instructors

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Max Goldberg - Gracie Barra IBJJF Certified Black Belt

 First Degree Black Belt

ICP4, ICP6 Certified

CPR & First Aid Certified
Professor Max started training BJJ in 1997, and started his training  with Gracie Barra under the Legendary Eduardo de Lima in 1999. Training  directly under Professor de Lima he continued to compete locally and  nationally including the Pan American Games as a blue, purple, brown and  black belt. Max Goldberg continues to teach under Professor de Lima all  levels and shares his passion for jiu jitsu at Flagstaff Jiu Jitsu. (3x  Pan American Medalist)
Professor Max is a primary example of a man who is fully dedicating his  life to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Barra and his students.
When teaching classes or correcting students the emphasis on details makes Max’s classes and coaching very distinct. 

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Mario Gomez-Alo

ICP6 Certified

Professor Mario started training in Jiu Jitsu when he attended the Law  Enforcement Instructor certification for Gracie Survival Tactics in  2007.  He is currently a Law Enforcement Defensive and Control Tactics  Instructor. He joined the Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu family in 2012.  He has  trained and competed in Jiu Jitsu,  wrestling, boxing, as well as MMA.   Coach Mario is now leading our striking classes and many no-gi classes. 

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Max Goldberg (Lil Max)

ICP4, ICP6 Certified

 Lil Max is the son of Max Goldberg (father son team) and started  training with Eduardo de Lima in 1999 at the age of 10. Max often trains  at the Gracie Barra headquarters training camps, prior to competing in  the World or Pan American games.
Coach Max really enjoys teaching kids and making the classes fun! Coach  Max has experience competing in sport Jiu-Jitsu and encourages his  students to do the same. Coach Max teaches the Kids Program and is an  outstanding role-model and mentor to all of his students.