Although he is the Chief Instructor at Apex Martial Arts, Milo considers himself a student first and foremost. He has a strong passion for learning and teaching, and strives to make his classes challenging, technical, and fun. Milo has trained in a variety of martial arts for over 25 years, with experience in Wrestling, Boxing, Muay Thai,Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
2011 No-Gi Worlds Senior 1, Silver Medal
2011 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship Senior 1, Gold Medal
2009 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship Senior 1, Gold Medal
2009 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship Senior 1, Bronze Medal, Open Weight Division
2009 American National Jiu-Jitsu Championship Senior 1, Silver Medal
2009 American National Jiu-Jitsu Championship Senior 1, Gold Medal, Open Weight Division
Marcy has been practicing Kickboxing for over 20 years, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over 14 years. She enjoys leading intense Kickboxing workouts, and motivating the class to do their very best.
2011 No-Gi Worlds, Gold Medal
2011 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Bronze Medal
2011 Langley Revolution, Gold Medal, Open Weight Division
2011 Seattle Revolution Blue Belt, Silver Medal, Open Weight Division
2009 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Silver Medal
2009 American National Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Gold Medal
Max has a successful track record as a top-finisher in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, both in Canada and the United States. Along with his strong fighting spirit, Max also has a friendly and easy-going nature, which comes through in his instructional style.
2013 Pan Jiu-Jitsu, Gold Medal
2011 US Open, Gold Medal
2011 BC Open, Gold Medal
2010 US Open, Bronze Medal
2010 US Open, Gold Medal, Open Weight Division
2009 American National Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Silver Medal
Dave enjoys sharing his knowledge about both the physical and mental aspects of Jiu-Jitsu. He believes that having a solid understanding of the basics is the most important factor for success in the art, regardless of where it’s applied: sport gi Jiu Jitsu, submission grappling, MMA, or self-defence.
Dave has also trained in Judo, Muay Thai, and Kung Fu.
2015 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Gold Medal
2013 NAGA Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Hawaii, No-Gi, Silver Medal
2013 NAGA Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Hawaii, Gi, Bronze Medal
2013 Roots BJJ Challenge, Gold Medal at Weight and Open Weight
2012 Copa Katana, Silver Medal at Weight and Open Weight
Derek started his martial arts journey with Korean Hapkido in 2001, eventually becoming an instructor, and a member of the public demonstrations team. In 2010, he transitioned to training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing at Apex Martial Arts. Derek always strives to learn and improve, and when not at the academy, can be found staying active with other sports such as hockey and volleyball. Derek’s aim is to help others reach their goals in health, fitness, sport Jiu-Jitsu, and self-defence - always while training in a safe and fun environment.
Jeremy Brandt began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2006 at Gracie Barra Vancouver. He was enamoured by the sport after watching Royce Gracie in the early days of the UFC and became addicted immediately after starting his journey. Jeremy earned his blue belt from Gracie Barra and was promoted to purple and brown from Milo Hilario at Apex Martial Arts. When he is not on the mats, Jeremy is constantly watching and increasing his knowledge of the game by watching instructionals and videos. After not competing in over a decade, Jeremy decided to step back onto the competition mats in 2022 and will continue to represent the Apex flag and try to push the younger generation of our students to compete as well.
2023 Prime BJJ Series 1, Silver Medal
2023 AVA Grappling Championship, Gold Medalist Gi, Silver Medal No Gi
2023 Prime BJJ Series 2, Gold Medal
2023 Grappling Industries Vancouver July 2023 - Silver Medalist Gi, Bronze Medal No Gi
Chris started his Jiu-Jitsu training in 2006, at a Gracie Humaita (Royler Gracie) affiliate academy, and joined Apex in 2012. In 2013, Chris represented Apex at the Roots Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Challenge, winning a Gold Medal. Having visited and trained at a variety of different Jiu-Jitsu Academies such as Henry Akins Dynamix Martial Arts, Marcelo Garcia NYC Academy, Kron Gracie Academy, and the Torrance California Gracie Academy - Chris likes to teach a comprehensive style of Jiu-Jitsu that covers both the sport and self-defense aspects of the art.
Ken has been assisting in teaching the Junior programs since 2014, and likes to bring his knowledge of competitive sport Jiu Jitsu to the kids in a fun and safe manner.
2017 Copa Katana V, Gold Medal at Weight and Open Weight
2017 Last Warrior, Gold Medal
2016 Pan Jiu Jitsu, Silver Medal
2014 Roots BJJ Challenge II, Bronze Medal
2014 Copa Katana, Bronze Medal
2013 Vancouver BJJ Championships, Silver Medal