Meet Our Staff

Professor Rafael Jovet-Ramos

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Head Instructor


Rafael Jovet-Ramos is the Head Instructor, at Rafael BJJ Academy. He teaches students how to protect themselves and others against a wide range of real-world threats and attacks based on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo self-defense methods. As, the Head Instructor, at Rafael Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy located in Spring Lake, NC,  he is responsible for ensuring the level of instruction is safe, phenomenal and motivating for each student.  Rafael has studied martial arts for over 15 years and has had experience as both an enlisted service member and officer in the United States Army in Operations Management, Psychological Operations, Logistics, Program Analysis, and Administration. Besides the vast years of experience, he also has various academic and professional achievements. He holds two Master Degrees in Business Administration and Sports Management in Athletic Administration. He is a man who loves to work hard, is passionate at teaching and continually maintains a great interest in learning new things.