Head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Kids Martial Arts near West Hartford

Professor Rafael Quinones

Professor Quinones wrestled in high school and is a former Golden Gloves boxer. He has a 1-1 pro MMA record. In 2011, after many years of training, he was promoted to the rank of black belt by BJJ black belt Fabiano Teles. Coach Rafael has won numerous grappling competitions on his journey to black belt. Currently, as a member of the Soul Fighters team under Rafael Formiga Barbosa, Professor Quinones is focused on creating the next group of elite grapplers to come out of the Hartford region. Rafael’s BJJ style is aggressive but his teaching style is very laid back and friendly. He is certainly among the elite of Connecticut’s BJJ instructors.

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