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GUI MENDES | ARTOFJIUJITSU.COM

GUI MENDES

BLACK BELT

GUI MENDES IS A 4X BLACK BELT WORLD CHAMPION AND HEAD PROFESSOR AT THE ART OF JIU JITSU ACADEMY. HE BEGAN TRAINING JIU JITSU WHEN HE WAS 12 YEARS OLD IN HIS HOMETOWN OF RIO CLARO, BRAZIL. HE RECEIVED HIS BLACK BELT FROM RAMON LEMOS IN 2008 AFTER WINNING MULTIPLE WORLD TITLES AT THE LOWER BELTS.

RAFA MENDES | ARTOFJIUJITSU.COM

RAFAEL MENDES

BLACK BELT

RAFAEL MENDES IS A 6X BLACK BELT WORLD CHAMPION AND 2X ADCC CHAMPION. HE BEGAN TRAINING JIU JITSU AT THE AGE OF 11 AND WAS GIVEN HIS BLACK BELT IN 2008 FROM HIS PROFESSOR RAMON LEMOS AFTER WINNING MULTIPLE WORLD TITLES AT THE LOWER BELTS.

NICK BOHLI | ARTOFJIUJITSU.COM

NICK BOHLI

BROWN BELT

COACH NICK RELOCATED FROM BALTIMORE, MARYLAND IN 2013 TO BECOME A PART OF AOJ. SINCE THEN HE HAS RECEIVED HIS BROWN BELT FROM PROFESSORS RAFA & GUI AND ALSO WON THE IBJJF NOGI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

GUSTAVO FONSECA | ARTOFJIUJITSU.COM

GUSTAVO FONSECA

BLACK BELT

PROFESSOR GUSTAVO VISITED AOJ IN THE SUMMER OF 2012 WHEN THE ACADEMY OPENED AND DECIDED TO STAY AND TRAIN FULL-TIME UNDERNEATH THE MENDES BROS. SINCE THEN HE HAS EARNED BOTH HIS BROWN & BLACK BELT FROM PROFESSORS RAFAEL & GUI. HE IS ALSO A 2X IBJJF PAN-AM CHAMPION. PROFESSOR GUSTAVO IS ALSO THE HEAD OF BOTH AOJ’S BEGINNERS PROGRAM & THE KIDS 5-7 PROGRAM.

JOHNATHA ALVES

IAN DELIZO | ARTOFJIUJITSU.COM

IAN DELIZO

BROWN BELT

COACH IAN HAS BEEN A PART OF AOJ SINCE THE ACADEMY OPENED IN 2012. HE EARNED BOTH HIS PURPLE & BROWN BELT FROM PROFESSORS RAFAEL & GUI AND IS ALSO IN CHARGE OF OUR KIDS 3-5 PROGRAM.

COACH JEFF | ARTOFJIUJITSU.COM

JEFF HAIRSTON

PURPLE BELT

COACH JEFF WAS INSPIRED TO BEGIN TRAINING JIU JITSU WHEN HE SAW SURFER JOEL TUDOR TRAINING IN THE GI AND JOINED AOJ. HIS GOAL IS TO BECOME A MASTERS WORLD CHAMPION AND EARN HIS BLACK BELT FROM THE MENDES BROS.

TAINAN DALPRA

ANDRE GALVAO

ANGELICA GALVAO

CLAUDIO CALASANS

BIANCA BASILIO

LEANDRO LO | ARTOFJIUJITSU.COM

LEANDRO LO

BLACK BELT