Meet our Instructors
Mayko’s interest in combat sports started as a child at the age of 9 in which he began practicing Karate, and found interest in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2001. A graduate in Physical Education, Mayko has been teaching Jiu Jitsu since 2007, and excels with his years of experience teaching kids and adults.
Mayko is a seasoned BJJ Athlete who has won medals from the World Championship and Pan American and National. Originally from Brazilia, Brazil, Mayko received his black belt in 2011 under Leo Vieira and currently holds a 2nd Degree blackbelt under the Checkmat affiliation. Mayko moved to the USA with his wife, Karen Antunes in 2014 to improve their Jiu Jitsu careers. Today they have an one more member in the family, their daughter Alice.
Karen Antunes is one of the top athletes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s female lightweight class. In 2014 she earned her black belt under the instruction of Master Leo Vierira. Born in Brasilia, Brazil, Karen met her husband Mayko, and began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the same year. Karen’s performance at the prestigious Five Super League tournament on August 2015 put her on the map of mainstream of BJJ, and is considered one of the top grappling competitors of her generation.
Karen is a five time world champion who supports all classes by her husband’s side and has a special love for teaching the kids and women’s only program.
Join the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lifestyle and see how this martial art will change your life.
Our kids classes are designed to offer a fun and safe environment. Brazlian Jiu Jitsu aims to teach respect, discipline and a healthy lifestyle.
Our adults class are open to the complete beginner and to the advanced competitor. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is designed for men and women of all shapes and sizes
Our Women’s Only classes are designed to offer a comfortable training environment in which women can learn the most effective form of self defense. Join us to build confidence, learn effective techniques and to get in great shape.