MEET THE COACHES
Rich started training martial arts in 2009 and after two years of Judo he was introduced to BJJ by a friend. After an initial trial class he was hooked on jiujitsu and became part of the Inglorious Grapplers London team. Rich began training with Fight Sports Bahamas after moving to Nassau in 2017 and is now part of our core coaching staff.
English Open 2015 - Silver - White Belt - Medium Heavy
British Open 2016 - Gold - Middle - Blue Belt - Masters 1
Shanghai 2016 International Open - Gold - Middle - Blue Belt - Masters 2
IBJJF British Nationals 2017 - Gold - Middle - Blue Belt - Masters 2
Mich started his jiu-jitsu journey back in 2009 by joining Rilion Gracie Academy in Miami, Fl. Mich stopped his training for a few years but always kept the interest and so after a small hiatus, he decided to get back on the mats! In 2013, Mich started as a white belt all over again and has not stopped ever since. He trained at Fight Sports Headquarters in Miami and moved to the Bahamas in 2017 as a blue belt. In 2018, he was promoted to purple belt by Cyborg Abreu.
Tatjana started her martial arts journey in 2009, doing Muay Thai & Krav Maga. Her brother introduced her to BJJ in 2012 and she was an addict ever since. She started her journey in Los Angeles as apart of a small family style Gracie Gym. She moved to the Bahamas in 2016, and the only thing missing in her life was BJJ. She continued her journey when Fight Sports Bahamas opened in 2017. Jiu-Jitsu is a huge part of her life, she loves to train, teach, and compete.
Gracie Worlds Submission Only 2015- Gold- Blue Belt
NAGA San Diego 2015- Gold- White Belt
Gracie Nationals Submission Only 2014- Silver- White Belt
NABJJF 2013- Gold- White Belt
Naga San Diego 2013-Gold -White Belt
Jerem started martial arts at an early age with Tae Kwon Do. He dabbled in a few different disciplines including Muay Thai & Capoeira. In 2008 he found Jiu Jitsu and quickly fell in love with the sport. Through the affiliation of his former academy, Jerem had the opportunity to train and learn directly from Xande and Saulo Ribeiro, and Rafael Lovato Jr. Jerem received his blue belt in 2010 from Jorge Brito, founder and head coach of Jiu Jitsu for Life team in Toronto, Canada. After a long hiatus, Jerem continued his BJJ journey in the Bahamas and joined the Fight Sports Family where he received his purple belt.
Jerem has competed at a couple of local tournaments in Toronto where he learned some hard lessons. He bounced back by placing 1st at the Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Association Invitational in 2010 as a white belt.
David is currently considered the "Fittest Man in the Bahamas". He started his martial arts journey in the Bahamas in 2014, he always found it interesting but didn't fall in love with the sport until he started Jiu Jitsu at Fight Sports in 2018. As a leader in the fitness industry, he found that jiu jitsu was complimentary to his weight lifting, endurance training and mobility. He now loves to compete, teach and finds the mental challenges of Jiu Jitsu incomparable to anything else he's ever done.
David placed 1st in our in house open division competition as a white belt in 2019.
Janviers BJJ journey started with the desire to find success in life. He had taken on many sports, careers, and hobbies, but he never managed to experience what it is to be a master in any of these things.
In BJJ Janvier found that its not just the most effective martial art in the world, but that the '6 blades of Jiu-Jitsu' - Family, Respect, Loyalty, Discipline, Attitude, Honor - that you become immersed in are actually the values that teach you to become a master at anything you apply these values to in life. In BJJ was the first time Janvier saw that there was a path to mastery, even clearly painted in a progression of belts, which is how growth is represented as time is put into the art. As you make your way to black belt by following the values taught in jiu-jitsu, you teach yourself the way to be a black belt in life. Janvier hopes to have as many people join the journey as well, one that will hopefully make black belts of all of us, and in so teach us how to make any of our dreams a reality.
Kenny began his jiu jitsu journey by accident in 2011. He was mostly focused on stand-up, but showed up to what he thought was Muay Thai class on the wrong day. He trained nonetheless, and was hooked ever since. After a long hiatus, Kenny restarted jiu jitsu with Fight Sports Bahamas in 2017 as a white belt. He was the 1st Bahamian athlete to earn his Blue Belt at FSB. Kenny has black belt aspirations and goals of being a life long jiu jitsu and martial arts practitioner. He is passionate about the sport, loves to study it and considers it apart of his life.