Carlos has been taught, trained and competed with some of the best Jiu Jitsu practitioners in the World. He received his Luta-Livre No Gi Black Belt in 2001 from Jefferson Oliveira and his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi Black Belt from João Amaral in 2009. For several years he trained with the world famous Brazilian Top Team in Rio De Janeiro. He also is a Multiple NAGA Open Weight Division Champion and recently placed 2nd in the Pan American No Gi Championship held in New York City.
Rich is an experienced wrestler, jiu jitsu practioner and MMA fighter.
Wrestling: in High School he was a 4X NH state champion and placed third at the National High School open. In college he was a conference champion and 2X Scholastic All-American. After college, Rich was the assitant wrestling coach for Roger Williams University for four years.
Jiu Jisu: while living in Dallas, TX Rich earned his brown belt under Carlos Machado. Upon returning to Boston he received his black belt under Jose Adriano. He has won numeros NAGA and other tournaments in both his weight as in the absolute division.
MMA: Rich is an experienced MMA fighter with over 20 professional fights. He has held multiple titles for different organizations including being the Mass Destruction Welterweight Champion adn Combat Zone Middleweight Champion. He has fought as well as coached many UFC veterans.