Meet Your Coaches

 
  Marc Laimon - Jiu Jitsu Coach   Marc Laimon is a renowned grappling coach holding the rank of black belt in Brazillian jiu jitsu and coaching full time at our Pewaukee gym, and twice a week at our Oak Creek gym.  Marc is the original founder of the world famous Cobra Kai BJJ academy in Las Vegas and has worked on the ground games of several MMA fighters, including Bas Rutten, Oleg Tatakrov, Mark Kerr, Frank Mir, Rico Rodriguez, Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddel, Joe Stevenson, Kendal Grove, Johny Hendricks, Shane Roller and many others. Marc is known also for producing well known jiu jitsu black belts such as Sim Go and Chris Holdsworth.  Marc was an instructor on the famous MMA reality tv show TUF (The Ultimate Fighter) and also had three TUF show winners come out of his gym in Las Vegas. Marc has coached numerous UFC champions and was even able to take a fighter with little experience (Johnny Hendricks) all the way to UFC champion.  Having traveled the world competing and coaching at the highest levels of the sport and achieving many goals, Marc now resides in Wisconsin and is focusing on passing his knowledge to everyone that wants to learn.

Marc Laimon - Jiu Jitsu Coach

Marc Laimon is a renowned grappling coach holding the rank of black belt in Brazillian jiu jitsu and coaching full time at our Pewaukee gym, and twice a week at our Oak Creek gym.

Marc is the original founder of the world famous Cobra Kai BJJ academy in Las Vegas and has worked on the ground games of several MMA fighters, including Bas Rutten, Oleg Tatakrov, Mark Kerr, Frank Mir, Rico Rodriguez, Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddel, Joe Stevenson, Kendal Grove, Johny Hendricks, Shane Roller and many others. Marc is known also for producing well known jiu jitsu black belts such as Sim Go and Chris Holdsworth.

Marc was an instructor on the famous MMA reality tv show TUF (The Ultimate Fighter) and also had three TUF show winners come out of his gym in Las Vegas. Marc has coached numerous UFC champions and was even able to take a fighter with little experience (Johnny Hendricks) all the way to UFC champion.

Having traveled the world competing and coaching at the highest levels of the sport and achieving many goals, Marc now resides in Wisconsin and is focusing on passing his knowledge to everyone that wants to learn.

  Gilmar Ferrira - Jiu Jitsu Coach   Gilmar Ferrira has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Rio De Janeiro since 1998 and after receiving his black belt in 2009 from (Rickson Gracie black belt) Luiz Claudio, he moved to the United States looking to introduce the “BJJ Lifestyle” to everyone, and anyone wanting to live a healthier life.  Gilmar is well versed in self - defense programs that work in addition to sport jiu jitsu, and Gracie jiu jitsu. Since we opened our Oak Creek gym in 2014 Gilmar has been assisting us with the development of our self defense programs for law enforcement, as well as our military combative programs.  Today, Gilmar continues to compete throughout the world while also coaching and developing our BJJ students in Oak Creek.

Gilmar Ferrira - Jiu Jitsu Coach

Gilmar Ferrira has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Rio De Janeiro since 1998 and after receiving his black belt in 2009 from (Rickson Gracie black belt) Luiz Claudio, he moved to the United States looking to introduce the “BJJ Lifestyle” to everyone, and anyone wanting to live a healthier life.

Gilmar is well versed in self - defense programs that work in addition to sport jiu jitsu, and Gracie jiu jitsu. Since we opened our Oak Creek gym in 2014 Gilmar has been assisting us with the development of our self defense programs for law enforcement, as well as our military combative programs.

Today, Gilmar continues to compete throughout the world while also coaching and developing our BJJ students in Oak Creek.

 
  Jason “Kaz" Kazmierczak - Jiu Jitsu Coach   Jason “Kaz" Kazmierczak (black belt in BJJ since 2012 under Daniel Moraes) is a professional mma fighter and runs our “Breakfast Club" program at Nova Gyms!  There is no better way to start your day then to participate in Kaz’s 6am NOGI BJJ Breakfast Club classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings in Oak Creek.  "Kaz" is the founder of “Woog-Jitsu”, has been training mixed martial arts since 1994, as in undefeated as a professional MMA fighter.  Jason is also a USA Wrestling Certified Coach and spends his time coaching wrestling, football, and baseball in the Franklin, WI school district.

Jason “Kaz" Kazmierczak - Jiu Jitsu Coach

Jason “Kaz" Kazmierczak (black belt in BJJ since 2012 under Daniel Moraes) is a professional mma fighter and runs our “Breakfast Club" program at Nova Gyms!

There is no better way to start your day then to participate in Kaz’s 6am NOGI BJJ Breakfast Club classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings in Oak Creek.

"Kaz" is the founder of “Woog-Jitsu”, has been training mixed martial arts since 1994, as in undefeated as a professional MMA fighter.

Jason is also a USA Wrestling Certified Coach and spends his time coaching wrestling, football, and baseball in the Franklin, WI school district.

  Rob Smith - Martial Arts & Fitness Coach   Rob Smith has been around the martial arts world for decades and has even fought professionally against high level UFC fighters like Rich Franklin, and even  Rampage Jackson .  Rob helps coach our striking programs, fitness kickboxing classes, and assists with our kids and adults Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program in Oak Creek. Rob holds a brown belt in BJJ that he received from Marc Laimon.  Rob also helps high level athletes in the NBA, NFL, and UFC develop their athleticism, speed, and power with the various training methods that he developed as a professional mixed martial artist and wrestling coach over the years.

Rob Smith - Martial Arts & Fitness Coach

Rob Smith has been around the martial arts world for decades and has even fought professionally against high level UFC fighters like Rich Franklin, and even Rampage Jackson.

Rob helps coach our striking programs, fitness kickboxing classes, and assists with our kids and adults Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program in Oak Creek. Rob holds a brown belt in BJJ that he received from Marc Laimon.

Rob also helps high level athletes in the NBA, NFL, and UFC develop their athleticism, speed, and power with the various training methods that he developed as a professional mixed martial artist and wrestling coach over the years.

 
  Chris Martin - Martial Arts & Fitness Coach   Chris helped co-found Nova Gyms Martial Arts & Fitness in 2014 and continues to actively coach adults and kids at both our Pewaukee and Oak Creek facilities.  Chris first fell in love with martial arts in 2006 when we he started training boxing, and muay thai kickboxing in Milwaukee, WI. However it was in 2008 when he started training Brazilian jiu jitsu that Chris lost over 50 pounds, which changed his life.  Chris has been coaching beginners for over eight years and has helped numerous individuals achieve their personal and competitive goals, both on and off the mat.  As a Marquette University graduate (2001) Chris also continues to give back to his Alma mater by coaching and growing their Brazilian jiu jitsu team.

Chris Martin - Martial Arts & Fitness Coach

Chris helped co-found Nova Gyms Martial Arts & Fitness in 2014 and continues to actively coach adults and kids at both our Pewaukee and Oak Creek facilities.

Chris first fell in love with martial arts in 2006 when we he started training boxing, and muay thai kickboxing in Milwaukee, WI. However it was in 2008 when he started training Brazilian jiu jitsu that Chris lost over 50 pounds, which changed his life.

Chris has been coaching beginners for over eight years and has helped numerous individuals achieve their personal and competitive goals, both on and off the mat.

As a Marquette University graduate (2001) Chris also continues to give back to his Alma mater by coaching and growing their Brazilian jiu jitsu team.

  Matthew Myga - Martial Arts Coach & Fitness Coach   Matt has a passion for fitness and martial arts and helps coach our striking, kids jiu jitsu, and mma fitness and boot-camp programs in Oak Creek.

Matthew Myga - Martial Arts Coach & Fitness Coach

Matt has a passion for fitness and martial arts and helps coach our striking, kids jiu jitsu, and mma fitness and boot-camp programs in Oak Creek.

 
  Calvin Allen - Associate Jiu Jitsu Coach

Calvin Allen - Associate Jiu Jitsu Coach

  Malik Otallah - Associate Jiu Jitsu Coach

Malik Otallah - Associate Jiu Jitsu Coach

 
  Jamal Dahar - Associate Jiu Jitsu Coach

Jamal Dahar - Associate Jiu Jitsu Coach

  Luis Jimenez - Associate Jiu Jitsu Coach

Luis Jimenez - Associate Jiu Jitsu Coach