Instructors – Mindset Martial Arts & Fitness

David Thompson

Owner / Head Instructor

David Thompson has been training martial arts since he was 7 years old. He started off doing karate, where he was fortunate enough to be able to travel and compete as a child. David started training Jiu-Jitsu in the winter of 1999. He has an amateur MMA record of 1- 0 and has won several prestigious tournaments like the US Open and American Cup. David’s focus is his passion that is activism and Youth Empowerment through martial arts and mindfulness.

  • 2014 American Cup Gold Medalist Light Weight
  • 2014 American Cup Gold medalist absolute
  • 2013 US Open Bronze Medalist
  • 2012 S7 Oklahoma State Gold Medalist
  • 2012 S7 Illinois Gold Medalist
  • US Open Gold Medalist
  • American Cup Gold Medalist
  • Grapplers Quest Open Division Silver Medalist
  • Ouna Open Gold Medalist
  • Vancouver Open Gold Medalist

Kristina Barlaan

Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Kristina Barlaan is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Caio Terra, having also trained extensively with Gustavo Dantas. Widely regarded as one of her generation’s main light-featherweight BJJ competitors, Barlaan’s reputation was earned through important wins in some of the sport’s prime tournaments, particularly in the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) circuit,where she won Asian, European and Pan American titles.

  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Asian Open Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF American National No-Gi Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 2nd Place (2016/2017)
  • IBJJF American National Championship 3rd Place (2015*)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2010 blue, 2013/2014/2015 brown)
  • IBJJF American National Champion (2012 purple, 2014 brown)
  • IBJJF American National No-Gi Champion (2009**/2010 blue)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2012*)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 2nd Place (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 2nd Place (2012 purple)
  • IBJJF American National Championship 2nd Place (2011 purple)
  • IBJJF American National No-Gi Championship 2nd Place (2011 purple)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2010 blue, 2012 purple, 2013/2014/2015 brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2013 brown)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2010* blue, 2011 purple, 2013* brown)
  • IBJJF American National Championship 3rd Place (2011* purple)
  • IBJJF American National No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2011* purple)

    * Absolute
    ** Weight and Absolute

Frankie Oceguera

Boxing / Kickboxing Instructor