4002 J Louis St, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

(904) 708-8339

4002 J Louis St, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

(904) 708-8339

Alexandre "Café" Dantas 

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Gracie Barra Professor Alexandre Fernandes Dantas, known as "Café," leads as the Head Professor at Solid Base Performance Center, boasting a 6th-degree black belt under Master Carlos Gracie Jr. His remarkable career includes induction into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame, membership in the Gracie Barra Legacy Hall, and numerous championships such as IBJJF World Champion (5 times), IBJJF World Master Champion 2020, IBJJF World No Gi Champion (2021 and 2023), and multiple Pan Ams Champion titles from 1998 to 2023.
Beyond his competitive success, including victories in prestigious tournaments like ADCC Brazil and as a UFC veteran, Professor Café is dedicated to teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, underpinned by his academic achievements with a Master in Law and a Ph.D. in International Relations and Political Science, highlighting his significant role in both the martial arts and academic communities.

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James Singeltary

Professor James Singeltary is a distinguished figure in the martial arts community, celebrated for his dynamic skill set across Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwan Do, and Hapkido. A 1st Degree Black Belt under Gracie Barra, he has been recognized as the #1 Ranked Master 7 Black Belt globally in 2020 and 2021, boasting multiple championships in IFBJJ and European IFBJJ competitions.
Beyond BJJ, James has a 4th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwan Do, a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Hapkido, and has contributed his expertise as a combat hand-to-hand training instructor to the UAE military. His profound impact as a leader and coach extends beyond the mat, inspiring athletes and martial artists worldwide with his dedication and achievements.

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Professor Maksym Serheiev

Coach Max is a distinguished martial artist and dedicated coach, known for his extensive expertise across multiple disciplines. Beginning his martial arts journey in Ukraine at the age of 14 with judo and MMA, Maksym has developed a profound passion for combat sports. His journey is marked by significant achievements, including earning a black belt in judo, symbolizing his mastery and deep commitment to the discipline. In MMA (Pankration), Maksym is a two-time medalist at the World Championship level. This blend of proficiency and passion makes him a respected figure in the martial arts community.
Martial Arts Achievements2X European Pankration MMA ChampionUFC Fight Pass experience
Today, Maksym is a professional coach, dedicated to molding and inspiring the next generation of martial artists. His approach to training is both diverse and well-rounded, reflecting his extensive experience in the field. As a coach, Maksym is committed to making a significant impact in the combat sports community.
Maksym's journey from a young enthusiast to a seasoned coach and champion is a testament to his commitment and skill in martial arts. At Solid Base Performance Center, he brings this wealth of experience and passion, offering guidance and mentorship to those embarking on their own martial arts journey. His dedication to the sport and his achievements are a source of inspiration for many aspiring athletes and martial artists worldwide.

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Nick Andrews

Nick comes to Solid Base Performance Center with 18 years of hands-on experience in special education, language skills, and behavior strategies.
Nick has a long track record in creating measurable improvement in schools, be they it charter, alternative, and justice system.
Nick holds a professional certifications in special education, and has extensive training and experience with Motivational Interviewing, Aggression Replacement Therapy, and Safe Crisis Management.
Nick's diverse background extends beyond education. He has international experience with Maranatha Volunteers International in India and has worked as an Archaeologist in the Mid-Atlantic region. His time as a signals intelligence operator for the USAF further adds to his dynamic profile.
Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science & History and a Master of Arts in Community Education, Nick is also pursuing additional graduate level education in Applied Behavioral Analysis.
His dedication to community involvement is evident in his roles with the Friends of Alpine Grove and the St. Johns County Library Advisory Board.
Married with two children, Nick enjoys a life enriched with family, community, and continuous learning.


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Nate Bryant

Nate is a distinguished individual with a notable background in both military service and academic pursuits. With 22 years of experience in the military, Nate specialized in combat search and rescue and logistics loadmaster roles, showcasing his dedication, resilience, and leadership skills in high-pressure environments.
His military career is marked by exemplary service and a commitment to excellence in every mission he undertook.Following his retirement from the military, Nate transitioned to academia, where he is a doctoral student in Business Administration. This move reflects his continuous desire forpersonal and professional growth, and his focus on business administration indicates a keen interest in applying his leadership skills and operational experience to the corporateworld.
Nate's broad expertise includes project management, Six Sigma, procurement, and logistics. His military background and academic pursuits have equipped him with a unique skill set that blends strategic thinking, operational excellence, and a profound understanding of complex logistical challenges. Nate is also an accomplished athlete outside his professional and academic life. He has a passion for endurance sports, participating in triathlons and marathons, which demonstrates his dedication, discipline, and resilience. Furthermore, Nate has excelled in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, winning six gold medals in IBJJF open placements and two gold medals in the prestigious PANS competitions. These achievements highlight his competitive spirit, physical prowess, and tactical acumen.
Nate Bryant's journey from a decorated military career to academic and athletic accomplishments paints the picture of a multifaceted individual who excels in every field he ventures into. His story is about continuous growth, discipline, and a relentless pursuitof excellence.

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