Vinicius De Castro is a founder and head coach of Mandala Jiu-Jitsu School. Vinicius started learning the art of Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 9 and now is a third degree black belt under Master Jose Henrique Leao Teixeira. He has participated and won several competitions and championships, and still is an active competitor. Vinicius has dedicated his life to practicing and teaching Jiu-Jitsu, also he has Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and Master's Degree in Psychomotor Learning. Vinicius has developed his unique style of teaching by applying his academic knowledge and experience in to Jiu-Jitsu. 

Joe Chapple is an experienced jiu-jitsu instructor who teaches many of our children's classes. He is also a BJJ purple belt with background in wrestling. Not only is Joe an enthusiastic instructor with love of jiu-jitsu, he is also a personal trainer who applies his extended knowledge of exercise and movement to his classes. 

Mike Brooks is a BJJ purple belt who teaches our early bird adult classes at 7am. Mike is an active competitor and an experienced instructor with great attention to detail when teaching techniques. He is also a bike enthusiast, cycling all around the world in his spare time (ask him about his adventures).