Mike started training in 2002 with Master Rigan Machado in Torrance, CA. After settling in Charleston, SC, he received his brown belt from Ica Medina (a 3rd degree black belt under Rigan Machado) in 2011. He subsequently started training under Scott Devine, receiving his black belt in December 2014. Along with owning Holy City Jiu Jitsu, Michael is an active pilot and lives with his wife, his son and their two dogs, Cheddar and Brie.
Jeff is the head instructor at Holy City Jiu Jitsu. He has been training since 2002, beginning with Jerry Brewer and Grand Master Relson Gracie. He subsequently trained under Ica Medina and Master Rigan Machado before he started training under Scott Devine in 2013, receiving his black belt in 2015. Jeff is a veteran law enforcement officer who lives with his wife, his son (who also trains!) and their dogs Tyson and Waylan.
Tony began training in 2008 in SC with the Rigan Machado team. After moving to FL he joined a Rodrigo Pinheiro affiliate, and subsequently opened his own affiliate. Upon retiring from the Navy, Tony relocated back to Charleston and received his black belt from Scott Devine in 2018. He is married and father of 4 children, and is currently pursing his Masters in English from the Citadel.
In all that he does, Dave emanates his life motto, "Non Nobis Solum" - Latin for "Not for ourselves alone". He strives to use Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to reach and inspire others to fully live out their true potential on and off of the mats. Drawing from a myriad of life experiences (collegiate athlete, Iraq war veteran, entrepreneur, BJJ competitor, Dave finds ways to connect with others on a personal level in order to help facilitate positive change in their in lives.
Carin has been practicing yoga for 13 years and is a certified 200hr RYT since 2015. As a Isshinryu Karate and BJJ practitioner, her style of yoga always incorporates a warrior mindset. The balance of mind, body, and spirit is a goal that shapes the way Carin sees and moves through life and she hopes that her fellow warriors will also find that balance. Carin's day job is as a historian and archaeologist at Middleton Place, where she's been interpreting the past and engaging the community since 2015.
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