Sophia McDermott Drysdale
Sophia began her Jiu Jitsu career in Australia in 2002. With a background as a gymnast she rapidly moved up the ranks achieving outstanding results in the competition circuit both in Australia and Internationally. Sophia hold the distinction of being the first Australian female Black Belt, and the first Australian athlete, male or female to have won Gold as a Black Belt in the No Gi Wolrds (2009) and the Pan Ams (2014).
Sophia is a: 4 x State, 4 x National, 4 x Pan Pacific, 4 x Pan American Champion. She is also a No Gi World Champion and a 2 x World Champion Medalist.
Jason Parsons is a 21 year veteran Master Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach that is certified through both the NASM and NESTA as a MMA strength and conditioning coach. Jason earned his masters degree in kinesiology from UNLV and has over 30 different certifications from across the country. Jason specializes in training jiu jitsu practitioners but he also works with wrestlers, boxers, Muay Thai fighters and MMA fighters. Jason is our head strength and condition coach and teach every Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Greg Kalteich is the head instructor for the Beginners Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program. He is currently a brown belt and is very active in all facets of jiu jitsu in that he teaches, competes and is a very dedicated student who brings enthusiasm and spirit to the mat. Greg has an impressive list of accolades from tournaments over the years including many Bronze, Silver and Gold medals and he is also a certified Drysdale instructor as well as a certified IBJJF referee.
Michael Ceijas has trained BJJ for 7 years and been working as a fitness trainer for the duration of his BJJ training. He hold the destinction of being a World Champion (2013) amongst other notable acheivements.He currently teaches Strength and Conditioning classes durin the weekdays.
Allan Antoniewitcz is a highly experienced technician with over 15 years training in the art of Braziliann Jiu Jitsu and Judo. He is a Black 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 5 years.
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 eight 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 fifteen years and training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for five 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 & UFC Fan Expo.