The differentiating factor of Team Passos is its high quality Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction and fun relaxed atmosphere coupled with the values of discipline, excellence, and integrity to reach personal goals on and off the mat. Professor Tony Passos is a second degree black belt. Tony Passos Jiu Jitsu is a proud member and coach of Team Atos Jiu Jitsu.
Professor Tony Passos also has a sub-affiliate in Korea!!!!
Name: Kris Kim
Address: Trent Warrior Resiliency Fitness CenterGym / Fitness Center and GymUSAG Yongsan, Na myeong dong, Seoul, South Korea
Bio: Kris Kim is a Black Belt under Tony Passos. He has been training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) since 2001 and started under the Pedro Sauer Association in which he earned his Blue and Purple Belts. He then switched under the Ricardo De La Riva Association and earned his Brown and Black Belts.
He has put in mat time with Tony Passos, Jeff Rockwell, Luiz Palhares, Andre Galvao, Ricardo De La Riva, Otavio Sousa, Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu, Matt Lindland, Renzo Gracie, Moacir “Boca” Oliveira, Pedro Sauer, Vicente Junior, Alvarro Barreto, Claudio Callasans and more.
Kris is currently living in Seoul, South Korea and works as:
- Head BJJ Coach for Pro MMA Fighters at Teamposse
- BJJ/ Muay Thai/Fitness Instructor at Body and Seoul Martial Arts
- BJJ Instructor for Soldiers, Airman, Marines, Sailors and Civilians stationed in Korea
- BJJ Instructor for Coaches at Crossfit Sentinel.
Kris has developed both male and female BJJ champions and has worked with pro athletes including former and active NFL Players, One FC Fighter Bashir Ahmed, Road FC Fighter Baeyoung Kwon, UFC Fighters Dustin Pague, UFC Fighter Allen Chong, and UFC Fighter Yuichul Nam.
Kris has also taught BJJ to members of the Royal UAE Family, high ranking Government officials, movie directors, and Korean Actors.