Ariana Cruz, Martial Arts Instructor

Kids Martial Arts near New Tampa

Ariana Cruz

Ariana Cruz (Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under UFC vet, 2003 ADCC Champion, and multiple time IBJJF World and Pan Champion Marcio "Pe De Pano" Cruz. Mrs. Cruz began training jiu jitsu in 2009 and was the first female student at the Marcio Cruz BJJ academy when the academy first opened in Tampa. Prior to this Coach Ariana practiced Muay Thai and boxing for over a decade.

Coach Ariana is very passionate about Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has involved herself in nearly every aspect of the sport. She loves teaching people the gentle art as well as entering tournaments to enhance the skills he has acquired on the mat.

AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Coach Ariana has vast knowledge, experience in Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai and Fitness Class. She also has a bachelor's degree in physical education and a graduate degree in physical conditioning. Coach Ariana's experience and formal education has provided her a unique ability to help people of all ages achieve their fitness goals on and off of the mat.

1st Place IBJJF Atlanta INTERNATIONAL OPEN IBJJF CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

1st Place IBJJF Miami INTERNATIONAL OPEN IBJJF CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

2nd Place World Master IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2016

3rd Place MIAMI INTERNATIONAL OPEN IBJJF CHAMPIONSHIP 2011

3rd Place MIAMI INTERNATIONAL OPEN IBJJF CHAMPIONSHIP 2010


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