Luigi Mondelli Professor 4th degree ATT Black Belt
5x IBJJF Panamerican Champion & 3x CBJJ/IBJJF World Champion
2015 IBJJF Panamerican Bronze medalist
2012 World Masters and Seniors Champion
5x IBJJF Panamerican Champion (2004,2006,2007,2008,2009)
3x IBJJF Panamerican Runner-Up (2010,2011,2012)
2x Miami International Open Champion
2x NAGA Champion
2010 Las Vegas International Open Champion
2010 Houston International Open Champion
2009 USBJJF Nationals Runner Up
2008 World No-Gi Masters Champion
2002 CBJJF International Masters Champion
1999 Rio de Janeiro State Champion
Professor Luigi Mondelli has many more titles and medals but the most important is not about him but about his students and their accomplishments.
Luigi Mondelli is the head instructor of American Top Team Connecticut and founder of Kore Martial Arts Association.
Natural from Rio de Janeiro/Brazil, Professor Mondelli has over 22 years of practice in Martial Arts and he is a certified black belt, with many titles and a lot of experience training amateur and professional fighters. In 2013 Professor Mondelli was featured in the Fight! Magazine as one of the best MMA coaches in the country!
In 2003 Professor Mondelli moved to Connecticut starting his first #BJJ program in #Danbury, #CT. In 2004 he joined American Top Team, the biggest MMA team in the USA. In 2011 he founded Kore Martial Arts and BJJ. An Association that gathers many other schools around the country following his BJJ curriculum along with Judo based on the curriculum created by his Sensei, Mr Dennis Hill from Aiki Academy, North Branford.
Professor Mondelli has an abroad view of Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, integrating Wrestling and Judo to his program.
Fight Magazine has listed Professor Luigi Mondelli as one of the most MMA coaches you should know!
Our Danbury CT #MMA and #BJJ head coach, professor Luigi Mondelli, was featured in one of the most respected Martial Arts Magazine: Fight Magazine.
They listed our head coach in the article: The 5 Best Coaches You Don’t Know…But Should. Great article about coaches that have been working hard getting athletes ready for big events. A few know but Professor Luigi has coached many MMA Fighters in over 75 MMA events, from amateur to Bellator and UFC.
2. Luigi E Mondelli (ATT CT)
When you list two of your mentors as Ricardo Liborio (ATT) and John Hacklemen (The Pit), you are standing on the shoulders of giants. And when your star student is the hottest contender in the UFC (Glover Teixeira), it’s time to pay attention. Luigi Mondelli is a third degree BJJ black belt with more than 21 years of martial arts experience. Luigi understands that MMA is evolving and that coaches need to keep an open mind and never stop learning. “Always keep the martial arts values as part of the training. Being a fighter is easy, being a martial artist living the Bushido is a challenge.” ~Fight Magazine
Meet Our Instructors
Founder / Head Coach
Luigi Mondelli is the founder and head coach of American Top Team CT and Kore Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association. He is also responsible for all curriculum found in our Knowledge Database.View profile
Bio Mechanics Instructor
Christopher Graney is a BJJ Black Belt under Luigi Mondelli. He has design our BJJSEP (BJJ Specific Exercise Progression) system. Chris is one of the instructors in our Instructors Camp. Chris is the Education Director for BDx Fitness. He conducts staff education in the BDx facility, and has studied and taught nationally in the areas of Biomechanics, Exercise Mechanics,...View profile
Professor - Kids Programs
Professor Richard Grant is a BJJ Black Belt under our Head Coach, Professor Luigi Mondelli. Since 2013, Professor Grant has been responsible for the kids BJJ programs at our main school. Along with his professional experience as a High School Teacher, Professor Grant brings a very dynamic teaching didactics to our children’ martial arts programs. In both, kids or...View profile
Submission Grappling Coach
Professor Richard Rushka is a BJJ Black Belt under our head coach Luigi Mondelli. Rick is responsible for our weekly Submission Grappling classes at our headquarters in Danbury, CT as well as the BJJ No-Gi sessions in during our Workshops & Camps. He is a BJJ Black Belt under our Head Coach Luigi Mondelli, having gone from his white belt to...View profile