Travis Medine

BJJ Black Belt

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu BlackBelt instructor. Travis teaches all of our Gracie Jiu Jitsu 101 Classes. He will be teaching you the techniques that we feel are essential for beginners. Travis is extremely patient, friendly, and invests in his students.

Jon Meyer

2nd Degree BJJ Black Belt & Judo Black Belt

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A second degree Black Belt in BJJ, Black Belt in Judo as well as seasoned professional MMA fighter. Jon brings a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of grappling from the takedown as well as off his back. His style is powerful and dynamic.

Doug Fournet

BJJ Black Belt, Judo Black Belt, Sambo Master

Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo Black Belt and international Sambo competitor, Doug brings with him a wealth of knowledge and skill earned through a life time of martial arts training. He is just as much an expert in competition prep as he is in the martial arts. 

Jessica Guedry

Double Gold BJJ World Champion & BJJ Brown Belt 

Jessica began training in 2011 when she was 18 years old. She is a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a recent college graduate, and a double gold medalist at the 2017 IBJJF World Championships. Her class emphasizes the importance of drilling and paying attention to detail. 

Kyle Bradley

BJJ Brown Belt & UFC Veteran

Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and one of the first Louisiana MMA fighters to ever make it to the UFC. Kyle brings his knowledge of the fight game, as well as his passion for BJJ to this team. He has trained and cornered many of the best fighters in Louisiana and is still on the mats today due to his passion for the martial arts.

JC Pennington

BJJ Brown Belt, Pro Boxer, & Mixed Martial Art Pioneer

A veteran of over 50 professional MMA fights JC is a Louisiana mixed martial arts pioneer. Since recently retiring from MMA he has focused on coaching and competing in pro grappling.JC is well versed in many areas such as fitness, weight loss, striking, jiu jitsu, and MMA.

 

Tiago Gonçalves

BJJ Brown Belt & Judo Black Belt

Tiago Gonçalves was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Tiago is a world class Judo black belt who was competed all over the world claiming such titles as Brazilian National Champion 4 times, as well as a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. He is not only a life long martial artist but also spends his time keeping our ports and people safe as a member of the United States Coast Guard. 

Andrea Destafano

BJJ Brown Belt & Judo Brown Belt

One of the most technical athletes on this team.  Andrea holds a Brown Belt in BJJ and a Brown Belt in Judo. A native of Reggio di Calabria, Italy. Andrea's strengths lie in his extremely technical guard and aggressive guard passing style. Another class where you will be smiling and sweating.