Professor Chris Mango
1st Degree Black Belt
Professor Mango brings a unique eclectic, analytical approach to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu instruction. Mango believes that the key ingredients for success in martial arts are extreme fitness, excellent technique and a positive mental outlook. As a champion athlete, Chris strives to motivate and instill these attributes in all the students at our academy. A two time Gold medalist in the Pan-Am Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Championships, (2006 & 2007), a Bronze medalist in men’s purple/brown belt division of the 2007 U.S. Nationals Grapplers Quest, and a Gold Medalist, in the 2008 Best of the West- Grapplers Quest. He is also a 2009 North American Abu Dhabi Pro purple belt silver medalist. Professor Mango has been training in the Martial Arts for over 25 years. After winning various Regional and National Titles in Tae Kwon Do, Mango began to study Judo, Wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since the age of 12. Mango is a world class wrestler and holds black belts in Tae Kwon Do & Judo. Chris is also a successful UFC cornerman and trainer.