Bruce D. Quach
Bruce is a life long martial artist who found his way to the Jiu Jitsu mats in 2009. He has been with American Top Team since and he is the first Black belt awarded by Wilson Gouveia.
Bruce served this country as a United States Marine where he received extensive combat training and leadership skills that are directly applied on our mats.
Bruce is one of the lead instructors for our team. He works along side our other lead instructor to prepare our team’s curriculum. He is also very passionate and involved with helping fighters and competitor’s prepare for their fights. He dedicates time to our kids program and helps mentor our teens transitioning from our kids program to our adult program.
He proves his mantra “The more you sweat in peace the less you bleed in war”.
Monique S. Charlton (Mo) has been a Black belt since July 2019. She has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with American Top Team since 2010 under the tutelage of Wilson Gouveia.
Monique is an accomplished competitor and coach. She has a passionate approach to coaching and preparing competitors for competition.
Monique also heads many Women’s self defense seminars and open mats at the academy to help show women that with Jiu Jitsu there is no reason to walk in fear.
When Wilson promoted Monique to Blue belt she looked him in the eye and told him she will be his first female Black belt. She proved herself right.
“I have been blessed with an opportunity to encourage women to join the fight! I strongly believe all women should learn Jiu Jitsu not only for self defense but to give them confidence with whatever they choose to do. This sport/art is one of the few martial arts where size does NOT play a huge factor in who will come out victorious”.
Tim started his martial arts journey in 2007 in Doral, Florida, until being transferred to Dallas where he trained under MMA legend Guy Mezger at Guy Mezger’s Combat Sports Club. Tim returned to south Florida in 2011 and thereafter joined the American Top Team West Pines team. After 8 years of training under Professor Wilson Gouveia and Professor Vince Werner, Tim was awarded his black belt in December of 2019.
Tim began his law enforcement career in 1999 and has specialized in child exploitation investigations and Internet Crimes Against Children for the majority of his career. Tim is currently a Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations assigned to the Cybercrimes / Child Exploitation Group and was previously employed as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service assigned to Miami and then to the George W. Bush Protection Division in Dallas.
Tim routinely travels to Connecticut and Maine to visit family where he trains with Professor Brad Wolfson’s team at Soulcraft BJJ in Hamden, Connecticut, and Professor Brianne Grenschel at The Foundry in Farmington, Maine. Tim works part time for the Florida Athletic Commission as an Inspector for combat sporting events and lives in Miami with the love of his life Mildred and their 7-pound furry fury Parti Yorkie named Obi-Wan.
“Thanks to all for sharing the blood, sweat, and tears. Embrace the Grind!”
Osvaldo “Ozzie” Del Valle
Osvaldo “Ozzie” Del Valle is a Black Belt born in Colombia, living in US since 1998.
Ozzie earned his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Wilson Gouveia in 2020.Ozzie was introduced to Brazilian jiu-jitsu by taking his son to train, and began taking classes under Wilson Gouveia in 2010.] He continued training at the academy and began to teach classes as Professor Wilson started earning his trust in him.
Fernando is a Brazilian jiujitsu black belt under Wilson Gouveia since December of 2021. He has trained with Wilson at American Top Team since white belt to black belt, except for a few years during blue belt days where he trained in his home country, Ecuador.
During the day he works as a mortgage loan officer, and enjoys the company of his wife Veronica and his fur baby Sam. His favorite part about bjj is the ability to develop and improve technique through hard training and repetition to overcome adversity, even from bigger and stronger opponents. This is a concept that he has translated from the mats to real life challenges.
Ariel R. Lopez
Ariel’s journey into martial arts began with Judo at the age of 9. He later joined wrestling in his high school years and began his MMA journey in 2011 at American Top Team practicing BJJ and Muay Thai. Ariel became fascinated with BJJ and its lifestyle; receiving his black belt in April 2022 from Wilson Gouveia at the age of 33.
Coach Ariel is a firm believer that jiu jitsu works at all levels and weight classes.
“Through my jiu jitsu journey, not only have I improved as a human but, I gained Ohana. Jiu Jitsu is not just a martial art, but a lifestyle. Our American Top Team academy is top notch and, in my opinion, one and only. Give us a call, improve your lifestyle and see what the buzz is all about “