Meet Our Team
Head BJJ Instructor
"Post. Posture. Leverage."
2018 IBJJF World Master Championships Heavy Gold Medalist
2018 IBJJF New York Pro Heavy Gold Medalist, Open Weight Silver Medalist
2018 IBJJF Atlanta Spring Open Heavy Gold Medalist, Open Weight Silver Medalist
2017 IBJJF DC International Open Open Weight Gold and Heavy Silver Medalist
2017 IBJJF World Master Championships Heavy Gold Medalist
2017 IBJJF World Championships Heavy Bronze Medalist
2017 IBJJF Atlanta Spring Open Heavy Gold Medalist
2017 IBJJF New York Spring Open Medium Heavy Silver Medalist
2016 IBJJF Atlanta Summer Open Double Gold Medalist
2015 IBJJF World Championship Medium Heavy Bronze Medalist and Open Weight Silver Medalist
2015 IBJJF Pan American Championship Double Gold Medalist
2014 IBJJF World Championship Blue Belt Medium Heavy Weight Medalist
2014 IBJJF Pan Am Championship Blue Belt Middle Weight Medalist
2014 IBJJF International New York Spring Open Blue Belt Medium Heavy Weight and Absolute Champion
2014 IBJJF International New York Summer Open Blue Belt Medium Heavy Weight and Absolute Medalist
2013 IBJJF World Championship Blue Belt Middle Weight Medalist
2013 IBJJF International New York Spring Open Blue Belt Middle Weight Champion and Absolute Medalist
2013 IBJJF International New York Summer Open Blue Belt Absolute Champion
Multiple Time Grapplers Quest No-Gi Advanced Weight Class and Absolute Champion
Multiple Time US Grappling Champion
Michelle combines her passion for jiu-jitsu with her passion for teaching children as the instructor of our Kids Martial Arts program. Be sure to check out Michelle’s blog where she details her jiu-jitsu experiences, offers some jiu-jitsu insights, further training & competition updates, as well as a unique female perspective on the sport.
"Slow is smooth and smooth is fast."
Muay Thai Instructor
Jose started his martial arts journey as a boxer. He was not quite satisfied with his fists being his only weapons, so he started training Muay Thai for it's usage of the 8 limbs. He instantly fell in love with its effectiveness in the ring, in a street fight, and as a workout. With over 8 years of training with some of the area's best coaches and fighters, Jose is the man to get you in great fighting shape for competition or self defense. Age and ability are never a problem, he is awesome with kids and adults alike. Jose is not just a striker, he also holds a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, from Bill Nagle!