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Our Team

Our Instructor Staff is comprised of a core group of individuals who have been working and training together for nearly ten years. They come from diverse backgrounds and bring their own unique perspective to the team.  All instructors have participated in training through the U.S Center for Safesport, as well as having completed the USA Wrestling coaching program. These courses require the passing of federal background checks as well as maintaining current CPR/BLS certifications. 

Brandon Magana

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Brandon Magana is a combat veteran with honorable service in the Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance community, from 1998-2006. Since his exit of service, Brandon has worked as a civilian contractor for the US Navy, teaching defensive tactics and combat skills to specialized units. He has logged thousands of instructor hours, and is honored to support the mission of our troops and country by teaching the fighting arts to increase their combat skill-set. 

He started his formal martial arts training with Charlie Kohler at the San Diego Fight Club in 2004, and has spent nearly the last 20 years dedicated to teaching, training, and competing in martial arts.  In 2013, he was awarded his black belt by Rodrigo Medeiros (Carlson Gracie). He currently holds the rank of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt 3rd Degree, as recognized by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. Over the last decade, he has been responsible for the planning, building, and operations of several successful martial arts academies.


 

Seymour Lewis II

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Seymour Lewis II originally hails from Columbia, South Carolina. He started his Jiu-Jitsu journey in Atlanta, GA back in 2011, as a way to stay active after college. This quickly blossomed into a full-blown passion, and within two years he moved across the country to further pursue his Jiu-Jitsu training in Southern California. In February of 2022 he was awarded his black belt by Brandon Magaña. He used this promotion to fuel his training and is actively competing in a multitude of tournaments with a high level of success.

 

His love of BJJ serves as a constant reminder that with hard work and focus, you can do anything you put your mind to! He is a loving husband and father to a beautiful daughter, who help keep him centered and motivated. Jiu jitsu has given him so many things, and he can't wait to share this wonderful martial art with everyone!

 

Notable Tournaments/Fights

IBJFF Master World Champion

Multiple time IBJJF Champion and Medalist

2x SJJIF World Champion

Jiu Jitsu World League World Champion

Jiu Jitsu World League Season Champion

*IBJJF Certified Referee

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