Instructor Name: Eric Colon


Other Information:

. Training in the martial arts since 1988 at the age of 15 years old
. Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor Fernando "Cabeça" Sarmento Jr
. Master Instructor under former Bruce Lee student Richard Bustillo of the I.M.B. Academy and Chris Ascari. Instructorship includes;
o Kru Muay Thai, JeetKune Do, Doce Pares Escrima
. Student Of World Champion fighter & trainer Kru Phil Nurse since 1996
. Black Belt Doce Pares Escrima under CacoyCañete
. Professional MMA & Muay Thai Judge
o NJ, Mohegan Sun (CT), VA, Soaring Eagle (MI), PA, RI, MD
o Judged multiple MMA shows including UFC 78, 101, UFN 20, UFC FX, UFC FUEL TV, 159, 169, 172, Multiple Bellator Fighting Championships, IFL, Elite XC on CBS, Ring of Combat MFC, Cage Fury, YAMMA and many more
o Judged multiple Muay Thai events including Take On Muay Thai, Weapons 9 and more
. North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Instructor of the Year 2001
. Retired Professional MMA Fighter (last fight 2002)
. Earned his brown belt for BJJ in the city of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil in 2010 before he earned his Black belt in 2013. This was under Professor Sarmento Jr at Gracie Barra 5th Degree Black Belt Professor Nilton Ferreira's academy
. Has traveled to Brazil extensively to expand BJJ knowledge and experience
. Certified IBJJF Referee, NYC 2013
. Trainer of many MMA, Muay Thai and BJJ fighters, both amateur and professional
. Opened TDMMA in 1995 as one of the original MMA academies in New Jersey