Alexander Seaver - Head of ATC Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program and Owner

Alex started training Jiu Jitsu after he could no longer swim due to a shoulder injury, that led to him training MMA and boxing eventually having one amateur fight in 2011 winning by first round Rear Naked Choke. After the fight he started training Brazilian Jiu jitsu late 2011. Alex has been a part of Carlson Gracie Team since day one of training Brazilian jiu jitsu, receiving his brown belt February 3rd of 2019. Alex earned his black belt in 2023.

Dania Seaver

Dania Seaver - Owner and Head fitness instructor at ATC

Qualifications include:
-TRX certified
- NASM nutrition
- Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
- 2x IBJJF World Medalist
- IBJJF Pan-Am Medalist
- Multiple time IBJJF Chicago Open
- Champion
- 5-0 BJJ pro match record
- Over 10 years of martial arts and fitness experience
- First Palestinian female to hold black belt in BJJ

“ I genuinely love seeing the success of my clients, We are in this together!”

Rudy Jiminez

Rudy Jiminez started his Brazilian Jiu-jitsu journey in 1996. He has trained or competed in 6 countries and has been teaching since 2004. His biggest achievements while competing include winning the IBJJF Pan American tournament in 2004 and 2005, taking a silver in the same tournament in 2003 and taking a silver and bronze in the 2012 IBJJF Masters worlds. Rudy has received each of his belts from Carlson Gracie JR, including his black belt in December of 2012.

Michael Arevalo

I met Alex and Dania back in 2018 and have trained under them ever since. I have taught youth jiujitsu classes since 2015 for other gyms and am thankful to have been given the opportunity to continue teaching at ATC.

I’m an active competitor, and I’ve achieved gold medals in both local and IBJJF tournaments as a white, blue, and purple belt. I am newly promoted to brown belt and I am excited to compete in this level. But really one of my greatest achievements is helping our students in the kids class explore their potential, compete confidently, and help them become betster individuals overall…that is what lights the fire to my passion in the sport of jiujitsu.

Khalid Salah

Khalid Salah

Khalid Salah has been dedicated to martial arts for over 35 years. He earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2017. Khalid has been active in many athletic spaces since the age of 7, including Karate, Taekwondo and Judo. He is co-owner of Arctic Training Center and is proud to be part of a devoted team that celebrates community and fosters a legacy of excellence in Jiu Jitsu for all of our students. Khalid brings passion, persistence, patience, and integrity to teaching the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Travis Hardee

Travis Hardee

Travis is a 1st Degree Blackbelt who has been under the Carlson Gracie lineage since taking his first Jiu Jitsu class back in 2011. He received his Blackbelt from the late Pedro Vianna in 2019 after only 8 years of training. He is well respected in the competition scene and structures his class based on competition essentials for all ages and belt levels. His approach to training is simple: “Work Hard, Have Fun, and Enjoy Your Journey” which is the motto he emphasizes to his students, and to his family who all are accomplished competitors in grappling as well.