Jeff “Eagle Eyes” Perry is a well-known and seasoned Muay Thai fighter. He has trained and fought Thai boxing worldwide since 1996. He lived and trained in Thailand in 1999, where he earned the respect of the community and was the first foreigner to be allowed to compete in the Phuket National Stadium and to be treated as a native Thai boxer. He also fought on Phi-phi Island in southern Thailand.
Upon his return from Thailand, Perry went on to win several titles, including the Georgia State and Southeast Regional Champion for Muay Thai. He also won the IKF U.S. National Light Middle Weight Muay Thai Championship Belt in 2001 which propelled him into his professional fighting career that continued until 2006.
At the peak of his career, Jeff was ranked 7th in the world in the Light Middle Weight Division. His combined Muay Thai record is 18-2-4, with 14 wins by KO. He has also trained in Tae Kwon Do, Jiu-Jitsu, and American kickboxing and has worked with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America as an instructor. Now after taking a brief hiatus from Muay Thai, he is back and dedicated to the training of his students in the traditional combat art of Muay Thai Kickboxing at Team Octopus.
Jonathan Garcia walked into his first CrossFit gym in 2011 and has been in love with the sport ever since then. His passion and joy for coaching are displayed in all of his classes. Jonathan takes pleasure in seeing athletes achieve all kinds of milestones in their CrossFit journey, from a first double under, to a rope climb, to a muscle up. Jonathan opened and co-owned a very successful CrossFit gym in Louisville, KY until he moved back to Atlanta in 2014.
Koon Lau is one of the head coaches at Team Octopus. He is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu & Karate. He has much experience in the martial arts and has a teaching career that spans over many years.
Koon started off his martial arts career at the age of 12 with Tang Soo Do. After winning various karate tournaments and achieving black belt status, he became a karate teacher during his high school years. Due to his devotion and passion for the martial arts, he decided to branch out to other forms and began training in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing and MMA.
His goal is to continue to learn and teach others about how martial arts can help boost self-confidence, promote good health, and stay in great shape.
Some of his major achievements in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu include:
2009 LUTADOR White Belt Master (Feather) (1st Place)
2010 NAGA World Cup Blue Master (Feather) (2nd Place)
2010 NAGA U.S. Nationals Blue Master (Feather) (1st Place)
2010 NAGA U.S. Nationals No Gi Intermediate Master (Feather) (1st Place)
Kyle Waters found CrossFit in late 2011 on Youtube. He was that guy in the Globe Gym doing CrossFit, and soon thereafter, he found a box and the rest was history. His athletic background is in track and field on the D1 Collegiate level. The certifications that he holds are through USA track and field, USA weightlifting, and a L1 in CrossFit. Kyle has been coaching since 2014, with plans to further his certifications as well as his overall education and knowledge of fitness.
Coach Mohammad started martial arts when he was at the ripe age of 12. He first got his black belt in Karate under Master Koo in Cartersville. He then progressed onto MMA and BJJ once he was 15. At 16 he was entering grappling tournaments and consistently winning gold in the teens division. His time has now only been completely focused on BJJ, usually training 2-3 times a day and 6 days a week. 6 years into BJJ now Mohammad is a purple belt who has competed against and submitted multiple Brown belts in his career. Although he loves to compete, passing on his knowledge and experience to others is an absolute joy for him. His biggest goal in his BJJ career is to become a highly decorated world class black belt and also make a positive impact in his student’s lives.
3x IBJJF Atlanta open silver medalist
FIGHT TO WIN PRO 20 ’16 – Professional Submission Only Jiu Jitsu – Win – Submission of the night winner
Lutador 2014 silver medalist
Newbreed 2014 silver medalist
Kakuto submission only 2014 silver medalist
Copa Grappling 2016 silver medalist
2× Ibjjf Chicago open bronze medalist
2x time Newbreed bronze medalist
Copa Grappling absolute gi division 2014 bronze
American Grappling federation 2015 bronze medalist
Master Roberto Traven was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He first started training BJJ when he was 16 years old. Traven received his black belt after four years of hard training. He is a 6th degree black belt and is considered by many to be the top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach in Georgia. He currently trains many UFC, WEC, and elite MMA fighters.
Roberto Traven is 6th degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with over 30 years of experience in training, competing, and teaching. He is a 2-time World Champion in the adult division (1998 and 1999), ADCC absolute champion in 1999, 2-time Pan American Champion in 2010 and in 2015, World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Champion Master 4 Division in 2017, World Master Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Champion, Master 4 Division in 2015 and 2015. He is the proud head coach of the Roberto Traven BJJ team with more than 600 students affiliated. Roberto Traven BJJ team has won the IBJJF team title in Georgia 13 times. Roberto Traven is also the head coach for Team Octopus’ BJJ Program.
Traven’s JIU JITSU and No Rules titles
First Place – Brazilian National Championship – 1995
First Place – Brazilian Team Championship – 1995
First Place – Brazilian Team Championship – 1996
First Place – Ultimate Fighting Championship – 1996
First Place – AFC Russia Ultimate Fighting – 1997
First Place – World Championship – 1998
First Place – open class in the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (grappling) – 1999
First Place – Brazilian Team Championship – 1999
First Place – World Championship – 1999
First Place – Rings Japan – 2000
Second Place – Super fight in the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (grappling) – 2000
Second Place – Masters World Championship– 2002
First Place – Master’s World Cup super heavy-weight – 2002
First Place – Master’s World Cup open class – 2002
First Place – Master’s World Cup heavy weight – 2003
First Place – Pan American open and super heavy weight division (class Senior I) – 2006
First Place – Pan American Senior II Heavy Weight division – 2010
Third Place – ADCC Trials New Jersey Adult division – 2011