Our Team



Marc Sharma

Nation Founder
Founded Nation Athletic BJJ while unemployed during the pandemic. Probably will be a Jiu Jitsu blue belt all his life. Held together with metal plates and alcohol.
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Andrew Franco

BJJ Black Belt
Bronx Jiu-Jitsu first homegrown blackbelt. Always asking Marc for more 'funky shit'.
Ibjjf 4x medalist





Lius Cabrera

BJJ Black Belt
Instructor at @bronxjiujitsu.
Doesn't say much but will slowly and silently murder you
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Junior Ortega

In 2012 opened his own academy, Bronx Jiu-Jitsu in The Bronx, NY. In 2015 he earned his Black Belt under legendary MMA fighter and Jiu-Jitsu phenom Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro. Presently he is a 2nd Degree Black Belt.



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Nation MMA

Pro MMA Fighter
4-1 pro MMA | 2-0 BELLATORBlue IBJJF National Champ  Biological name is actually Nation! @goatshedacademy





Roscoe Brown

Tyson's Dad
Sneaker Addict and BJJ Blue Belt. Loves to snap ankles in his spare time