PROFESSOR JASON JIMENEZ
HEAD INSTRUCTOR &
FOUNDER OF MASTERMIND
Professor Jason has been a dedicated student, practitioner, and athlete in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts & Judo since 2004. In the early years of MMA, Jason found the world of martial arts as his way of life. He then started competing to become a professional fighter and athlete, he never looked back since that time. Jason paused his pro fighting to fulfill his passion and dream to teach the martial arts for future generations, with his wife alongside him.
He received his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2015 from Junior Fernandez following the lineage of Ricardo Liborio, Carlson Gracie, Carlos Gracie & Mitsuyo Maeda. In the recent year he received his Judo black belt from Marc Marcel.
Mastermind MMA Academy was founded on the belief that through martial arts we can improve their athletic development, increase focus and develop self discipline. Train in the most positive environment building a lifetime of friendships and travel with a team of competitors.
COACH CARLOS DEL CID
MUAY THAI KICKBOXING COACH
Carlos Del Cid began studying martial arts in Los Angeles, California in 2008 at the House of Champions Academy of Martial Arts in Van Nuys. As a regular sparring partner for the gym’s heavyweight fighters, he developed his striking strategy around speed and efficient movement over the power of their punches. For the next five years he fought under Shihan Mark Parra, student of Benny “the Jet” Urquidez, and earned an amateur MMA and Muay Thai kickboxing fight record of 13-1.
In 2013, he discovered a new love when he started teaching boxing and Muay Thai Kickboxing at his home gym. In 2016, he moved to St. Petersburg, Florida where he readily continued his teaching career and garnered a following of students because his ability to easily breakdown fight strategies and his creative analogies in class. He’s excited to continue this journey at Mastermind MMA Academy.
COACH ALMA RODRIGUEZ
Coach Alma began her jiu-jitsu journey in 2011 starting out at RMBJJ in Coral Springs, Fl. Along the years she competed in several jiu-jitsu competitions as a hobbyist jiu-jitsu practitioner. She has cross trained in different martial arts such as brazilian jiu-jitsu / submission wrestling / boxing / muay-thai kickboxing and continued in fitness with different forms of physical conditioning.
Coach Alma has many years of experience as an assistant brazilian jiu jitsu instructor, applying her knowledge in conducting practices, motivating students, and instructing athletes in strategy and techniques. Coach Alma received her brown belt in BJJ in 2019. She is the CEO of Mastermind MMA Academy.
aka "Smokey da Bear"
ASSISTANT KIDS PROGRAM
Anthony started his martial arts journey in the beginning of 2018, with the intention of improving his personal health while learning a new set of skills. He began training Muay Thai and boxing under Professor Jason, which very quickly progressed into becoming a Brazilian jiu jitsu student as well. Currently, he has lost over 40 pounds during his journey and received his blue belt rank in August of 2019. He trains as much as 6 days a week and the kids enjoy having him help.
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu has opened up new opportunities to learn and progress in other balance and strength oriented sports, such as weight lifting, motorcycling, land paddling and freeride longboarding.