We have been doing martial arts for over 20 years combined and are very passionate about it. Competitors, trainers, fighters, and more, we put our blood, heart, and soul into training. Read more about us below. Our old site, American Killer Bees NYC will lead you back to our new site, 5bfh.com.
Train with the best
Meet the 5BFH instructors
Head instructor at 5BFH, Sensei Luis has a great history with bjj. Student of Mestre Israel Gomes for over 10 years. Decorated black belt competitor (IBJJF, Pan Am, and more) and professor of the martial arts. In Luis' classes, be prepared to be immersed in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu like never before.
Student of Sensei Luis for jiu-jitsu, and boxing expert, Eric has a vast experience in the ring. Proud owner of several titles in his weight division for boxing, Eric is the resident expert in striking. When in Eric's classes, be prepared to understand another level of striking whether you are a beginner or advanced student.
A prodigy and close student of Sensei Luis, Freddy has been doing bjj and striking for over 5 years. A tough fighter, jiu-jitsu competitor and great teacher, with a no non-sense approach to training. When in Freddy's class, be prepared to put in the work.
Student of Luis, Mario has competed in bjj and karate for many years. Mario is well known for his conditioning, striking, as well as general knowledge of martial arts. Mario is head of the children's program and a great addition to the 5BFH family.
Elkin has earned rank and competed in various martial arts including: Karate, Aikido, Jiu-Jutsu, Judo, Ninjutsu, Kung Fu, boxing, and many more. He currently teaches traditional martial arts and weaponry at 5BFH; and trains bjj with Sensei Luis.