Mark Staniszewski (Mark Stan)holds black belt in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo and is widely regarded as one of the most experienced grapplers in America. He is a Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee who has an impressive competition record spanning over 25 years in the sports of Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling. As an instructor, he has been referenced to as an "encyclopedia of knowledge" with an extreme attention to detail that he easily translates into his teaching style .
Judo (4th degree Black Belt)
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Black Belt) Wrestling (Folk Style/Greco Roman)
Professor Dago Vega is the head instructor for our Muay Thai and Women's Kickboxing programs. As a former "full contact" Chilean National Champion, Dago is a wealth of knowledge in the striking arts. He has trained and coached a multitude of successful amateur and professional fighters. If a student wishes to pursue competition, learn self defense or simply get in shape, Dago Vega is revered as one of the best in his field.
Muay Thai - Chilean National Champion
Joseph Tamburello is a 3nd degree black belt
in judo and a national USA Judo athlete. He has earned over 70 medals in competition including Empire State Games and Connecticut State titles. Joe has over 15 years of judo experience, and has been helping teach children and adults in the art of judo for over 8 years.
Judo (3rd Degree Black Belt)
Will and Wayne James
are elite brown belt competitors and USA Judo senior national medalists.
They have been practicing judo over 8 years under 4th degree black belt Charles Schweizer and are the newest addition to the Team Believe Judo staff.
Judo (Brown Belts - Ikkyu) Boxing
Anthony Chiarello is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and an assistant BJJ coach under Carmine Zocchi and Mark Stan. He is an experienced competitive grappler.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Purple Belt)
Dominick Biondo is an assistant Muay Thai coach under Dago Vega and is currently a rising star on the Pro-Muay Thai circuit. In addition to his striking skills, Dominick has years of experience in both judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is exceptional with children's instruction.
Adam Miller is an assistant Muay Thai and grappling coach. He is an accomplished wrestler who has easily transitioned into the arts of judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is exceptional with children's instruction.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Blue Belt)
Wrestling (Collegiate, Freestyle, Greco Roman)