IBJJF WORLD CHAMPION
IBJJF 2X PAN AMERICAN CHAMPION
IBJJF 2X EUROPEAN CHAMPION
23X IBJJF CHAMPION
Rank: Black Belt
Roots Head Instructor / Atos HQ Representative / Andre Galvao Black Belt
Kristian Woodmansee started his Jiu Jitsu career locally in Philadelpia about 9 years ago. Since then, he has trained under world-class instrcutors and competitors such as Jared Weiner, Pablo Popovitch, Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu, Robert Drysdale, and Andre Galvao, whom he received his black belt from. With Kristian always training in a competitive academy, he constantly pursued standing on the podium at the most prestigious events in the world. He is considered to be on of the top competitors in the world in his weight class.
Kristian will tell you that his entire life revolves around Jiu Jitsu. When he's not teaching and training, he is traveling the world teaching seminars and competing. His vision and experience makes him a world class instructor with incredible detail.
Rank: Purple Belt
Classes: FIT & Little Cubs
Morgan Beverly was introduced to a healthy and active lifestyle at a young age, due to her parent’s strong influence on her. As a child, Morgan was active in local recreational and high school sports teams. At the age of 17, Morgan was introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and immediately fell in love with the sport. She has been actively competing in tournaments all over the country since her first year in the sport. Jiu Jitsu challenged her in ways no other sport could, not only physically, but mentally also.
At age 20, Morgan decided to broaden her knowledge/skills in the fitness industry by becoming a NASM CPT and competing in NPC Bikini Shows. She developed a Youtube channel as a way to reach a larger audience and inspire others through her fitness/jiu jitsu journey. She has been working with people over the past couple of years, in hopes of influencing others to live healthier/more active lifestyles.
Rank: Brown Belt
Classes: Fundamentals & Kids BJJ (Cubs)
Kyle Huang moved from Fuzhou, China to the United States at the young age of 10. Due to his inability to communicate with other children his age, Kyle turned to martial arts as an outlet. He began doing Karate a couple of months after moving to Philadelphia and fell in love with the technique and discipline required in the sport. Although he enjoyed training karate, he wanted to expand his knowledge in the world of martial arts. Once he turned 11, Kyle began studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Kyle is now a brown belt and has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over a decade. Kyle aspires to compete on an international level and become a world champion in the years to come. He now shares his passion for Jiu Jitsu with children and adults, as a Brazilian jiu Jitsu instructor at Roots Athletics.
Rank: Brown Belt
Classes: Thai Boxing
Judah Ciervo’s practice of the martial arts began in 1994 when he received a copy of Bruce Lee’s Tao of Jeet Kune Do. Since then, Judah has been studying a wide variety of martial arts, where he’s been able to learn and share his knowledge with others. Judah has fought both nationally and internationally in Muay Thai and is part of the last generation of MMA fighters to have competed in Vale Tudo matches in the United States. Judah won his pro MMA debut April 2008 and made his pro Muay Thai debut January 2009.
In 2002, Judah began his journey through No Gi Submission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is now at the rank of Brown Belt. Judah began teaching the Thai Boxing classes at Roots Athletics in 2015 and has become an integral part of this academy since.
Rank: Black Belt
Classes: BJJ Gi & No Gi
Levi LaLonde was raised in a subsistence lifestyle in rural Alaska, and traveled the country on a quest to learn, train, and compete in Mixed Martial Arts. He began his journey in martial arts in his teenage years, and since then, he has spread his experience in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Canada as well. Having professional fight experience in MMA, Boxing, Muay Thai, and Grappling, Levi has trained with and been taught by the worlds best coaches and fighters over the past 10+ years. That experience has translated into a well-rounded, inspirational, and informative coach and instructor.
Levi is now the owner of Roots Athletics in Philadelphia, PA. His attention to detail and passion for martial arts is what makes him such a respected and knowledgeable coach and athlete in the sport. Levi has created a beautiful academy with a combination of modern martial arts and martial arts based fitness programs.