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Dames

Camp

Dames

Camp

2022

2022

2022 INSTRUCTORS

Melissa Lohsen

1st Degree, Cesar Gracie Black Belt

Melissa Lohsen is a well-known figure in Central Florida Jiu Jitsu & Combat scene. She started training Jiu Jitsu back in 1996 and has been training under her husband, fellow black belt David Lohsen since. 

  • Ceasar Gracie Black Belt

  • 2X Master World Champion

  • Founder of Pretty Dangerous Jiu Jitsu

  • Co-Owner of DarkWolf MMA
     

Erin Harpe Mata

Black Belt & Pro MMA Fighter

Erin Harpe is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Matt Arroyo, who worked extensively with James Harpe (father) and Rob Kahn while competing both in grappling and mixed martial arts (MMA). Erin Harpe first made waves in grappling as a colored belt, where she earned World and Pan American (No-Gi) titles, she would go on to co-found a successful Gracie Jiu-Jitsu School in Apollo Beach, Florida, which she started with her husband, Luis Mata.

  • WNO Vet

  • Invicta FC Vet

  • 2X World & Abu Dhabi Champion 

Jessica Sunier

Brown Belt | Every Body Pull Creator

From Nixyaawii country, in Eastern Oregon, Kola is an enrolled tribal member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Kola is a professional MMA fighter and Brown Belt in BJJ under Professors Gustavo Pries & Jeremy Harrington, from Siri BJJ.

Most notably, Kola is an advocate for MMIW/R. As a survivor of domestic violence & sexual assault, she created & developed a safety plan in hopes of decreasing & minimizing the statistics of violence against Indigenous Women. As founder of the Wisawca Project, it is her goal to empower & uplift not only Indigenous Women but everyone & anyone willing to advocate for growth & change, in regard to fighting this rising epidemic.

Rita Rojas

Brown Belt & Bang Muay Thai Purple Belt

Rita Rojas is Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt under Brian Ruscio, training out of Grappling Mastery. An active competitor, she has also been showcased in high-level competitions like Fight to Win and Submission Hunter Pro. Rita loves teaching Grappling Mastery's Ladies Only and Bullyproof Kids Classes, as well as some Adult Fundamentals and Bang Muay Thai Classes.
 

  • Official Bang Muay Thai Coach

  • Tae Kwon Do Black Belt

  • Worlds & Pan IBBJF,  Bronze Medalist

  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

  • Certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach

Torrie O'neil

Purple Belt & Founder of The Mighty Dames

From blogger to community builder, Torrie started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2014 and quickly felt the need for a community of fellow female heavys. Torrie is a purple belt training in Eustis, FL's Grappling Mastery. Besides The Dames, Torrie is can be found hosting jiu jitsu & self-defense seminars  for women and children of color in her community.​Torrie uses her platforms & voice to promote the importance of acknowledging and advocating for both the BIPOC and LGBTQ community on and off the mats.

  • Founder of The Mighty Dames

  • Certified Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Advocate

  • 6X Orlando Open Champion

  • 2X American National Champion 

Xiomara Davis

Workshop Instructor
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Cristina Andrade

Yoga Instructor
Masters Student of Acupuncture

Yogic Philosopher