Professor Dillon Gower
Dillon began his martial arts journey where many others do, Tae Kwon Do as a child. After a short hiatus, in 2006 he began training in Genbukan Ninpo Taijutsu (a form of Japanese Jiujutsu) and Judo in Virginia and Maryland. In July 2008, he moved to Orlando to train at American Top Team and to live the life of a humble martial artist to the fullest. Since then he has competed in BJJ, Muay Thai, and MMA. He was promoted to a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Paul Rodriguez in 2016.
"While it may not be easy, it is extremely rewarding and I am determined to live and teach others to live the way of the warrior for the rest of my life. See you on the mats. Osu!”
Ben started his martial arts adventure at the age of 8 at Wah Lum Kung Fu. He has studied and trained in Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and other martial arts whenever given the opportunity all around the world. In 2017, Ben began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Dillon Gower and is currently a blue belt.
Feliciano “El Sapo” Hernandez
The journey for Feliciano began in 2009 followed by a 9 year gap in between training. After training for a year and competing in De La Riva Cup 2010 (Lakeland, FL) under American Top Team, an injury caused a halt to the journey. Fast forward to 2018, Feliciano went searching for a new home and start for Jiu Jitsu. After locating Dillon Gower (known from his 2009-2010 training), comfort was easily found. With a great group of teammates who are considered family, Feliciano progressed to Blue Belt while staying an active, competing white belt. Competing often, El Sapo plans to be considered one of the top grappling prospects while helping the Cogito family reach their highest competition potential. Training under Dillon Gower, Derek Hudiburg and apprenticing under Jason Valle for some time, Feliciano brings a unique style to the mats that everyone seems to enjoy. Leg Locks and Funky Inversions! “Understand no limits, chase that dream until your GodBody living.”
Accomplishments: BJJ Blue Belt / Advanced No-Gi Teaching Private Jiu-Jitsu Lessons Since 2021 Notable Competitions/Events: Submission Grappling Series, Fight2Win, High Rollerz (Sponsored by GTI; No Longer Affiliated), Arte Suave, Tap Cancer Out, NAGA
Sponsors: Black Lab Organics, Retro Grappler