Nubreed is a family owned and operated corporate organization founded in 1997 by Luigi Orlando Cuellar and Alexander Chan, who are of direct training lineage to the late Bruce Lee. This line of ancestry is evident in the innovative teaching methods utilized by the founders of Nubreed, which were developed and imparted by Bruce Lee.
Sifu Luigi Orlando Cuellar (Co-Founder / Director) — Full Instructor in: Jun Fan Gung Fu/ JKD (Sifu Dan Inosanto), Muay Thai (Ajarn Surachai Sirisute), Filipino Martial Arts (Guro Dan Inosanto), Wing Chun Kung Fu (Sifu Francis Fong). Silver Glove in Boxe Francaise / Savate (Professor Salem Assli), Guro in Maphilindo Silat (Guro Dan Inosanto), Associate Instructor in Sayoc Kali (Tuhon Chris Sayoc), Coach in Combat Submission Wrestling (Sensei Erik Paulson), Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Professor Marcos Santos), Boxing Corner man/Trainer (USA Boxing Federation), Black Belt in Tang Soo Do (Master Y. Kim).
Sifu Alex Chan (Co-Founder / GM) — Full Instructor in: Jun Fan Gung-Fu/JKD under Guro Dan Inosanto, Filipino Martial Arts (Guro Dan Inosanto), Muay Thai under Ajarn Surachai Sirisute. Guro in Maphilindo Silat (Guro Dan Inosanto), Senior Full Instructor in Wing Chun Gung Fu under Sifu Francis Fong, Coach Level Instructor in Combat Submission Wrestling/ MMA under Sensei Erik Paulson, White Glove Initiator in Boxe-Francaise Savate under Professor Salem Assli, Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Professor Marcos Santos).
Nubreed’s Authenticity in CSW Training Comes From 7 Professional Certified Coaches Under Sensei Erik Paulson.
Erik Paulson is the Founder of Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW), one of the most effective Mixed Martial Arts systems in the world. Sensei Paulson is the former 2x Light Heavyweight Shootwrestling Champion of the World, the only American to hold that prestigious title and remain undefeated untill the year 2000, when he voluntarily retired two belts.
Nubreed’s Authenticity In Filipino Martial Arts and Maphilindo Silat Training Comes From 16 Professional Certified Instructors Under Guro Dan Inosanto.
Guro Dan Inosanto is the highest authority of the Filipino martial arts in the world. He is credited for bringing several obscure South East Asian Martial Arts forms into the public eye. Guro Dan has also studied with dozens of martial arts masters in the United States, Southeast Asia, and Europe. He has studied under 35 world class Filipino masters.
Nubreed’s Authenticity In Muay Thai Training comes From Ten Professional Certified Thai Boxing Association Instructors Under Ajarn Chai.
Surachai Sirisute “Ajarn Chai” is the founder and President of the Thai Boxing Association of the USA. Ajarn Chai fought over 72 fights in Muay Thai and after he retired from fighting in 1968 he came to the United States to teach Americans. He has also been teaching it all over the world for the past 50 years.
Nubreed’s Authenticity in Boxe Francaise/ Savate Training Comes From Four Silver Glove Instructors Certified Under Professor Salem Assli.
Professor Salem Assli — He earned his 1st degree Silver Glove in France from the National Technical Director, Bob Alix. One year later back in Los Angeles, Salem earned the prestigious diploma of Professeur of Boxe Francaise Savate, 2nd degree Silver Glove with members of the French Elite Team such as Richard Sylla and Robert Paturel.
Classes begin with a warm-up (shadowboxing, running and jump rope) Moving into intense abdominal and core training, followed by technique training with focus mitts, multiple light and heavy bags and ending with sparring.
The Cuellar brothers Cuban boxing heritage shows in their unique style of training fighters. Using diverse training methods to create agile footwork, constant head movement and laser guided punches. Orlando Cuellar brother of Sifu Luigi, was born in Havana, Cuba. He became a pro trainer in 1985, and has a team of pro fighters in multi weight divisions, including former and current champions. Orlando was 2004 Trainer Of The Year, 2007 Candidate for Trainer Of The Year and “2012 Boxing Ten Best”.
The yoga class at Nubreed is taught by Yogini Karina, wife of co-owner Sifu Luigi.
Yogini Karina is a ten year practitioner and Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor. Sifu Luigi and Yogini Karina have been following and studying the guidance and advice of renowned Yogic and Ayurvedic healer Yogi Cameron for the past five years.