Meet Our Instructors
Head Instructor / Owner / 1st Degree Black Belt
Alex Delannoy began training under George Kattouf in Altoona, PA and he helped develop the Penn State Jiu Jitsu Club while completing his undergraduate degree. During his time at the Penn State Jiu Jitsu Club, Alex was recognized for his dedication with the Penn State Club Sports Leadership Award. After completing his undergraduate studies Alex moved back to New Jersey and continued training Jiu Jitsu under Yanni Hronnakis at Up Top Martial Arts (Wayne, NJ) where he earned his Blue Belt. In 2016, Alex moved to Connecticut and continued his training at Gracie Sports (Norwalk, CT) and earned his purple belt under the prestigious Marcio Stambowsky who is currently an 8th degree red and white belt. Alex moved back to New Jersey to train under the Main brothers at Pure MMA (Rockaway, NJ) and earned his brown belt. He continued the Renzo lineage by earning his Black Belt from Jamie Cruz who is regarded as one of the founding fathers of Jiu Jitsu in New Jersey.
Alex is currently a 1st degree black belt under Dan Covel, with multiple championship wins and accolades. Alex has over 20 years of grappling experience ranging from Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and Wrestling. After almost a decade of competing, Alex found his true passion is in teaching and coaching his students towards their individual goals. Alex is a firm believer that Jiu Jitsu is for everyone and caters his lessons and techniques for each individual. Alex is excited to get started working with you on your future goals.
Instructor / Purple Belt
James has almost 2 decades experience across many different striking and grappling martial arts. James is a Navy veteran with a passion for defensive tactics, striking, and firearms training programs for the military and local police departments. James is currently a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu with multiple tournament and super fight wins. You’ll see James at almost every single class working with our newer and more experienced members and helping coach class.
James is available for striking and jiu jitsu private lessons at your convenience!