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Our Instructors


Master Sylvio Behring

CTO

Founder of the Progressive Guard System, Master is a second generation seventh degree black belt.  He resides in Rio de Janerio and travels to Winnipeg twice a year to train, instruct and put on seminars .

Professor Chris Belbas

CEO

Professor Belbas is a first degree black belt under Master Sylvio.  He is internationally recognized through the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) and holds a Canadian championship title.

Ron Brown

Senior Architect

Black  Belt

Recently promoted, Instructor Ron has been training for 10 years and also holds a black belt in Aikido.  He often assists with Children's classes and Self Defense classes.

Nathan Lyle

Senior Strategist

Brown Belt

4th degree Brown Belt trained by Professor Chris Belbas under Master Sylvio Behring. Over 30 years of martial arts experience in Behring Jiu Jitsu, Mauy Thai, Karate and tactical handcuffing. Works as a fully licensed Paramedic



Kyle Buck

Brown Belt

Second degree brown belt training for 8 years under Professor Belbas with 5 years of instructor experience and previous MMA cage fighting experience.  

Bruno Penner

Purple Belt

to be updated.

Dave MacDonald

Purple Belt

to be updated