Instructors

Head Instructor:

Jeff Serafin- BJJ Black Belt

Jeff is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, under world renowned instructors Jack McVicker, and Megaton Dias. He has over 13 years of experience in the martial arts. As a competitor Jeff has won hundreds of matches in both BJJ and submission grappling, while also earning a professional MMA record of 5-1. Some of his titles include Chicago Open Brown Belt Heavyweight Champion, 2 time C3 Brown Belt Absolute Division Champion, C3 No-Gi Expert Absolute Champion, 4 time NAGA Expert/Advanced Division Champion, Extreme Grappling Open Middleweight and Heavyweight Professional Division Champion. As a coach Jeff has been instructing for almost 10 years, in that time he has helped produce champions on all levels from the local MMA scene, to Pan American games medalists and competitors in the UFC.
Assistant Instructors:

Brandon Batchelor- BJJ Brown Belt

Brandon is a brown belt in BJJ under Jeff Serafin, who has over 6 years of BJJ experience. Brandon is an exceptional instructor, who has a great understanding of the core fundamentals of BJJ. He is an active competitor and has won tournaments all over the Midwest. Some of his titles include IBJJF Chicago Open Masters Purple Belt lightweight gold medalist, US Grappling Purple Belt Masters lightweight and absolute gold medalist, Hoosier Open Purple Belt lightweight gold medalist

Ilya Bodnya- BJJ Purple Belt

Ilya holds a purple belt in BJJ under Jeff Serafin. Ilya is always on top of the cutting edge of technique in the BJJ world, and brings the newest techniques to the mats. As a competitor Ilya has been incredibly successful. Some of his titles include IBJJF Chicago Open Blue Belt super heavyweight gold medalist, IBJJF Chicago Open Purple Belt heavyweight silver medalist, C3 Blue Belt absolute division gold medalist.

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