ACADEMY INSTRUCTORS

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.

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.

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.

DANNY STOLFI | ARTOFJIUJITSU.COM

DANNY STOLFI

BROWN BELT

COACH DANNY MOVED TO COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA WITH INTENTIONS OF BEING SURROUNDED BY LIKE MINDED PEOPLE. HE HAS GOALS OF BECOMING A BLACK BELT WORLD CHAMPION AND ONE DAY BEING THE PROFESSOR OF HIS OWN ACADEMY.

MASON MONSEVAIS | ARTOFJIUJITSU.COM

MASON MONSEVAIS

BROWN BELT

COACH MASON MOVED TO COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA IN THE SUMMER OF 2012 WHEN THE ACADEMY OPENED TO TRAIN WITH PROFESSORS RAFA & GUI. SINCE THEN COACH MASON HAS TRAVELED ALL OVER THE WORLD AND HAS WON NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS SUCH AS IBJJF EUROPEANS, IBJJF AMERICAN NATIONALS, ABU DHABI WORLD PRO AND MOST RECENTLY THE IBJJF NOGI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. HE HAS ALSO RECEIVED BOTH HIS BLUE & PURPLE BELTS FROM THE MENDES BROS AND IS WORKING TOWARDS BECOMING A BLACK BELT WORLD CHAMPION.

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.

ELVIS CHEN | ARTOFJIUJITSU.COM

ELVIS CHEN

PURPLE BELT

COACH ELVIS JOINED AOJ WITH THE DESIRE TO IMPROVE HIS JIU JITSU AND TO BECOME A BETTER COMPETITOR. SINCE JOIN AOJ, HE HAS WON MORE TOURNAMENTS THAN PREVIOUS YEARS COMBINED. IN ADDITION TO IMPROVING HIS JIU JITSU, COACH ELVIS FOUND INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION FROM THE PROFESSORS, COACHES AND TEAMMATES HE MET AT AOJ. HIS GOAL IS TO HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON OTHERS THROUGH THE ART OF JIU JITSU AS AOJ HAS BEEN FOR HIM.

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.

LEE ROSENFIELD | ARTOFJIUJITSU.COM

LEE ROSENFIELD

PURPLE BELT

COACH LEE MOVED TO COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA FROM LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK TO TRAIN FULL-TIME AND ONE DAY RECEIVE HIS BLACK BELT FROM THE MENDES BROS.

ANDRE GALVAO

ANGELICA GALVAO

CLAUDIO CALASANS

BIANCA BASILIO

LEANDRO LO | ARTOFJIUJITSU.COM

LEANDRO LO

BLACK BELT

LIAM MOSS