Coach Andres is originally from Venezuela but raised here in Miami. First martial arts he was introduced to was taekwondo and practiced many years as a child, as he got older he did many sports always being an athlete and excelled in the sports he participated in. Notably in American Football, having 10 years of experience and at the college level as well. He first experienced Jiu-Jitsu when he was 15 years old, only did it for a couple months until he kept training in football. Years later, in his 1st year in college he decided to pursue a different dream, which was going to be in Jiu-Jitsu. He started Jiu-Jitsu so he can be an MMA fighter but once he had a taste of Jiu-Jitsu his plans changed. He didn’t know he would love it so much to the point that he rather take his chances becoming a Jiu-Jitsu athlete/competitor than being an MMA fighter. Although, he would still love to step in the cage at some point in his life, he found his passion in Jiu-Jitsu. He is an active competitor seeking to take home big goals in his life like winning World Championship, fighting at ADCC, Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, winning Pan ams, and many more. He found Jiu-Jitsu to be a life style rather than just a hobby. He now has 4 years training and plans on making it many more years to come. He now teaches kids classes as well as no gi and adults classes.