Louis ArmezzaniLou started training Jiu-Jitsu when he was 21 at the Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Scranton, PA. After two years he received his bue 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.
Jason MullinLike most kids in the late '70s/early '80s, Jason grew up watching the Karate Kid films and had a standing appointment with Kung-Fu Theater every Saturday at 3pm. With visions of Ninjas and Shaolin Monks swirling in his head, he took his first Martial Arts class at age 5 and was hooked.
While he started his Martial Arts journey in Shotokan Karate, Jason eventually transitioned to a Chinese Martial Art called Sanshou which is very similar to Muay Thai, with limited ground grappling and an emphasis on throwing your opponent while remaining on your feet. Jason competed in Sanshou through his teen years and picked up Judo in his 20's.
Since then he has gained experience in Muay Thai and was one of Professor Armezzani's very first BJJ students. Jason excels at breaking down the basics of striking so that they can be easily understood by beginners, and enjoys helping kids grow and develop through Brazilian Jiujitsu.