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Decorated BJJ Black Belt

under Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira and Rafael Haubert with more than 20 years of experience

15+ years of formal experience

as an MMA & BJJ Instructor and as a Professional Mixed Martial Artist with 28 pro fights

Former # 1 World Ranked Fighter

in 2004 under the World Shooto Rankings


in Naga’s (North American Grappling Association’s) Expert Division

Undefeated in pro submission grappling

matches promoted by Contenders

Kodokan Judo Black Belt

awarded by the Kodokan, the World Headquarters of Judo in Japan

1999 Tournament Champion

of Icon Sport’s Hawaiian Super Brawl

Fought on Cards with UFC stars:

Anderson Silva (Shooto) and Chael Sonnen (BodogFIGHT)

Former American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) Fighter

who trained under 5-time UFC Middleweight Champion Frank Shamrock & trained with current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Valasquez, as well as Josh Koscheck, Luke Rockhold, & Josh Thompson

Trained under former Chute Boxe and Brazilian Top Team Coach,

Sergio Cunha in Japan

Worked out alongside Judo Olympic Gold Medalists,

Yoshida Hidehiko and Takimoto Makoto at Yoshida Dojo in Japan

Trained Muay Thai under the former Lumpini Stadium Champion,

Santien Noi in Thailand