Meet Our Team
Head Instructor / Founder
Igor Caetano, the only Native 1st degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in Durham Region, Ontario. A native Brazilian whose enthusiasm for martial arts began at the young age of 14, Igor began training Muay-Thai and Kickboxing under Mestre Frederico Augusto.
Igor proceeded to win a Pan-American kickboxing championship, holding an amateur record of 14-0. By 20 years old, Igor was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Grand Mestre Alvaro Barreto, a 9th degree black-belt, and Mestre Sylvio Behring, a 7th dan legend.
After moving to Toronto, Igor pursued a career in professional Mixed Martial Arts. Holding a 5-2 professional MMA record, Igor has been featured in various televised events such as CFC (Canadian Fighting Championship) and Aggression MMA Reality Fighting. After many dedicated hours, Igor earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Sylvio Behring and continues to earn professor degrees. Throughout his career, Igor has been training with professional MMA athletes such as Anderson Silva, Rafael 'Feijao', Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva and many more.
Katrina began her yoga journey years ago to become more physically active. she travelled to different studios around the GTA meeting with different friends using the Passport to Prana until she fell in love with Moksha Yoga.
Katrina quickly found that yoga was also helping her in other areas of her life. She found it helped her deal with the pressures of her stressful work environment as a pediatric nurse at Sick kids Hospital. After having her second child she took the yoga teacher training program at yoga tree studios and enjoys teaching various styles of yoga.
Brad Coutts has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for 15 years. Originally drawn to BJJ after seeing its effectiveness in UFC 1, Brad sought out and trained under Canadian BJJ pioneer Professor Shah Franco. While learning from Professor Franco, Brad had the honour of training under Jiu-Jitsu legend Mestre Sylvio Behring.
Training under Professor Shah, Brad also had an opportunity to study kickboxing under a truly world-class instructor. Brad has additionally trained in and become a certified Instructor of the Gracie Survival Tactics Level 1 program.
Brad has developed and delivered realistic and effective defensive tactics training to major law enforcement agencies and is one of the original members of a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club dedicated to teaching the art to his law enforcement community.
In early 2017, all of this training culminated when Brad was awarded his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by Mestre Sylvio Behring. Brad is proud to be a student of Professor Igor, a member of the Mamute MMA family, and considers it an honour to be able to share his experience and expertise with his Team.
Amanda is a Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer who has a love for all things fitness and sport related. She began her journey into sport at a young age as a competitive gymnast and carried that into adulthood.
Amanda is now at a point where she coaches children in the sport. She maintains her own fitness level by engaging in the sport as an adult, and by running, which she fell in love with in college. She has competed in several 5 and 10 kilometer runs and jogs daily as an additional form of exercise and relaxation.
Mac Clarkson has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 6 years, starting after high school as a substitute for wrestling. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu quickly became much more interesting.
Mac trained under Stew Landry (10th planet black belt) at Eris Martial Arts while earning certifications to become a personal trainer (CSEP CPT + Fitness & Health Diploma from Fleming College).
Training at Eris led to extensive training and learning from affiliates Richard Nancoo, Mestre Sylvio Behring, and Eddie Bravo. Mac has competed in several Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments earning gold in many grappling industries and OJA's Ascension competitions.
Mac is currently training under Professor Igor and proud to share his experience and passion for problem solving as it relates to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with the team.
Anthony has been training Muay-Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for three years under Professor Igor. Anthony's journey as an upper-tier athlete began at a very young age, competing in “AAA” hockey leagues and becoming an instructor for two hockey schools. At 26 years old, Anthony found himself in a physical confrontation and came to realize the importance of self-defence.
Anthony found Mamute Martial Arts Academy through an online search and shortly after he decided to register. With a strong love for Muay-Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and his desire to compete and succeed, Anthony has grown at a rapid rate as a well-rounded martial artist.