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Experienced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructors in Phenom BJJ

If you’re looking for the best instructors in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, look no further. Our instructors are real champions with up to date techniques to teach our students in the best way. Our instructors have years of experience and have competed on the world stage. They understand the importance of passing down the knowledge of the art and are passionate about teaching. Our team of qualified instructors provides a safe and welcoming environment that is perfect for learning and growing. We look forward to welcoming you to Phenom BJJ in Livingston and showing you just how great our instructors and facility are!

Head Professor

Christian Bello

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Christian Bello is an esteemed martial artist and highly accomplished BJJ teacher. As a third degree Black Belt under the tutelage of the revered Romulo Barral of Gracie Barra, he has over two decades of experience in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. His impressive career accomplishments include numerous gold medals from international IBJJF tournaments, and he is dedicated to passing on his knowledge and expertise as Head Professor.


Leonidas Tarca

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Professor Leonidas Tara is a third-degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, lifelong academic school educator, leader (Teacher, Principal), and children's book author, emphasizing anti-bullying youth advocacy.

Professor Leonidas has over twenty years of experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He passionately shares and teaches his pedagogy (art of teaching) to all of Phenom's students. Professor Leonidas has competed in BJJ from white belt to black belt, and he uses this mindset to train and teach students the important elements of drilling, BJJ concepts, and champion habits. These skills ultimately lead our students to become calm, humble, patient, knowledgeable, proficient, and versatile Jiu-Jitsu practitioners both on and off the mats.

Professor Leonidas collaborates with Professor Christian in the creation of a fundamentally rich curriculum that produces high-intensity learning sessions. These sessions are both progressive and productive for every student. You can find Professor Leonidas teaching on the Phenom mats on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.


Daniel Ip

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Daniel, or "Ip" as he's known in the Phenom family, is a long time combat sports practitioner. From wrestling and BJJ, to boxing and MMA, Ip has an extensive background in competing, coaching, and training both kids and adults. A brown belt under Professor Bello, his BJJ philosophy is focused on cultivating not only a strong technical foundation, but a strategic mindset. His primary focus is creating a welcoming, and inclusive environment that emphasizes safety, respect, and fun for everyone.

Explore our facilities

We have a beautiful facility with top of the line equipment and a friendly atmosphere. Our classes are designed to accommodate the needs of all students, no matter their age or experience level.

Our Classes

We look forward to welcoming you to Phenom BJJ in Livingston and showing you just how great our instructors and facility are!

Phenom BJJ (Ages 7+)

Our experienced instructors will guide your child through the basics of Jiu Jitsu, helping them to develop strength, coordination, balance, self-discipline, and respect.

Adult No-GI

You will learn to defend yourself, develop a stronger body, and increase your confidence.

Adult Beginner Fundamental Classes

You will learn the fundamentals of the art, such as proper technique, body mechanics, and attack/defense strategies.

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