About Us

Experience in the disciplines

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi and No Gi, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing, Freestyle Wrestling and Self Defense, we make sure our students receive top quality instruction in all Martial Arts different styles!

Sensei Christian Carvalho

  • Training since 1988 and Teaching since 1996
  • Brazilian Submission Grappling “Luta Livre” Black Belt (Under Carlos Brunocilla – Rio De Janeiro)
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt (Under Paulo “Coelho” Brandao – Gracie Humaita)
  • 16yrs Submission Grappling Gi / No Gi
  • 6yrs Marcus Ruas Vale Tudo
  • 6yrs Freestyle Wrestling
  • 6yrs Muay Thai
  • 4yrs Judo (Brown Belt)
  • K-1 Bad Boys Champion 4 Man Tournament – Colorado
  • Pancrase Submission Wrestling Champion 2003-2004
  • King of the Cage veteran – California
  • Ring of Fire veteran – Colorado
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi / No Gi Tournaments over 100 Fights
  • Pan Am No Gi Champion Sept 2013
  • NY Open Gi Apr 2013
  • Miami Open veteran 2011, 2012, 2013
  • MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)
    • Amateurs fights: 22-1
    • Professional fights: 5-1

Sensei Christian Carvalho was born in Manaus-Amazon-Brazil in February 1977. Fighting is something he has been born with, he embraces a true warrior’s spirit, in all that he does whether it be at home with his beautiful wife and two children or in the ring or the cage.

Sensei heart lies in teaching children and adults. He believes that all children should grow up fighting with one another in a strong martial arts facility to prepare them for the wars they will encounter in this life.

Our Instructors

Paulo Coelho

  • 6th Degree Black Belt Under Royler Gracie
  • World Championship
  • Multiple State & Nationals Championship

Rashawn Kershaw

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
  • NAGA Expert Champion Feb 2013
  • NAGA Expert Champ 2012
  • 1st place NAGA Florida Sept, 2011
  • 1st place NAGA Florida Nov 26, 2010
  • 2nd place NAGA Florida Nov 21, 2009
  • Miami Open Veteran: 2011, 2012, 2013
  • NY Open 2013
  • Pan Am No Gi 2013
  • MMA Fights 7-3
  • Assistant Children’s Instructor

Born in Mount Vermon, NY in May 1991. Started martial arts at the age of 3, practicing Japanese Jujutsu. With a dream of becoming a Mixed Martial Arts Fighter joined in 2009. Being blessed with an opportunity to further his career in MMA and future dream become assistant child instructor for Sensei Christan Carvalho. W With a passion for martial arts and the love for children allowed me to become more of a positive role model and mentor building bonds becoming more of an older brother figure towards the kids.

With a competitive spirit and ambitious determined attitude plans to complete in more grappling tournaments and fight whether it is in MMA, boxing or muay thai/kick boxing in the upcoming years!

Alex Marin

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt
  • MMA Fights 4-2
  • Miami Open veteran
  • Assistant Children’s Instructor

Born in 1989 in Victorville California since the time he could think for himself coach Alex always had a passion for combat and self defense being bullied and picked on in school led Alex to take on martial arts in 2003 and from then on he would never let anyone ever bring him down again using not his strength but his mind and defeated his foes with his outstanding confidence and an indomitable  spirit. Always practicing what he loved martial arts wether it be karate judo aikido or jiujitsu Coach Alex was always on the mats fine tuning himself as an artist with  almost half his life dedicated to martial arts he decided to make it his life goal to help others help them selves through martial arts and to show the world that the one who is really in charge of your happiness and greater good is you, if you love what you do fight for it!

Katie Bovett

  • Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor by the American Council of Exercise. Extensive background in Boxing and Kickboxing.
  • Yoga Certified.
  • Behavioral Change and Weight loss specialist.
  • 4th degree White belt BJJ.

Randy Nash

  • 1st Degree Black Belt
  • 2018 IBJJF Worlds Master Silver (Black Belt)
  • 2019 IBJJF Pan Bronze (Black Belt)
  • 2013 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Bronze
  • 4x IBJJF Miami Open champion
  • 3x IBJJF Atlanta Open champion
  • 2x IBJJF Boca Raton Open champion
  • IBJJF New York Open champion
  • 4x Naga champion (Expert division)


Leo Grullon

  • Children Assistant Instructor
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt

Kevin Munoz – Children Assistant

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt
  • Boca Open veteran
  • NAGA veteran
  • MMA Fights 1-0
  • Miami Open veteran

Helton Henrique da Silva

  • Brazilian National Wrestling Champion
  • 15x Manaus State No Gi Champion
  • Head Coach of Wrestling State Amazon Team
  • Head Coach – Junior Wrestling National Team in the Worlds 2015
  • Vice President of the National Confederation of Wrestling- CBW
  • 6x UFC Coach
  • Brazilian Submission “Luta-Livre” Grappling Black Belt
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt
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