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NINO “ELVIS” SCHEMBRI
HEAD JIU-JITSU INSTRUCTOR

Nino “Elvis” Schembri is considered one of the most technical practitioners of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the history of the sport, holding the titles of the “Most Technical Competitor in ADCC 2001”, five times “Brazilian National Champion”, twice “Pan-American Champion” and twice “World Champion”. His BJJ training started at age of 5 years old, at 13 Nino was training elite and finally was promoted to the acclaimed rank of black belt at age of 20, under master Carlos Gracie. A successful path requires the right mentors.

NINO “ELVIS” SCHEMBRI
HEAD JIU-JITSU INSTRUCTOR

Nino “Elvis” Schembri is considered one of the most technical practitioners of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the history of the sport, holding the titles of the “Most Technical Competitor in ADCC 2001”, five times “Brazilian National Champion”, twice “Pan-American Champion” and twice “World Champion”. His BJJ training started at age of 5 years old, at 13 Nino was training elite and finally was promoted to the acclaimed rank of black belt at age of 20, under master Carlos Gracie. A successful path requires the right mentors.

Kenia Novaes
Kenia NovaesHead Yoga Instructor
Professional model, purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and partner at Nino Schembri Academy and KYoga. Kenia is a Certified Yoga Teacher E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500,
100-hour Teacher Training with Maty Ezraty. Kenia is constantly studying with her teachers Maty Ezraty, Lisa Walford, Chad Hamrin and Paul Cabanis. She likes to guide her students into a Align based Flow class which we call Kyoga Vinyasa.
Peppe Schembri
Peppe SchembriJiu Jitsu Instructor
Peppe Schembri is an accomplished 4th degree black belt and Nino’s brother. He has trained with Nino since they were children in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Peppe owns the Gentleman’s Fight Club Academy in Chinatown LA.
Jason Cordero
Jason CorderoJiu Jitsu Instructor
Jason started martial arts at the age of 12 to defend himself. He’s received his black belt in jiu jitsu in 2014 and fought professional MMA 15 times. Jason sees jiu jitsu as a way of life, a passion that drives his desire to teach.
Jessica Botello
Jessica BotelloKids Yoga Instructor
Jessica, loves bringing the benefits of yoga to people of all ages and through all life’s stages. She brings a sense of humor to every class and delights in seeing the positive impact yoga has on her students’ lives. Jessica has been teaching yoga for 7 years, having studied Kundalini Tantra Yoga with renowned Tantra expert Psalm Isadora, as well as teaching pole dancing and feminine movement with Sheila Kelley S Factor for four years.
Amanda Rose
Amanda RoseYoga Instructor
Amanda is a Graphic Designer, photographer and a Certified Yoga Teacher, 200 Hour Power Yoga and 50 Hour Yin Yoga with Bianca Fearon. She teaches Power Flow/Restorative/Yin Yoga to all levels and ages. Sharing Yoga is her way of giving back to the world. Restoring our bodies and minds to a natural state of consciousness. You can find her photographing live subjects of all kinds, practicing yoga or making her favorite smoothie bowls.

OUR FACILITY

We are proud of providing our students with a clean, safe and hygienic training environment. This includes a mat space of over 2,000 square feet with multiple restrooms and changing rooms for both women and men. Parents, spectators, and potential students are welcome to watch classes at any time in designated seating areas both in front and back of the academy.

Our new yoga studio Kyoga was sustainably built to attend all ages and fitness levels, with two Great Yoga Walls and other props to support your practice with all safety and fun.

An exclusive Kyoga’s website is coming for detailed information about the yoga classes. Stay tuned!

GALLERY

CODE OF CONDUCT

Attitude & Etiquette
1. All students must display a professional and positive attitude at all times.
2. All students must bow before entering the mat space and when exiting the mat space.
3. Do not leave the mat area without permission from the Professor or Coach.
4. If you are late, wait outside the mat until the professor gives you permission to join.
5. When the instructor is showing a position or teaching, please refrain from talking to other students during that time.
6. You must always wear a shirt or rash guard inside the academy. If you need to change, please use the locker room.
7. Please refrain from belching loudly when in the studio if it can be helped.

Cleanliness & Hygiene
1. All students must show a high degree of personal hygiene.
2. Every uniform needs to be washed and dried after every training session. A dirty uniform is a sign of disrespect.
3. All students should wash up and shower as quickly as possible following every training session.
4. All uniforms should be without rips or tears.
5. No shoes, food, or drinks of any kind on the mat areas.
6. Always wear shoes or slippers when off the mats, especially in the restrooms and outdoors.
7. Walking outside of the academy without shoes is not permitted for students attending classes.
8. Bags should be kept either in vehicles or in the locker room, not on the benches around the training area.
9. Fingernails and toenails must trimmed at all times when training.

Dress Code
1. All Nino Schembri Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team members and students are encouraged to wear a Nino Schembri Gi or Nino Schembri patch on the gi.
2. Absolutely no other school / affiliation patches may be worn for training.
3. All students must wear a T-shirt or rashguard under their gi.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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.🌸About Amanda;🌸
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.”Mandee is my nickname, but Amanda works too. I'm a Graphic Designer/Photographer/Yoga Teacher. Born and raised in Connecticut, I moved to Los Angeles 4 years ago to pursue my creative career then ended up becoming a Certified 200 Hour Power Yoga Teacher and 50 Hour Yin Yoga with Bianca Fearon. When I'm not expressing my love for all things art, I teach Power Flow/Fusion/Restorative/Yin Yoga to all levels and ages. Sharing Yoga is my way of giving back to the world. Restoring our bodies and minds to a natural state of consciousness. It has been a mental and physical release for me. My initial reason for practicing was to help heal my Scoliosis and to become more aware of my Hyper Mobility. You can find me photographing live subjects of all kinds, practicing with two blocks always or making my favorite smoothie bowls.”
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.🌸Welcome to the team Amanda.🌸
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