With over 20 years in the sport and 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mike began his MMA career as one of the Florida’s pioneers with his first fight in the mid 1990′s. Acquiring many MMA titles in the south east Mike has over 30 professional fights as well as an extensive grappling and BJJ resume. Mike has coached hundreds of athletes during their matches from Submission tournaments, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, BJJ, Sambo and to the highest levels of Mixed Martial Arts including the UFC. Mike has been teaching martial arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to students for 20 years and is the head MMA coach for the Jungle.
A star of Season 2 of the Ultimate Fighter , a UFC, Bellator and K-1 veteran, along with being the former KOTC champion it came as no surprise when Seth knocked out Kimbo Slice on last minute notice in only :14 in 2008. Seth holds an extensive professional MMA record to go along with his former National Championship in Karate. A 1st degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, 3rd degree Black Belt in Karate, and an accomplished wrestler Seth is very well versed in all areas of the fight game. When Seth isn’t coaching MMA, BJJ and kickboxing to Jungle members, he currently is the striking coach for WWE NXT.
Brian is the head BJJ coach at our Lake Mary school. He began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2003 after practicing many other martial arts. Since moving to Florida, Brian has been the head coach of our adult and Little Gorilla’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and No Gi grappling classes at our Lake Mary / Sanford school.
3rd degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt with 100s of BJJ and Grappling titles and matchs from State Games all the way to the international Abu Dhabi ,Thiago is teaching De La Riva Brazilianj Jiu-Jitsu out of Brazil. His joy is to continue the job started by his Great Master De La Riva, teaching everyone that comes to his gym, everywhere he is invited to do Seminars or Coach, with the same principles De La Riva has had always which is always receive everyone with open arms no matter where they come from. Thiago’s wish is to some day see this great sport in the Olympic Games and show that this sport is for everyone no matter your age, gender or size. “Jiu-Jitsu will always better your Life”. Thiago is comitted to providing the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction in Orlando. He teaches both gi and no-gi BJJ to Central Florida residents of all ages.
Eric began his journey towards Mixed Martial Arts as a child with his love of Martial Arts. His formal fighting education started with Muay Thai and No Gi Jui-Jitsu in 2008. He became hooked after taking his first Muay Thai fight and he has been training ever since. Eric likes to focus on Muay Thai stance and producing the strongest techniques possible from that stance. When Eric isn’t training or teaching at The Jungle MMA he is busy as work as 3rd and 4th grade elementary school teacher.
Felicia is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt who began training in martial arts in her early teens. She now heads our Little Gorilla’s Kids program and coaches our women’s MMA team. Coach Felicia recently placed first in the Invicta FC tournament(wrapping up her amatuer career as 6-1) to win a pro fight contract with them, where she successfully won her debut with a first round TKO. She brings the same level of focus and discipline that it took her to win the biggest tournament in women’s MMA and her pro debut to help our children and members train and compete here at The Jungle MMA!
Born in the Caribbean island of Trinidad, Adel migrated to Florida in 1985. This 46 year old dad began his martial arts career while taking Karate as an elective in college in 1988. He started taking Cage Fitness which quickly became a passion of his in 2011. In 2014, Adel became certified Cage Fitness instructor. He is currently the Head Cage Fitness coach for The Jungle.
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