Sophia McDermott Drysdale
Sophia began her Jiu Jitsu career in Australia in 2002 after training in the elite squad as a gymnast for almost 10 years. With her background as a gymnast she rapidly moved up the ranks achieving outstanding results in the competition circuit in Australia.
Kristian Woodmansee is a Robert Drysdale Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt. He has been training jiu jitsu for 5 years and has an extensive competition record. Kristian competes regularly all over the country and is currently a World Champion, 2x Pan Am Champion, and a 14x IBJJF medalist. He is currently teaching the Beginners program, and Little Ninja classes.
Michael Ceijas has trained BJJ for 6 years and been working as a fitness trainer for the duration of his BJJ training. He currently teaches Strength and Conditioning classes durin the weekdays.
Matt Villiatora has been training BJJ for 5 years and is currently a brown belt. He has an extensive competition record with his most notable achievement being 2nd Place at the Pan Am Championships. He teaches the kids BJJ program and pays particular attention to the competition aspect of BJJ and helping those who what to compete become better competitors..
Gaspar Agabin (June bug)
Gaspar Agabin has been training BJJ for 7 years and is currently a purple belt. He has extensive background in teaching and coaching and preparing athletes for camps and tournaments . He is currently the head assistant instructor for the BJJ kids class.
Ryan Silver is has been training BJJ for 6 years and is currently a purple belt. He is a qualified Personal Trainer from the National Academy Sports Medicine and Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Coach Association. He has been teaching Innovative functional training and conditioning coach for MMA and BJJ competitors for four years. Ryan Silver is currently the Strength and Conditioning classes on the weekends.
Allan Antoniewitcz is a highly experienced technician with over 15 years training in the art of Braziliann Jiu Jitsu and Judo. He is currently a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a black belt in Judo. Allan also has extensive experience in the Law Enforcement Operations and is a Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor. Currently Allan is the head Judo instructor at the academy
Karina served as an Army Military Police Officer, training in unarmed self-defense since 1999 including Boxing, Muay Thai (kickboxing), Wrestling, Grappling, GI and No-Gi BJJ. She has also taken courses with The Department of Defense, National Academy of Sports Medicine, TRX, Power Plate and is CPR & AED certified. Karina has been teaching Cardio Boxing, Kickboxing, MMA, Strength & Conditioning and privately for over 4yrs.
Ken Hahn is the head
striking coach at our facility and holds an
extensive background in
martial arts. He is a second degree black belt
in Tae Kwon Do, as well
as in Enshin Karate. His areas of expertise
include Mixed Martial Arts,
Personal Weight Training, and Cardio
Style Martial Arts. Ken also has over seven years of experience in
coaching UFC Fighters, such as Frank Mir.
Kyle Griffin is the wrestling coach for our Adult Professional Fighter class. He has been wrestling for nearly fourteen years and training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for four years. He is currently a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but made it to the quarter finals of the ADCC qualifier as a white belt. He has competed and won in many local tournaments including: NAGA, Grappler's Quest, and Fightblok. He also took second place at the 2013 UFC Fan Expo.