Andre Villanueva, an active duty Marine began his Gracie Jiu-Jitsu training in California and was a blue belt when he joined the Calvert MMA Academy – Lineage BJJ & White Lotus Thai Boxing in 2010. Andre Villanueva, at the time was stationed at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River (PAX River) in St. Marys County, was a black belt instructor in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program know as MCMAP. Andre Villanueva, took over Calvert MMA’s NoGi BJJ class when fellow military alumni instructor Luis Morales was transferred by the the U.S. Air Force. Andre Villanueva also had a studied Thai Boxing while in California. When Carlos Lopez took over as the head Thai Boxing coach at the Calvert MMA, Andre Villanueva became an assistant coach in our White Lotus Muay Thai class. Andre Villanueva and his family now live in Arizona where he plans to open his own Carlos Lopez White Lotus Thai Boxing and Lineage BJJ – Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu association soon. Andre Villanueva is currently patched as a level three Thai Boxing fighter under Kru Carlos Lopez and Disciple MMA, our Thai Boxing sister school in Dulles, VA. Andre Villanueva holds a 3rd degree purple belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu under Grand Master Relson Gracie.