L to R, Professor Chris Bonde, Professor Mike Yackulic, Mestre Sylvio da Matta Behring, Professor Gary Vig, Professor Mike Bonde

Mestre Behring


Lineage:  Mitsuyo Maeda  Carlos Gracie    Helio Gracie    Alvaro Barreto    Sylvio Behring

In 2015 Arashi-Do Martial Arts and Mestre Sylvio da Matta Behring celebrated 10 years of affiliation: Mastre Behring is a guide, a mentor, and one of the most outstanding Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners and educators of our era and it is our deep honor to be an Arashi-Do Behring school.

Mestre Behring is part of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu family that brought BJJ to the world outside of Brazil and continues to be an ambassador for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, spending countless hours traveling, training and teaching at schools across the world. For a complete history of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and an in-depth look at Mestre Behring and his contributions to BJJ, please read here


Arashi-Do instructors at the Erik Paulson Coach Development Camp in Fullerton, CA, in November, 2014; Coach Erik sitting cross legged in front

CSW/Erik Paulson


Primarily focusing on kickboxing, grappling and clinching while targeting submission wrestling, submission fighting and self-defense, Erik Paulson's CSW (which stands for Combat Submission Wrestling), is STX Kickboxing, Jun Fan Kickboxing, Muay Thai, French Savate, Western Boxing, Greco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestling, Catch Wrestling, Shooto, Filipino Dumog, Judo and Brazilian Jui-Jitsu, all blended together to form something unique.*

"Coach Erik currently runs the CSW Training Center in Fullerton, CA where he trains MMA fighters such as Josh Barnett, Ken Shamrock, Cub Swanson, Ginelle Marquez and is closely affiliated with Sean Sherk and Brock Lesnar of the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. Erik Paulson is the three time World Shooto Champion, the only American to ever achieve this"**

Arashi-Do Martial Arts is proud to be affiliated with Coach Erik and his extraordinary organization. In August, 2015, Arashi-Do Martial Arts was proud to bring Coach Erik to Alberta for his first seminar and instructor training course in Canada at Arashi-Do Martial Arts, Red Deer. This was an amazing 2 day event and we look forward to many more in the future!
* Information source: Fighting Method University
** Quote source: Fighting Method University