STAFF 

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Felix Garcia

BLACK BELT

Felix is the owner and head instructor of Artista. He is 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.

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Kevin Mendez

BLUE BELT

Kevin Mendez was introduced to Jiu-jitsu by his cousin Felix. Although only a teenager he is very disciplined and has a passion for learning and competing. Kevin loves working with our kids program and hopes to better children's daily lives with Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

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Bernard Au

BROWN BELT

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.