Learn from our diverse team of Black Belt Jiujitsu instructors
Head Coach: Leandro Nyza
A Martial artist practitioner and Instructor with over 35 years of experience. The knowledge goes from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Boxing, Muay Thay, Wrestling and Mix Martial Arts.
Moved to Hawaii in the year 2000 to help amateur and professional athletes like Renato Verissimo, Scott Junk, Brandon Wolf, Bradly Tavarez and BJ Penn to prepare for their competitions in the MMA career.
Has accomplished numerous times to be the National champion of Brazil in Jiu-Jitsu, has ranked over twenty black belts in the state of Hawaii and competed in MMA fights in the United States and Hawaii.
In the past, he was one of BJJ Regional Directors for the UFC Gym company and also help twenty other locations in the central region in the United States, managing over 1400 students and 40 instructors for the company.
Lineage: Sebastião Ricardo > Wendell Alexander > Leandro Nyza
1993 Brazil National Champion in the Blue belt
1995 Runner-up Pan Ams in the Purple belt
1996 Runner-up World Championship in the Brown belt
2000 Rio de Janeiro State Champion in the Black belt
World Cage Fighting 2: Win Vs Marcus Blood by Strikes
Warriors Quest 7: Win Vs Ed Newalu by Submission
Jeremy Lakin is a Nyza Black Belt when he is not wrastlin’.
Lance Lee is a Nyza Black Belt, training since 2010. Old man that didn’t quit. Loves to train with the boys and plays old man Jiu Jitsu.
El jefe is a Black Belt instructor.
Paul Morton is a Black Belt Jiujitsu instructor at HMC. He received his black belt in 2017 from David Adiv who is a 6th degree black belt under Royler Gracie.
“Dr. Paul” grew up on the Big Island and started his grappling career in wrestling while a high school student. During college, he found a passion for Judo and Jiujitsu. He ultimately got his brown belt in Judo. He received his purple belt while studying as a medical student in Hawaii under Leandro Nyza. During his surgery training on the mainland he received his black belt from David Adiv at Gracie New Jersey. He has trained and competed for multiple academies all over the United States and the world.
During his spare time, he works as an orthopedic surgeon. He brings his unique perspective on anatomy to help you understand the biomechanics of arm bars and heel hooks.