A 3rd Degree black belt under Alliance, Noel has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 21 years and is among the first generation of Americans to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on the East Coast. His extremely technical & efficient  approach to the art has made him a highly sought after instructor with students traveling from all over the Mid-Atlantic Region.


Noel has fought successfully at the highest level and with a rare distinction of never having had his guard passed in competition or being submitted in his weight class, despite consistently battling against competitors half his age.

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Accomplishments include:

  • BJJ 3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Judo Black Belt

  • 10x Pan American Competitor (adult & master)

  • 2X IBJJF Worlds Championship competitor (adult)

  • IBJJF No-Gi Worlds competitor

  • MS Education