Meet your coaches…


“Having the oppurtunity to pass on our passion and knowledge for fitness is a dream come true.” 


Rene Nazare-Azevedo


  • 3rd Degree Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Rodrigo "Feijao" Garcia

  • 4 x Jiu-Jitsu World Champion

    • 2001 Blue Belt World Champion

    • 2003 Purple Belt World Jiu Jitsu Champion

    • 2004 Brown Belt World Jiu Jitsu Champion

    • 2007 Black World Jiu Jitsu Champion

  • Former Reality Fighting Championships 155lb Champion

  • Former Bellator MMA 155lb Top Condendor

  • NAGA New England 169lb Gi and NoGi Champion

  • Professional Boxer

Rene Nazare-Azevedo, simply known as Nazare, has dedicated himself to the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the past 20 years. Rene expressed talent and interest in jiu-jitsu at a young age and studied under 3rd degree black belt instructor, Rodrigo Antonio Garcia Da Silva. Nazare made his professional mixed martial arts debut in May 2004 where he defeated Thiago Cabelo at Body Fight 1 by TKO (Punches) in round 1. He then went on to win his next 6 fights to get him a fight in Bellator MMA. He went on and won the next 3 fights under the organization. Nazare then moved halfway around the world and taught Jiu Jitsu and Self-defense to the military of Abu Dhabi, UAE for the next 4 years. He has now returned back to NY to continue a career as a professional boxer as well make a dream come true opening Hybrid Fit Gym to pass on his knowledge and passion for Jiu Jitsu and MMA.


Christina Lea Houck


  • Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt under Rene Nazare-Azevedo

  • 3 x UAE Jiu Jitsu World Pro Champion Team Coach 2015,2016,2017.

  • Peak Fitness CrossFit Throwdown Team Champion

  • 2x NAGA NY Champion

  • Fuji BJJ NY Open and Championship Champion

  • Ultimate Athletics NoGi Champion

  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

  • Macro-Nutrition Specialist

  • CrossFit Level 1

Christina is an accomplished fitness and nutrition coach. She has competed and participated in local and international events. Ever since she was a little girl she has always wanted to motivate and inspire people through fitness. After graduating high school she went on and trained MMA at Ultimate Athletics in Ithaca NY under Ryan Ciotoli, Alex Stewart and Rene Nazare-Azevedo. She then competed in multiple grappling and MMA tournaments. Once she recived her purple belt she was given the oppurtunity to teach Jiu Jitsu in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She taught at an all girls school, Al Erteqa'a School. In the short amount of time she was there she had won 3 consecutive UAE Jiu Jitsu World Pro Championship coach titles and went on to meet Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed. She has now returned and partenered up with Rene Nazare Azevedo to make their dream come true, passing on their passion and knowledge in her very own home town.

Rene Nazare Azevedo Vs. Claudio Calasans 2005