A 3rd Degree black belt under Alliance teams Cezar Takeyoshi, Noel has been training Jiu Jitsu for 20 years and is among the first generation of Americans to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on the East Coast.  Noel's extremely technical approach to the art combines old school basics with the newer, open Jiu Jitsu game.  This well rounded, extremely detailed 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:

  • BJJ 3rd Degree 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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