Our Team

2nd Degree Black Belt / Founder
Professor Wesclay Sardinha began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in New York City in 2005. He began competing a few weeks in and never looked back.  Since then, he has gone on to win various titles all over the United States and continues to be an avid competitor.

He began teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu when he was awarded his Blue Belt and loved it so much, he went on to teach at many academies in the NYC. When he moved to Phoenix, AZ he knew that he would continue competing as well as teaching BJJ.

Prof. Wesclay was awarded his Black Belt, in 2015, while living and training in New York City under Black Belt Professor Fabricio Medici and 9th Degree Red Belt, Master Francisco Mansor. He then received his First Degree on his Black Belt after moving to Phoenix and training under Professor Wellington Leal Dias "Megaton" for many years.

Prof. Wesclay continues to train at Megaton HQ daily as well as compete around the country. He keeps current on IBJJF rules so that he may pass on that information to his students. His love of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is clear to everyone around him.
Black Belt / Kids Instructor
Prof. Bruno de Franca is a wonderful addition to our team as well as our staff. He began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2009 with Team Renzo Gracie in New York City.
Once he received his Purple belt, he began teaching beginners class and then on to kids classes. In 2017 he moved to Phoenix, Arizona and began training with Team Megaton. He received his Black Belt in 2021 from Prof. Wesclay Sardinha and Master Megaton.
Prof. Bruno makes each class fun and interesting and shares his enthusiasm for the sport with each and every student. Our kids class could not have a better Instructor to help them begin their journey into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. 
Strength & Conditioning Coach

Coach Erick Jarquin has been training for 6 years. He is a Certified Personal Trainer, Pain Free Performance Specialist and is currently an undergraduate for Exercise Science with an emphasis in Sports Performance and Health and Fitness.

Coach Erick’s first experience as a Coach was getting soldiers ready for battle in the United States Army. He got them faster, stronger, and more equipped to serve.

If it was not for Wesclay Sardinha reigniting that passion in Coach Erick, he would have not been where he is today. Everything Coach Erick is about is serving his brothers and sisters and helping them achieve their goals.

Yoga Instructor
Lori has been a physical therapist since 1987, working in multiple settings with patients of all ages. She began practicing hot yoga in 2012 and realized how beneficial it was and what a great compliment it could be to her physical therapy toolbox. She got her first yoga certification in 2016 and never looked back. She is certified to teach the 26 and 2 (Bikram yoga), Yin yoga, flow yoga, and hot barre. What a treat it is and such a benefit for our team to have her as part of our Squad. 
Purple Belt / Assistant Kids Instructor
Purple Belt / Assistant Kids Instructor
Blue Belt / Assistant Kids Instructor
Front Desk / Manager
Paula is always there to help out with any questions you may have. You can usually find her at the front desk surrounded by kiddos or the rest of the BJJ mamas. 
Official Team Megaton Affiliate Team