INSTRUCTORS

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HUMBERTO "ABROCADO" PEREA

Humberto began his martial arts training at the age of 19 in Taekwondo. After a long break, he transitioned into studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts and is currently a brown belt under Alex Ecklin & Van Flores with Masterskya BJJ. During his training, Humberto lost over 80 lbs. In 2013, he fought his first amateur MMA fight; in 2016 he won the USMTA featherweight title. In 2017, he achieved his goal of becoming a professional MMA fighter. Humberto continues to compete in grappling competitions in addition to training and coaching others. 

Humberto’s commitment and focus in MMA helped him gain the confidence necessary to accomplish other lifelong goals outside of the sport. He recently completed his fourth New York City Marathon and has participated in a number of other high endurance events, including the Spartan Ultra Beast and the World's Toughest Mudder. 

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"HEARTBREAK" JAIME PEREA

Jaime began his martial arts training at the age of 18. He spent four years in college training taekwondo, followed by five years in karate and capoeira, and later transitioned to MMA. Since 2011, he has been dedicated to MMA and has focused his training in boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, wrestling, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Jaime has competed in amateur taekwondo, karate, and grappling tournaments, and holds an amateur MMA record of 4-1.

Jaime is passionate about using martial arts to capitalize on individual strengths and to cultivate a community-centered environment. He encourages his students and peers to take their experience beyond the gym and carry that healthy mindset into everyday life to create a positive self-image.