Team Mongoose is a proudly certified affiliate of Roberto Traven and Team Octopus.
What's an affiliation?
An affiliation is a created community between local schools. Cross-training is common among affiliates, as you're welcome to visit different gyms and train with new people and make new friends. It's common to see affiliate faces in our gym as well; it's encouraged for everyone to visit everybody.
Being affiliated also provides open opportunity to gain knowledge from multiple professors and therefore a wider range of techniques.
In terms of family, if you think of your training partners as BJJ Siblings, and your professor as Parent, your affiliate schools would then be considered your Cousins.
Who is Roberto Traven?
(Professors Roberto (left) & Maajid (right) at the 2019 Atlanta Summer Open)
Roberto has fought all over the world and is a 5x IBJJF World Champion (combined adult/master divisions) as well as an Absolute Champion in the ADCC. He's also competed in high level MMA for the UFC.
Prof. Roberto Traven and our very own Prof. Maajid Al-Kush both share the same Professor. Meaning that they both earned their black belts under Romero 'Jacare' Calvacanti of Alliance and have shared prestigious training partners over the years.
What is Team Octopus?
Roberto Traven trains out of Team Octopus, who has locations in Georgia such as Midtown, Chamblee, Sandy Springs, Cartersville, and Dacula. Outside of Team Octopus, Team Mongoose is but one of many affiliates of Roberto Traven.
(Professors Maajid Al-Kush, Alex Daltro, and Brian Thompkins at Team Octopus Dacula)