with the kids classes

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Victor

​​Assistant kids coach

-2-0 in MuayThai

-#1 Contender FnP

-BJJ Blue Belt

-BJJ Gold Medalist

-WKA National Kickboxing Gold and Silver Medalist.

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Jervonny

​​Assistant kids coach

Jervonny loves boxing and utilizes this skill when assisting our kids program. He also helps cover the adults striking classes when needed. He will likely be one of your first pad holders if you are a new student!

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Vanessa

​​Assistant kids coach

Vanessa is an old member who returned after having a family of her own and came on to help out in the kids class. She has experience in our Brazilian Jiujitsu program and also our MuayThai and boxing programs.