Mark Leeling

  • Brown belt under Rafael Elwagner
  • Owner/Coach Gracie United Metairie/Metairie
  • Assistant wrestling coach St. Pauls High school
  • 2 sport college scholarship athlete (Wrestling/Football)
  • Multi time high school all American in wrestling
  • Former pro Mix martial arts fighter
  • Multi time state/regional Jiu-jitsu champion
  • Multi time winner/placer IBJJF tournaments (Austin, Dallas, Houston, Nola)
  • Married to Erica and they have 3 Great Danes (Laffite, Picasso, Gracie)

Professor Ricky Jerez

  • Black Belt under Professor Rafael Elwagner
  • Two time Louisiana state champ
  • Co owner United Metairie
  • Two time Alabama state champ
  • IBJJF Austin Open Champion
  • Multi time IBJJF placer in both open and class divisions (Nola, Austin, Dallas, Houston)
  • Former professional rugby player
  • Married to Tara and they have 2 children

Coach Mark Dominguez

  • Brown belt under Professor Rafael Elwagner
  • Co-owner Gracie United Metairie
  • 2018 IBJJF World Masters champion
  • 2017/2018 Louisiana & Alabama State champ
  • Three time IBJJF Austin open champ
  • Two Time IBJJF Nashville open champ
  • IBJJF Dallas/Atlanta/Chicago open champ
  • Has 2 children William & Sophia


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