Felix is the owner and head instructor of Artista and a black belt under Gui and Rafa Mendes. Since he started jiu-jitsu, training and teaching have become his passion. His goal is to impact both children and adult lives positively with Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
Kevin Mendez was introduced to Jiu-jitsu by his cousin Felix. Kevin loves working with our kids programs and hopes to better children's daily lives with Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
Bernard comes to Artista bjj via New York City, where he first started training under Professor Chris Encarnacion. Bernard has been a part of the Artista family ever since he moved to Nashville in 2014. Equally versed in gi and no gi jiu jitsu, Bernard favors no gi for the free movement. Students enjoy Bernard's classes because of his heavy focus on flow and technique.