137 New Hyde Park Rd, Franklin Square, New York 11010, United States

BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU - MUAY THAI (bOXING) - JUDO - MMA

Meet our Staff

MARK STANISZEWSKI

Director of BJJ and Judo Programs

Co-Owner 


JUDO - 4th Degree Black Belt

BJJ - 2nd Degree Black Belt

WRESTLING - Cortland State 

RUGBY - Univ. London, England


  • Mark Staniszewski (aka: Mark Stan) is widely regarded as one of the most experienced grapplers in America. He is a Hall of Fame martial artist with a competition record that spans over 30 years. He has earned international accolades in Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling and submission grappling. He is the founder of Team Believe MMA.

PAUL ZAMBUTO

Director of the Muay Thai Program

Co-Owner

 

MUAY THAI - Kru

BJJ - Purple Belt


  • Paul Zambuto is a Muay Thai expert who has been mastering his craft for over 2 decades. He has spent extensive time in Thailand both training and competing in Muay Thai; and has been training in BJJ for over 12 years. He is co-owner of Team Believe (Franklin Square) and the founder of the popular MMA Blast apparel company. Paul holds a masters degree in social work and has years of experience working with children on and off the mats.

DAVE DUGAN

Director of the Kids Program

Co-Owner


BJJ - Purple Belt

WRESTLING - FDR

KETTLE BELL - Certified Trainer

YOGA


  • Dave is a BJJ purple belt who has been studying the art for over 8 years. He is a multiple time medalist and recently defeated the current masters purple belt world champion in competition. He was a member of the 1988 Empire State Games wrestling team and has over 30 years of wrestling experience. He is an avid yoga practitioner (over 10 years) and certified kettle bell coach. Dave served over 21 years as a distinguished member of the NYPD and retired as a Sergeant. 


Joe Tamburello

JUDO - 3rd Degree Black Belt

BJJ - Purple Belt


Anthony Chiarello

BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU 

Brown Belt