Co-Founder / Head Instructor
* Awarded Black Belt in 1993 under Master Carlson Gracie. * 1996 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World (Mundial) Champion. * Voted Most Technical Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor in 1996 Mundial * 3x Brazilian National Champion * 2nd Abu Dhabi Submission Tournament 2000. * 3rd Abu Dhabi Submission Tournament 1999. * Co-Founder of the Brazilian Top Team * Voted NAGA Coach of the year in 2005. * Inducted into the NAGA Grappling Hall of Fame. * Trainer of multiple World Champion and MMA fighters * National Coach for USA Grappling * Inducted into the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame 2009
Co-Founder/MMA Head Coach
*Awarded a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Carlson Gracie in 1992 / *Awarded a Black Belt in Judo under Sensei Jack Williams / *First Carlson Gracie Black Belt to open a school in America / *Honored by UFC Magazine as one of “The Top 100 Coaches in MMA” (2012) / *BJJ National Champion / *MMA Pioneer / *UFC Veteran / *Extreme Fighting Heavyweight Champion / *Trainer of multiple professional MMA fighters.
Vitelmo Katel Kubis
Muay Thai Coach – Pro Team
Wrestling Coach – Pro Team
Born in Iran. Started wrestling at the age of 12. 2x Cadet/Junior National Champion in Iran Ranked Top 3 for 2 consecutive years in Iran Wrestled in Olympic Trials 2000. Helped coach in 2004 and ’08 the U.S. Olympic Trials. International experience in freestyle tournaments; Turkey, Germany, Poland, and Russia. Wrestled for 2 years in Germans professional league Bunds Liga Gator Club Freestyle Assistant Coach for Oklahoma State University 2004-2008 Helped Mo Lawal, Zak Esposito, Coleman Scott, Daniel Cormier Trained alongside Dan Henderson at Team Quest – 2006 Oversees Pro training for American Top Team professional fighters on a daily basis.
Assistant MMA Coach
UFC veteran, WEC Featherweight Champion, AFC Featherweight Champion, Ranked #1 in bodogFIGHT, over 34 professional MMA fights.
Wrestling Coach – Pro Team
A former wrestling star for Oregon State University, Nate wrestled in the 174 pounds weight category. Nathan was a 2x Pac Ten Champion and garnered All-American honors while placing 4th in the NCAA’s in 2002. Nate finished his Oregon State career with an 85-42 record. In high school Nate was a 2x state champion.
Dyah Ali Davis
Pro Team Boxing Coach / Adult Coach – Night Classes
One of the rising stars of the Super-Middleweight division and son of 76′ boxing Olympic Gold medalist Howard Davis Jr. Dyah Ali Davis continues his quest for glory. Dyah’s currently has a career record of 23-4-1 and is also the proud holder of the NABF Super-Middleweight belt. Dyah teaches our boxing class at night as well as, working with our pro fighters.
Mikey Rod has been coaching/training professional fighters for more than 15 years, and was the former Director of Boxing for the PAL Boxing program located in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was also a member of notable boxing trainer Oscar Suarez’ coaching team. He has worked with elite level boxers from both the United States and Brasil. Mikey Rod currently trains the Pro Team fighters, and is noted as being a very technical and creative striking coach, specializing in strategy. His style is described as being a creative, effective and efficient method of striking.
Wrestling Coach Pro / Youth
2008 Olympian, 2x NCAA Champion, 4x NCAA Finalist
Striking Coach – Pro Team
Marcos Da Matta
Carlson Gracie Black Belt since 1997. BJJ World Champion Multiple NAGA Superfight Winner Multiple GQ Superfight Winner SWO Champ ADCC Invitee.
BJJ Advanced Instructor: Adults / Kids
Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Bruno started his training at the original Carlson Gracie academy in Copacabana, Rio under professor Ricardo “Kiko” Velloso. Bruno earned his black belt from Master Ricardo Liborio. Titles: 2013 Black Belt Gold Medalist Miami Open 2012 Black Belt Gold Medalist Boston Open IBJJF 2011 Black Belt Silver Medalist Worlds NOGI IBJJF 2011 Black Belt Bronze Medalist Panamerican IBJJF 2010 Black Belt Silver Medalist Panamerican IBJJF 2010 Black Belt SiLver Medalist Honolulu Open IBJJF 2010 Black Belt Bronze Medalist Miami Open IBJJF 2009 Black Belt Competitor World Grappling FILA 2008 Brown Belt GOLD Medalist Panamerican NOGI IBJJF 2008 Brown Belt Silver Medalist Panamerican IBJJF 2008 Brown Belt GOLD Medalist US OPEN Santa Cruz CA. IBJJF Official Referee Certification. Bruninho teaches our competition and advanced Gi classes and also our kids classes at night.
Adult BJJ Instructor – Morning
Junior started training BJJ under Master Ricardo Liborio when he was 12 years of age. He received his black belt from Master Liborio in 2004. Junior teaches Jiu-Jitsu mornings and night.
Instructor: Adults and Children Classes
BJJ Black Belt 3nd degree Professional Fighter 7x BJJ Champion Ceara, Brazil World Grappling Champion FILA Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu USA Trials Champion Grapplers Quest Champion NAGA Champion and many more tournament victories to his record. Ailton teaches our BJJ GI class and Submssion Grappling classes at night.
Instructor – Adult / Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
BJJ Black Belt, Judo Black Belt, Goju Ryu Karate Black Belt, Defensive tactics instructor, 2x Pan American Champion, NAGA US Nationals Champion, Florida State Champion.
Instructor – Pro / Adult / Kids Kickboxing
UFC Veteran, SPIRIT MC Middleweight Champion
Amateur MMA Coach / Youth Wrestling Assistant
7x Bellator vet | BJJ Black Belt
High School Wrestling All-American | Wrestled Division 1 at Sacred Heart University.