Noel has been training martial arts for more than 35 years, 20 in BJJ. A black belt under Alliance teams Cezar Takeyoshi, he is among the first generation of Americans to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on the East Coast.  Noel's extremely technical approach to the art has made him a highly sought after instructor with students traveling from all over the Mid-Atlantic Region.


As a competitor Noel has fought successfully at the highest level, competing against high-level competition (adult divisions) into his early 40's.  

Accomplishments include:

  • 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt

  • Judo Black Belt

  • 10X IBJJF Pan American competitor

  • 2X IBJJF Worlds (Gi) competitor 

  • IBJJF No-Gi Worlds competitor

  • MS Education

  • CPR/Red Cross First Aid certified

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Alliance Maryland

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