Meet our talented coaches and assistants



​​Owner/Head Coach

-Trained in Martial arts for 26 years

-16 Years of Brazilian Jiujitsu

-16 Years of MuayThai

-6 Years of Sambo

-7 Years of Wrestling

-Karate Black Belt

-Over 16 Years of coaching Kids

-Fight team went 17-1 for the year 2017

-Fight team went 15-1 for the year 2018

-Fight team currently 16-2 in 2019

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!

Ricardo Cavalcanti

​​Brazilian Jiujitsu Master

6th 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)


​​Jujitsu Coach

-Carlson Gracie Jr Black Belt

-1st 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


​​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


​​Assistant Boxing Coach


Brandon started in our program several years back, quit smoking and got into shape. He is currently assisting the striking program, with a focus on boxing, and also participates in our BJJ classes nightly.

-Unbeaten Amateur Boxer 3-0

-BJJ Blue Belt

-Silver medalist

-Level 3 kickboxing certified

-Experienced Corner man


​​Diet consultant/Assistant kids coach

-Ranked #27 in the world

-BJJ Blue Belt 

-Lost 120lbs in one year of Jiujitsu

-3x IBJJF Gold Medalist

-1Tap Cancer out Gold Medalist

-no one has scored points on her since her first tournament. Unbeaten!

-Reworked the diet plans for the gym to make options for vegetarians, vegans and gluten sensitive individuals.


​​Assistant Kickboxing coach

-5-1 in MuayThai

-GPP 135lb Champion

-#1 Contender FnP

-Assists with the beginners kickboxing classes


​​Assistant kids coach

-2-0 in MuayThai

-#1 Contender

-BJJ Gold Medalist

-BJJ Blue Belt


Mon/Wed/Fri Noon-1pm

Monday-Friday 5:00-9:00pm

Saturday 10:30-11:30 am

Private Lessons by appointment!


220 North Colony Street
Wallingford CT, 06492

Tel: 203-514-9559

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