Classes are taught by Niko Hughes and Anthony Hughes
Niko Hughes: Niko began wrestling in elementary school in Washington State. After taking a liking to the sports gritty mentality, he became a three-time state placer, national team member and varsity college wrestler (Simon Fraser University & Clackamas Community College). Upon moving on from the sport, Niko started training at Team Quest and soon found jiu jitsu to be a new avenue to explore. He received his Blue Belt from Tony Gracia (Impact Jiu Jitsu) in 2015. After competing in a few of RGA PDX’s “Portland Sunday Open” tournaments and seeing the level of instruction and talent, Niko soon joined the gym.
Anthony began wrestling in 7th grade in Washington State and quickly became addicted to the physicality and mentality that the sport of wrestling offered. As an athlete, he became a two-time state placer, freestyle state champion, 6x national team member and NCAA D-1 wrestler at Liberty University. After a career ending injury, Anthony shifted his attention to coaching at the middle-school, high-school and college level. He has coached three-individual state champions, 17-state placers and a top 6-finisher at the NCWA’s. After 2-years of nagging by his brother, Niko, Anthony joined the gym in December 2018.