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Instructors

Meet our talented coaches and assistants
Mike

​​Owner/Head Coach

-Trained in Martial arts for 26 years

-19 Years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

- Black Belt under Ricardo Cavalcanti

-19 Years of Muay Thai

-Karate Black Belt

-Over 19 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 produce quality fighters and competitors. I can't wait to work with you!

Ricardo Cavalcanti

​​Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Master

6th Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos 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)

Adam

​​Jiu Jitsu Coach

-3rd Degree Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu under Ricardo Cavalcanti

-Black belt under Carlson Gracie Jr.

-2008, 2011, 2012 Nutmeg State Judo Champion

-Ammo Fight League NoGi Champion

-Multiple time gold Medalist

-Over a decade of coaching experience

-Black Belt in Tang soo do

Greg

​​Jiu Jitsu Coach

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

-1st degree Black belt under Carlson Gracie Jr.

-Earned Blue Belt through Royce Gracie

-7x NAGA Gold Medalist

-Teaches recording at Yale

Kevin

​​Assistant Kickboxing/and kids coach

-7-2 in MuayThai [5 ko's]

 -WKA National Silver Medalist

- WFN Flyweight MuayThai Champion

- AKBF Flyweight Kickboxing Champion

-GPP 135lb Champion

-#1 Contender FnP

-Assists with the kickboxing classes

-Assists with advanced kids

Victor

​​Assistant Kids Coach

-6-2 in MuayThai

-#1 Contender FnP

-BJJ Blue Belt

-BJJ Gold Medalist

-WKA National Kickboxing Gold and Silver Medalist.

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!

Bria

​​Assistant Kids Coach

Bria helps out with the kids classes and is an aspiring fighter with a stellar track record.

-3-1 Kickboxing Record

-2023 WKA National Kickboxing Champion

-Adult BJJ division gold medalist at 15

-Adult BJJ absolute division champion at 15

-2x Adult BJJ Absolute Blue Belt Champ at 16

-Multiple time teen Gi and Nogi Gold

-Nationally Ranked in Judo

Aiden

​​Assistant Kids Coach

Aiden is Bria's sibling and helps out with the kids classes as well!

-1-0 Kickboxing record

-1-0 MMA record

-1-0 Pro BJJ

-Multiple time BJJ gold medalist in gi and nogi

-Multiple time gold medalist in Teens division

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