Our Coaches 

When picking coaches for this camp it was important that they not only be highly skilled practitioners but more importantly great people. The energy that our coaches bring shows that they care about YOUR growth. 

Bernadette Ambubuyog

  • Been training Martial Arts for 17 years. Started with Krav Maga and branching out to Muay Thai, Boxing, BJJ, and MMA.

  • Psychiatric Nurse by day for 25+ years

  • Her late husband was a lifelong martial artist and they opened Top Level MMA in 2012

  • She trains and teaches to leave her family legacy, to empower people through living the martial art lifestyle

Charles Harriot

  • 2018 BJJ Globetrotter of the year. Visited 94 gyms in 17 countries coaching and rolling

  • BJJ Fanatics instructor: Leg Locks 101

  • Specializes in making technically complex techniques and concepts accessible for beginners.

  • Breakdance for Jiu Jitsu: Kaohsiung Taiwan dance battle champion. 

  • Lifelong Martial artist: TKD, American Kenpo, Judo, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • Nice guy

Tristan Mcdonald

  • Graduate and former wrestler for the university of Iowa.

  • Didn’t start wrestling till high school

  • 2nd degree black belt in karate.

  • Aspiring and upcoming professional BJJ athlete/Mix martial artist.

  • Very passionate about helping people push past comfort zones.

Lori LaPaz

  • Co-Owner of Open Guard Jiu Jitsu

  • Leader and proponent of Women's BJJ

  • Training BJJ for over 11 years

  • Favorite move: N/S arm in choke which leads to darce chokes

  • Puts up with Dan LaPaz on a daily basis! 

Filipe Barbosa

  • Started BJJ at 12, in the heart of the Amazon, Manaus Brazil

  • Opened Filipe Barbosa BJJ over 10 years ago

  • Black Belt under Professor Cristiano Ribeiro

  • Spends spare time outdoors with family and lifting with son

  • Favorite dish is Feijoide 

  • Can't hear well, HE ISN'T YELLING! 

Kyle Perkins

  • Been training jiujitsu for over 10yrs

  • Developed a true passion for learning and teaching

  • Never stopped training since he started

  • Quit his job 4 years ago to follow my jiujitsu journey full time

  • Earned his black belt from Former UFC competitor Jeff Curran 

  • Registered yoga teacher with more than 16 years of yoga experience. Completed teacher training at Healium Hot Yoga in Milwaukee, WI. 

  • Martial arts enthusiast and BJJ blue belt with a background in kickboxing, krav maga, and taekwondo.

  • Combines her passion for yoga and BJJ on the mats with Yoga for Jiu Jitsu classes

  • An avid traveler and outdoor enthusiast always looking for her next adventure

Elaine Disbro

Joshua Janis

  • BJJ Black Belt with over 16 years of experience 

  • Avid Wim Hof method practitioner 

  • Asian food enthusiasts 

  • Entreprenuer whos business works with companies developing business culture and individuals developing habits. Check out his business MyOdisee

  • Girlfriend finds him very "punny"