Our Instructors



PROF. TONY PASSOS

Third Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt

Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor
While his love for competition is strong, Tony’s true passion lies in teaching and coaching. He has dedicated himself to the arts of teaching and coaching since early on his career, focusing on the development of his students on and off the mat.


PROF. JEFF GORDON

First Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor & Director of Operations
Jeff Gordon is a First Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Tony Passos, is a Certified Instructor of Krav Maga , and a Certified Combative Instructor for the United States Army. Jeff brings over 25 years of martial arts experience to his academy, as well as knowledge received from such instructors as Tony Passos, Ricardo De La Riva, Andre Galvao, Rafael and Gui Mendes, and many others.

COACH JOSH TUGJNYAM

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor & Manager of IFC Academy
Josh is a purple belt under tutelage of Professor Tony Passos and Professor Jeff Gordon. He started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in December of 2008 while looking for self-defense classes. Now, Josh teaches Fundamentals Adult BJJ classes at IFC Academy. He loves to compete as well as sharing his true passion for the art of Jiu Jitsu with others. 


COACH MATT BAMBA

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt

Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor
Matt teaches Fundamentals & Advanced Kids BJJ classes at IFC Academy. He received his blue & purple belt from Prof. Tony Passos and Prof. Jeff Gordon.



COACH DAVID MARROQUIN 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor


COACH FATOU SOW
Women’s Jiu Jitsu & Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor


COACH SAEED VATANDOOST
Brown Belt Judo – ikkyu & Brown Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Judo Instructor


ROBERT CRAWFORD

Head Boxing Coach
Head Boxing Coach Robert Crawford is considered to be one of the premier boxing trainers in the Washington, DC area. He held his first Amateur Boxing Federation Coaching Certification in 1987, and has been a licensed professional boxing trainer in Maryland,Washington DC, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, South Carolina, North Carolina, Nevada, Michigan, Texas, and Florida.


COACH EBRIMA JAWARA

Assistant Boxing Coach & Muay Thai Instructor
IFC Certified Striking Coach 



COACH TIN NGUYEN 

Head Muay Thai Instructor
IFC Certified Striking Coach


COACH YEVHEN GRINMAN

Muay Thai Instructor & Assistant Striking Coach


COACH IAN TAYLOR

Muay Thai Instructor & Assistant Striking Coach


COACH CHRIS CULQUE

Kids Muay Thai Instructor & Assistant Striking Coach


ASSISTANT COACH MICHAEL MARTINEZ



ASSISTANT COACH MATT ALSTON

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Phone: (301) 330-5425

Address: 317 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878