Hernán Guadalupe, CPT, MMACS
Hernán Guadalupe was born and raised in Union City, New Jersey. His passion for martial arts began at the age of 8 in Fu Jow Pai (Tiger Claw System) Kung Fu under World Kickboxing Champion, Sifu Paul Vizzio. He was a dedicated student, assistant instructor and active competitor. He also had the privilege to train in American Kickboxing, Shotokan Karate, and Korean Tae Kwon Do with top-level martial artists such as 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist, Herb Perez, and Guinness World Recorder Holder, Shihan Kenneth Lee.
In 2009, Hernán relocated to College Park, Maryland with his family and began training in Korean Tang Soo Do at Aqabah Karate where he became the first person to graduate to the rank Black Belt under the instruction of 4th Degree Black Belt, Sah Bom Nim Muhib Rahman, and 5th Degree Black Belt, Sah Bom Nim Jamal Pender. He is currently a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do.
Hernán wished to expand his martial arts knowledge and discovered Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2009. He currently trains at Capital MMA & Elite Fitness, a Royce Gracie affiliate, located in Takoma Park, Maryland. He has had the privilege to learn directly from former UFC Champion and Hall of Famer, Royce Gracie, on numerous occasions. He was awarded his Purple Belt by Royce Gracie, himself, in September 2012 and Brown Belt by Royce Gracie Black Belt's, Professor Jeremy Lafreniere, Professor Lamonte Tyler, and Coach Jay Ferrari in December 2015.
Diego Guadalupe, MMACS
Diego Guadalupe was born and raised in Union City, NJ. Following in his brother’s footsteps, he joined Fu Jow Pai (Tiger Claw System) Kung Fu under Sifu Paul Vizzio. What he enjoyed the most was the Kickboxing program but felt that his training was incomplete.
After being introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2010, Diego found his passion. He began training soon enough and knew from the first class that this art was what catered to his need for self-defense, physical fitness and technique.
Since then he has trained with various instructors from Maryland, Chicago, California and Saudi Arabia. He is currently a 2nd Degree Purple Belt, under 3rd Degree Renzo Gracie Black Belt, Alan Teo in Fort Lee, NJ, and looks forward to continuing his training and development and being part of those who teach this beautiful art to others.
Omar has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since September of 2011. He currently holds the rank of Brown Belt under Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro. A well-rounded martial artist, Omar has trained in several other arts, but believes that Jiu Jitsu has been the art he is most passionate about. Omar is still an active competitor having achieved medals in several IBJJF, Abu Dhabi, and Newbreed Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. In addition to Jiu-Jitsu, Omar also currently trains Muay Thai in New York City under Kru Aaron Fisher.