Professor Magno Gama is a 2nd degree Renzo Gracie Black Belt. He studied under Master Gracie since he was 17 years old and just moved here from Minas Gerais Brazil. Magno always had a love for martial arts, but fell in love with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from the first time he walked in Renzo Gracie’s Academy. Magno has been teaching classes professionally since he was a Blue Belt and continues to teach all levels of classes. Magno has competed on all levels in many competitions. Magno’s love for teaching shows in his passion to help all his students be the best they can be and reach their goals. He is an amazing teacher and has a special ability to relate to kids and train them in a fun but always structured way.
Nick Papa is a purple belt under second degree Renzo Gracie black belt, Magno Gama. Fitness and martial arts have always been a constant theme in his life. As a child, he practiced karate and tried various martial arts on and off. He has been under Magno Gama’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tuttelage for over 6 years. He left the real estate industry to fully immerse himself in the fitness and martial arts world. He is a NASM certified personal trainer, certified Kettlebell instructor and certified group personal training specialist. Nick is truly passionate about personal training and instructing athletes of all ages and skill levels to reach their goals. He utilizes his knowledge of BJJ and S&C to tailor client-specific workouts, whether it’s losing weight, getting fight-ready, or improving overall health; and he dutifully tracks their progression to success. His positive interactive approach accommodates everyone in one-on-one private training or groups.