Juliano Prado is a third degree Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and is one of two head instructors here at Total MMA Studios. A lifelong jiu-jitsu practitioner, Prof. Juliano was one of very few Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts who came to the United States in the mid to late 1990s. Since then, he has had successful careers in both jiu-jitsu and MMA.
Having trained with many elite fighters, Prof. Juliano not only accumulated a 4–2 MMA record but also captured the GC series lightweight title before stepping out of competition in 2008.
Currently, Prof. Juliano is teaching and changing people’s lives through the art of jiu-jitsu; he has been a great mentor and coach to every student who has walked through his door seeking his knowledge.
Adriano Nasal Pereira is a third degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and is one of two head instructors here at Total MMA Studios. A long-time Brazilian Top Team member, Prof. Adriano has spent many years training in both jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts.
Prof Adriano is an excellent competitor and captured many jiu-jitsu and submission wrestling competition titles before entering the MMA arena in 2003. Over a span of four years, he not only trained with many great fighters and champions but also amassed a respectable MMA record of 5–3. Recently, Prof. Adriano has turned his attention to teaching and coaching his students here at Total MMA Studios, where he is developing future champions.
Jimmy Terrell is a long-time martial artist and an MMA competitor and is one of our MMA/cardio kickboxing instructors at Total MMA Studios. A veteran fighter and title-holder in both MMA and kickboxing, this former WEC lightweight champion started his MMA training when the sport was known as NHB/Vale Tudo fighting. Since then, he has trained with some of the best the sport has ever produced, such as Tito Ortiz and Razor Rob McCullough.
Outside his fighting career Jimmy has devoted himself to becoming a martial arts instructor, teaching both civilian and law enforcement personnel hand-to-hand combative techniques to overcome any hostile situation.
Chris Costello is a professional MMA fighter and personal trainer who has been with us for over two years. A former high school league champion and captain of his high school wrestling team Chris has progressed beyond the wresting mats and into both the MMA arena and fitness world, where he has found great success.
As an instructor his clients have found great success in his coaching style as his classes have provided them with the results they have desired! For more information on Chris’s class times, please contact our front desk.
Born December 9th, 1982 Magical Ray Elbe started training in Mixed Martial Arts while attending Grand Canyon University in Phoenix Arizona. While obtaining a degree in Elementary Education, Ray spent his nights training to become a professional athlete. Making his professional debut in November of 2002, Elbe originally trained Vale Tudo underWEC Bantamweight veteran Del Hawkins, before finding Macahdo Purple Belt Steve Hochuli. Training Under Hochuli, Elbe began to define his fighting style with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques.
Ray Elbe is a 4x MMA Champion and a BJJ Black Belt. A Silver Medalist during the 2012 IBJJF Nogi World Championships, Elbe has competed in 10+ countries as a professional in either BJJ, MMA, Muay Thai, or Muay Thai. Elbe is currently teaching in Kuwait