was born in Lakeland, Fl and made it his home for his academy, he has been in business as of 2010 for 12 years in Lakeland. He was the first to start the kid’s AMERICAN JIU JITSU program, and MMA in Lakeland and continues to teach today. He is the first person to teach AFTER SCHOOL Martial Arts in central Florida. A pioneer for MMA in Florida, Ross has been involved in the sport in Florida since its beginning.
Ross is a licensed MMA and Boxing trainer and manager under the State of Florida. Champions MMA is known worldwide as a force in the MMA and BJJ community.
Ross has thrown over fifty BJJ and submission grappling tournaments in the country including the Copa America tournament series. He has thrown numerous MMA competitions across the country and continues to act as a consultant to many top level MMA shows. He has refereed over 100 MMA matches judged, fought and promoted MMA events throughout the country.
The kids BJJ program is one of the most successful teams in Florida. Ross’s kids always place at every tournament they enter with several of the children multiple State, National and World Champions in BJJ and Grappling.
Ross’ fighters have been featured in the Ledger, Bay News 9, MMA Authority Magazine, FightZone Magazine/Television and many other television, radio and newspapers across the country.
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Ross has traveled the world to teach and train, including Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in 2009