MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
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Chief Instructor South Tampa RMNU
BJJ & MMA
Lane is Robson Moura’s first black belt in Florida! He was born in a small town in Indiana. As a kid, he was fascinated with martial arts but could not afford lessons. When Lane was 18 he got a job and immediately began training in Tae Kwon Do. After a few years of Tae Kwon Do, Lane wanted to test himself in full contact competition so he began competing in Kickboxing, racking up a 21-4-1 record and winning the PKC National Championship. In 1996 he saw the first UFC and knew that to be a complete martial artist he had to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!
Lane competed in MMA from 1997 – 2000 with a record of 12-4-1. He fought in the International Vale Tudo Challenge in Brazil and Pancrase in Japan. To improve his Jiu-Jitsu, Lane attended seminars, watched videos, and ran a small Jiu-Jitsu club at Ball State University. In 1999, Lane moved to Florida and trained with a group of MMA fighters in Gainesville. In 2006, he started training in the Gi and found his first black belt instructor, Jon Burke, who is a Royce Gracie Black Belt. For family reasons, Lane moved from Florida to Ohio in the summer of 2006 and trained with Robin Gieseler, a Relson Gracie Black Belt, for four years.
Ohio was great but Lane longed to get back to Florida so in 2010 he and his family relocated to Tampa. Possibly the most exciting part about moving to Tampa was training with seven-time World Champion Robson Moura!!! Robson is second ONLY to Lane’s other favorite training partners–his four children! The entire family is RMNU for life!!!
- Professional MMA Fighter: Pancrase in Japan & IVC in Brazil
- 1999 PKC National Kickboxing Champion
- 2014 Florida State Jiu-Jitsu Champion
- 2012 Florida State Jiu-jitsu Champion
- 2012 Worlds Jiu-jitsu Bronze Medalist
- 2011 Champion Miami Open Brown Belt Medium Heavy
- Black Belt, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
- Black Belt, Tae Kwon Do
- 2nd Degree Black Belt, Karate
- ICCS Krav Maga, Instructor Level I
- Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science
- Strength and Conditioning Internship at Ball State University
No Gi BJJ, MMA, & Kids BJJ
John Ortolani has been the Team Captain at Team Triumph MMA in New Hampshire for the last 6 years. Team Triumph has remained the top MMA team in the Northeast. John is an accomplished professional MMA fighter and competitive BJJ player. He has fought many of the best fighters around the country, including several UFC and Strikeforce veterans and has built a professional record of 7-9 with one “No Contest”. He has always competed above his rank and has proven to be an elite grappler with and without the gi. He is a 4 stripe Brown Belt in BJJ under Professor John Fain of Boston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He was voted the 2014 Team Triumph Teammate of the Year. John holds the rank of Black Pra Jiad under Master Roque Da Silva of the Brazilian Muay Thai Association. John has spent the past 6 years training with legendary Boxing coach, Muhammad Brooks. John was a standout wrestler and coached Billerica High School for several years. He has coached many student-athletes to State and New England Championships.
John was an outstanding Lacrosse player at Endicott College where he earned a degree in Sports Management and a Certification in coaching and was drafted by the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Boston Cannons. John won the MLL Championship with the Cannons in 2011 before being traded to the Rochester Rattlers where he currently plays and was a 2014 MLL All-Star. John also previously played for the Boston Blazers in the National Lacrosse League before the team ended. He recently started coaching at nearby St. Leo University
just outside Tampa.
John grew up just north of Boston in Billerica, MA and has been an athlete all his life. Starting Kung-Fu and football at a young age he was quickly hooked on competition. He had successful high school careers in football, wrestling and lacrosse before going on to play football and lacrosse at Endicott College. This is where John found his true interest in martial arts. He began Muay Thai training in the off season to stay in shape and fell in love with the one on one competition before quickly finding his interest in BJJ and MMA. By the time he graduated from Endicott he had competed in 2 amateur MMA fights and won his professional debut. Upon graduating John was drafted by the Boston Cannons and also began his professional lacrosse career and still balances both professional careers today as well as coaching lacrosse as high as the collegiate level and BJJ and MMA at the amateur and professional levels.
- High School Wrestling
- 46 – 8 Senior Year
- State Tournament Hopeful but was injured
- College Wrestling
- West Virginia Institute of Technology
- Wrestling Coach
- Corbett Prep
- Coached Corbett Prep to the best season in school history
BJJ & MMA
Shawn “Baby Face” Lunghi was born in Torrejon, AFB in Spain. Shawn was raised as the youngest of six children in a military household. When Shawn was 13 years old he joined the Wrestling team at Robinson High school and fell in love with fighting sports. After wrestling in high school, Shawn moved on to the University of South Florida where he joined the Army ROTC program and continued to train ground fighting.
In 2011 Shawn discovered Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a way to continue training ground fighting after college. Shawn began training under seven time World Champion Robson Moura and Lane Andrews. Shawn has trained at RMNU South for nearly four years. Shawn is currently a purple belt in BJJ and actively training boxing, kick boxing, and MMA. Shawn never thought of himself as a martial artist, just a small kid with a chip on his shoulder. Through martial arts, Shawn has been able to gain a mental toughness and sense of confidence that has positively affected his life off the mat.
When Shawn isn’t training he is cashing government checks as he serves as a Commissioned Officer in the Florida Army National Guard and as a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy. Shawn’s future goals are simple:
– Continue to improve as a martial artist, a professional, and a human being everyday
– Experience new and challenging martial arts
– Continue to enjoy every moment on the mat
– Never allow Chelsey Hibsch to Berimbolo him because she will get it without me “allowing” her.
- 2013 Pan Ams quarter finalist (Blue Belt)
- Purple Belt BJJ
- Commission in the United States Army
- Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice
- Florida State Law Enforcement Certification
While stationed in Korea in 2013 with the United States Air Force, Chelsey was performing law enforcement duties. Unfortunately, her size and confidence betrayed her when it came to executing her work. Chelsey was an avid gym goer and believed in staying in shape for the job. It wasn’t until one of her coworkers brought her into a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class did she see her strength actually mean something. Within a year, she noticed the increase of confidence in herself not only in Jiu-Jitsu, but also at work and at home. She did quite a lot of traveling in Korea to make tournaments and learn from instructors at different bases. In 2014, Chelsey was stationed in Tampa and before she even landed she was researching Jiu-Jitsu schools. She didn’t find the right fit at first; she tried three different schools before finding RMNU South. She knew after the first class that she would stay at RMNU South because of the family-like environment.
Chelsey has been training with RMNU South for over a year now. She would recommend Jiu Jitsu at RMNU South to anyone looking to gain confidence and learn some great defense training, especially women as she has experienced the benefits of training. RMNU South is very open to having women join the team, it is an open and friendly atmosphere in which all students and instructors encourage each other to be the best they can be. Off the mats, Chelsey is in the Air Force at MacDill AFB and she is working on her Master’s degree. She enjoys being active and trying new experiences.