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Our Program

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OUR BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU PROGRAM

 

Our head instructor is Cody Baker.  Cody has been training in BJJ for over 5 years and holds the rank of purple belt.  Cody has competed and won many BJJ tournaments throughout Western Pennsylvania and Ohio.  He is also a 2nd degree brown belt in Judo under Paul Bova.  Cody is a veteran who lives in Charleroi with his wife and daughter.

We are proud to be an affiliate school of the Armezzani Jiu Jitsu Academy in Monaca.

Lou Armezzani started training Jiu-Jitsu when he was 21 at the Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Scranton, PA. After two years he received his blue belt from Royce. Shortly after receiving his blue belt Lou began fighting MMA. After his first MMA fight he was signed to the LionHeart Fight Team where he was teammates with Phil Davis, Paul Bradley, and longtime friend Jimy Hettes. Lou’s fight career ended after a shoulder injury in his fifth professional MMA fight that required extensive reconstructive surgery.

Throughout his journey in MMA, Lou had the privilege of training under many accomplished BJJ black belts such as Ricardo De la Riva, Tony Passos, Jeff Rockwell, Roberto “Cyborg”Abreu, and as of the past four years Jason Ratchford and Ailson “Jucao” Brites. In December of 2014 Lou received his black belt from Jason Ratchford and Ailson “Jucao” Brites.

 

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