Professor Maajid Al-Kush

Professor Maajid Al-Kush

Prof. Maajid is a master practitioner of Jiu-Jitsu with extensive experience in various forms of martial arts, including:
  • Practicing Jiu-Jitsu since 1995, including ten (10) years training with Alliance Martial Arts Center under the direct tutelage of Romero ‘Jacare’ Calvalcanti
  • Brown Belt Judoka under 6th Degree Black Belt Dr. Rhadi Ferguson, who is an Olympian and 4x National Judo Champion
  • Five (5) years of American Boxing with Atlanta Boxing Club
  • Four (4) years Sanuces Martial Arts training with SWAM Academy under the Prof. Moses Powell system

As a retired local law enforcement officer and proud parent of a US Army Veteran, Maajid has enormous appreciation for those individuals dedicating their life to protect and serve. That admiration and respect is reflective in his teaching methods, especially with children. Wanting to impart his martial arts prowess and talents with the youth, Maajid’s passion for working with children is evident with every session…kids love him and he loves kids!! Firm but fair, strict but playful, attentive but not overbearing, and demanding but encouraging. This love of working with kids was fostered and influenced by his mother being an elementary school teacher for 19 years.

In his spare time, Prof. Maajid enjoys painting, speed chess and poetry. Also on good weather days, taking long rides on his motorcycle.

Personal Accomplishments

  • 2001 Awarded 1st Degree Black Belt in Sanuces Ryu System of Japanese Jiu-Jitsu
  • 2001 Awarded Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Romero ‘Jacare’ Calvalcanti
  • 2003 Awarded Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Romero ‘Jacare’ Calvalcanti
  • 2005 Obtained AMFPT Personal Trainer Certificate
  • 2005 Obtained Expert Rating Personal Trainer Certificate
  • 2006 Awarded Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Romero ‘Jacare’ Calvalcanti
  • 2009 Awarded Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Romero ‘Jacare’ Calvalcanti
  • IBJJF Certified Referee since 2015

 

Awards & Acknowledgements

  • 1999 Gold Medalist in Gi and No-Gi Divisions
  • 2001 Gold Medalist in Alliance BJJ Tournament
  • 2002 Gold Medalist in Casca Grossa Annual Grappling Competition
  • 2003 2x Gold Medalist in Georgia State Grappling Championship
  • 2006 Silver Medalist in NAGA US Nationals Tournament
  • 2006 Gold Medalist in Gainesville Extreme Fight Night I
  • 2006 Gold Medalist in Athens Extreme Fight Night V
  • 2007 Gold Medalist in NAGA US Nationals Tournament
  • 2007 MMA Lightweight Champion in Savannah Rumble at the Armory Night II
  • 2008 Gold Medalist in Pan-American No-Gi BJJ Tournament
  • 2008 Gold Medalist in Super Slam V Grappling Tournament
  • 2015 Gold Medalist in NewBreed Ultimate Challenge
  • 2015 Absolute Newbreed Ultimte Challenge Champion
  • 2015 Gold Medalist in American Grappling Federation Tournament
  • 2018 Silver Medalist in IBJJF Atlanta Spring International
  • 2019 Gold & Silver Medalist IBJJF Atlanta Summer Open
  • 2019 2x Gold Medalist IBJJF Birmingham Open
  • 2019 Gold Medalist Atlanta International Open
  • 2019 2x Bronze Medalist IBJJF Winter International Open
  • 2020 Gold & Silver Medalist Atlanta Winter Open
  • 2021 Silver & Bronze Medalist IBJJF Charleston Open
  • 2021 Gold Medalist IBJJF Atlanta Open
  • 2021 Gold Medalist IBJJF Charleston Summer Open

(Professor Maajid Al-Kush in the 2021 Atlanta Open (1st Place))