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Master Mike Plott

Master Michael Plott, head instructor at ACMA’s St. Augustine Location, has practiced his craft for over 30 years. Originally a Utah native, Master Plott relocated to South Florida in 1993 and trained under the direction of Grand Master John Pelligrini. In 2002, Master Plott opened his first martial arts studio with just a handful of loyal students.  Today, Master Plott has a roster of over 70 students and a permanent location inside World Gym in Saint Augustine, Florida. Extensive training in weapons combat training, including knife, stick, and gun, have added to his already impressive arsenal of traditional martial art forms. Master Plott has earned:

  • Cofounder of KajuKenbo Hapkido (endorsed by Grand Master Jay Vera)

  • 6th Degree Black Belt, KajuKenbo

  • 4th Degree Black Belt in Combat Hapkido

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do

  • Black Belt in Chiryoku Riikiji Karate

  • Brown belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

  • Defensive Tactics Instructor for local law enforcement and U.S. Customs Border Patrol.

Master Plott is also employed full-time as a Deputy Sheriff for the St. Johns County Sheriff Office.  He also serves as a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team.

Marcello "Salazar" Bergo

Marcello "Salazar" Bergo is a world champion 3rd Degree Black under Murilo Bustamante and a representative of Brazilian Top Team. He has competed and won at the highest levels of BJJ, Submission Grappling, Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, and mixed martial arts. More importantly, he is an even better instructor.

Marcello has brought his technical knowledge and experience to Jacksonville Fl. His aim is to produce the most successful BJJ program in the area. He is committed to teaching his students everything he knows about BJJ and strives to do so in a family oriented environment.

  • World Champion World BJJ Championship (No-Gi)

  • European Champion European BJJ Championship

  • Pan American Champion Pan American BJJ Championship

  • National Champion American National BJJ Championship (No-Gi)

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