With over 25 years of experience in teaching Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing, the Balance Studios teaching staff is by far the most experienced team to get you to the next level in your martial arts journey. Owners Phil Migliarese, Ricardo Migliarese, and Frank Ambrifi have been practicing Mixed Martial Arts in Philadelphia since 1989, before the popular Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was created. Each owner is ranked as a Black Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and have their combat origins in Boxing. The Migliarese brothers come from 3 generations of Philly Boxing. They have know from the beginning that intelligent striking and grappling are imperative to surviving a real fight.

The Balance Jiu-Jitsu Lineage is simple: HELIO GRACIE –> RELSON GRACIE –> MIGLIARESE BROTHERS



Black Belt Instructors

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Phil Migliarese

(Head Instructor)

5th Degree Relson Gracie Black Belt

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Ricardo Migliarese

(Head Instructor)

4th Degree Relson Gracie Black Belt

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Francisco Ambrifi

(Head Instructor)

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John Hassett

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Tim Carpenter

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Mauro Conte

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Noah Spear

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Richard Macauley

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Steve Kardian

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Marco Perazzo

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Ken Kronenberg

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Nathan “GROUNDHOG” Wager

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Scotty Blasetti

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Mike Flitter

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Ryan Deichert

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Dave Gill

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Pete Mondroch

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Ken Primola

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John Wilson

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Rich Komar

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“Wild” Bill Walters

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Saheem Granados

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Josh Amaro

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Jimmy Morrison

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Paul Wickes

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Steve Diaz

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Rob Mudrak

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Alex Lapinsky

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Stefanos Bouikidis

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Dom Cosenza

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Bryan Bentley

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James Chiariello

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Tim Hart

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Dan “Ezekiel” Haney

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Jazz Hoxha

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Jim Hassett

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Jules Pugles

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Lee Synkowski

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Derek Leyrer

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Kenny Brach

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Pat Vacanti

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Alex Lapinsky

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Brown Belt Instructors

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Mike Garaguso

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Bobby Palumbi

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Bryan Antonelli

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Purple Belt Instructors

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Eddy Freinha

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30+ Philly Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Instructors

Black Belt Staff


Philadelphia Muay Thai Kickboxing Instructors

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Balance Studios Muay Thai Staff