Joao Da Silva (Junior)
Joao, also known as Junior, began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2007. Junior has competed in dozens of tournaments since he began his Jiu Jitsu Journey. He earned his black belt in 2013 and is part of the affiliation TAC Team.
Junior was the head instructor for American Top Team from 2007 until 2017. He played an important role in the construction of the kids program. Junior has a passion for helping kids achieve confidence through the art of Jiu Jitsu.
Junior’s goal for Revive is to help his students reach new levels of fitness and education through the unique sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He prides himself on being compassionate and patient while working with his students.
Jessica began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2012. She earned her blue belt in 2014. She competed at the IBJJF Miami Open in 2016 and placed 2nd in her division. Jessica has also competed in the 2015 IBJJF No Gi Worlds and 2016 IBJJF Miami Open. Jessica earned her purple belt in December 2016.
Jessica previously instructed cardio kickboxing and crossfit for 2 years. Jessica enjoys helping her students have fun while getting physically fit. Her classes consist of upbeat music and a variety of exercise routines.
Thomas Bringe is a purple belt competitor who’s competed in over 100 BJJ competition matches including 3 professional matches. He is a college student at Lindenwood University majoring in exercise science with a minor in strength and conditioning. He is enthusiastic about helping people improve their lives through grappling and fitness.
Keeping a relationship between the mind, body and breath has been a personal application of mine for very many years. As a young adult, I enjoyed the study and practice of Tai Chi and QiGong with Sensei Al Brown of Tullahoma School of Karate in Tullahoma, Tn. In that period, I received a Level 1 Reiki attunement with great appreciation. In 2011, I began regularly attending a Bikram inspired hot yoga class. By the end of 2012, I became an assistant for that studio. With the encouragement and support of the instructors, as well as students, of Fahrenheit Yoga in Brentwood, Tn, my ambition to teach yoga was in inspired. I received my 200hr certification at Prana Yoga in Des Peres, Mo with many esteemed instructors in 2016. During that time, I also trained with Susan Mathis M.Ed.,ERYT 500, RCYT, YAECEP to receive my Yoga To Grow kids yoga certification. Currently, my teaching focus is introducing yoga concepts for beginners of all ages, as well as those revisiting their basics. My aspiration is that, by sharing the knowledge I have gained over time, others will find the positive effects that the many aspects of yoga has to offer.
Tim is currently an assistant coach at Metro East Lutheran Highschool in Edwardsville IL. He has been involved with wrestling for a total of 11 years. His coaching philosophy is designed around the basics and developing a tenacity on the mat and discipline off the mat. His classes will be focused on learning the basic movements of American folk style wrestling and learning to respect each other and ourselves.