The main lessons that I learned from Helio, Rolls and Rickson Gracie? How was it training under such distinguished martial artists?
I wrestled for The Bolles School in Jacksonville under Matt Morris and for Team Jax wrestling club under Art Mosley. After high school, I received a NCAA division II scholarship to Anderson University and wrestled there for the 2012-2013 college season. I started wrestling competitively at 4 years old and was influenced by my older brothers Corey and Joey.
Before teaching wrestling at Jacksonville Gracie Jiu-Jitsu , I was assistant varsity coach at Bolles.
-6 year (2007-2012) varsity Letterman for Bolles and team captain 2010, 2011, and 2012.
-USA wrestling Southeast regional Greco champ 2008.
-Double all american in freestyle(8th) and Greco(4th) 2008 USA wrestling nationals
- USA wrestling Southeast regional 3rd Greco 2010
-multiple time freestyle/Greco florida amateur wrestling association state champ
-3rd place AAU Disney duals nationals (community division) (2012)
-multiple time Team Florida member for the USA wrestling nationals duals team and Fargo.
-4x FHSAA state qualifier
-176 career FHSAA wins
-NCAA division II varsity letterman 2013 at Anderson University.
Professor Mike , Black Belt under Luiz Palhares , with experience in MMA,Wrestling,Boxing, and Kickboxing.
Professor Brad , Black Belt under Luiz Palhares
Professor John , black belt user Luiz Palharez,
I have been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over thirteen years, and have been lucky enough to have trained with Luiz for twelve of those years. I’ll never forget the first time I walked into Luiz’s gym, we shared a space in a Karate dojo back then. My previous instructor had moved away so I decided to try a new gym. I came there with four stripes on my white belt and thought I was pretty special. I promptly got submitted by every person in that gym, and realized that I needed to start over from scratch, so that’s what I did. Going from white belt to black belt under Luiz has been one of the toughest and most rewarding journeys of my life, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Professor Alex , black belt under Luiz Palhares , He began training in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has competed in Amateur Muay Thai bouts, MMA, and many Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments.
Alex also has his Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, with a focus in Exercise Science. He has experience in both personal and group training.
Professor Tomas, Black Belt under Luiz Palhares.
Professor Kris , Black Belt under Luiz Palhares
Professor Matt, Black Belt under Luiz Palhares
Professor Dinesh, Black Belt under Luiz Palhares.
Professor Colin , Black Belt under Luiz Palhares.
Professor Stuart, Black Belt under Luiz Palhares.
2x IBJJF No-Gi Pan-American Champion
2x IBJJF Miami Open Champion
9x IBJJF Atlanta Open Champion
No-Gi Pan-American Champion
6x IBJJF New York Open Champion
IBJJF Miami Open Champion
2x IBJJF Atlanta Open Champion
5x IBJJF New York Open Champion
IBJJF Miami Open Champion
IBJJF No-Gi Pan-American Open Class Runner-Up
4x IBJJF Orlando Open Champion
2x IBJJF Nashville Open Champion
Professor Kris , Black Belt under Luiz Palhares.