OWNER, FOUNDER, HEAD MMA INSTRUCTOR,
First stripe Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt
Hugo Sida, with 20+ years experience with boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, wrestling, and jiu jitsu (MMA), was first introduced into Ninjutsu by his brother, Sensei Jose Sida and Shihan Jorge Nieto, at age 14.
Combining Ninjutsu with Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, and kickboxing, Jorge and Jose made this an art all of their own. Hugo competed and won the first ever 3-Man MMA tournament at age 17. Shortly after in 1999, Hugo fought for the title and won the free form combat championship belt at 189 lbs. in Go For Broke 3. Hugo discovered his love for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting and took it a step further.
Limited, he left his home, friends and family at age 18, to go train in San Diego, CA. There he trained and fought under Ken Shamrock’s Lions Den Submission Academy for three years. Trained by professional UFC fighters such as Ken Shamrock, Pete Williams, Vernon White, Tony Galindo, Muay Thai World Champion Miguel Reyes, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Manolo (El Huracan) Hernandez. He was challenged on a whole other level. With hard work and dedication, the advanced training prepared him mentally and physically for what was yet to come. In 2002, Hugo turned Pro.
Total Career Record 15-2
1998 - 3-Man Tournament Gold Medal (Go For Broke 2)
1999 – Title Holder at 189 lbs. (Go For Broke 3)
2007 – USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee
2009 – Title Holder at 185 lbs. for Powerhouse Combat Sports, LLC in New Mexico. (Gods of War)
2014 – Title Holder at 185 lbs. at Sugar Creek Showdown in Oklahoma
2015 – Black Belt in Ninjitsu under Shihan Jorge Nieto
2015 – Earned his blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Relson Gracie’s DJ Blackwell
2017 - Earned his purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
2017 - Earned his brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
2018 - Currently a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
2019- Received his first stripe on his black belt under Professor Carlos Valente a coral belt 7th degree under Rickson Gracie and is an official affiliate school under the Valente Jiu-Jitsu association.
He is the founder of the first Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) academy in El Paso, Tx. Upon returning to El Paso, Tx in 2002, Hugo started his own MMA team at Bushido MMA, which is actively fighting and has fought in prestigious organizations such as KING OF THE CAGE, STRIKE FORCE, TOTAL COMBAT, and WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING (WSOF), WORLD FIGHTING FEDERATION (WFF), and many other events worldwide.
Bushido MMA has also been recognized in the 2005 World Wide Grappling Magazine for its elite fighters. This in turn put El Paso on the map for MMA fighting. Bushido is breeding the next top MMA fighters that will come out of El Paso, TX. Hugo is the owner of Bushido MMA and is now retired from MMA fighting, however, continues to train and compete in Jiu Jitsu tournaments, teaches, trains and motivates children, adults, and fighters. He still finds time in his busy schedule to be a positive role model to all his students young and old.
MANOLO "HURRICANE" HERNANDEZ
Bushido MMA is an affiliate school to TeamHurricaneAwesome under Manolo Hernandez
Manolo “Hurricane” Hernandez is head of MMA at 10 th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Diego. He is a forth degree Blackbelt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under coral belt “Cao” Carlos Valente. He studied Kick Boxing under the tutelage of Miguel Reyes. He also studied and taught at Ken Shamrock’s Lion’s Den.
Mr. Hernandez has guided athletes to the highest levels of the sport of MMA. His students are a virtual who’s who of professional fighting. His list of students have included:
UFC and Bellator Veterans: Ken Shamrock (UFC Hall of Fame)
Pete Williams (UFC Hall of Fame)
Liz Carmouche (First ever UFC female title contender. Ranked #7 in the world)
Ilima Macfarlane (Ranked #1 in Bellator. Ranked #3 in the world)
Alex “Extemo” Soto
Walel “The Gazelle” Watson
Mike De La Torre
Carlos Valente is currently a 7th Degree Red & Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Robson Gracie. Professor Carlos Valente was born in Rio De Janeiro. He became involved in martial arts at a very young age. Carlos Valente met the Gracie family early on and was privileged to begin his training with the legendary Rolls Gracie. At the Rolls Gracie Academy he had the opportunity to learn from the Gracie family champion at the time and also train and compete with some of the world’s most famous jiu-jitsu fighters such as Rylion Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Carlos Gracie Jr., Royler Gracie, Crolin Gracie, Fabio Santos, Sergio “Malibu”, the Machado brothers, Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti, Nicin Azulay, Pedro Sauer, Renan Pitangui, Rodrigo "Mazor", Marcio "Macorron", Ricardo Azoury, Talarico "Tarado", Mauricao, Alvaro Romano, Ze Beleza, Vandao, Paulo "Conde" Ruba, Tonico "Bambu" and many others. After Roll's tragic death in the early 80’s, Carlos became a student of Rickson Gracie, under whom he earned his black belt. Carlos Valente help teach at the first Rickson Academy in Los Angeles and accompanied Rickson to many of his Mixed Martial Arts Competitions.
JOHN EDDIE MOSER
ADULTS BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU INSTRUCTOR
We would like to welcome our newest Head Coach of the Advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu GI class, John Eddie Moser. He was born and raised on the beautiful island of Guam. As a BJJ instructor and lifelong ambassador of the martial art, he invites you to join his classes at Bushido MMA. He is currently a Brown Belt under Stephen Roberto, of Purebred BJJ Guam. John Eddie’s experience includes a total of 7 years of training with 3 years of coaching. He was an Army Combative Instructor in Korea in 2014. He then moved to El Paso and was an Assistant BJJ Instructor from 2015-2017.
4-time Mariana’s Open Champion (2010-2015)
2-time IBJJF Asian Open Champion (2010, 2012)
All Army Guard Combative Light Heavy Weight Champion (2012)
8th Army Combative Heavy Weight Champion, Korea (2014)
2-time NAGA Heavy Weight Champion (2015, 2016)
2016 ABJJF Southwest Heavy Weight Champion
KIDS, TEENS, & ADULTS BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU INSTRUCTOR
Jose Campuzano, began his career at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu in Burbank, California in 2008. He started training with some of the best instructors in No GI Jiu Jitsu such as Eddie Bravo, Alder Hampel, and Scott Einstein Epstein. He had the opportunity to train with the world’s greatest fighters such as Chuck Liddell, Dan Hardy, George Sotiropoulos, Joe Daddy Stevenson and Joe Rogan. Jose started competing in Jiu Jitsu tournaments within a couple of months of training. In 2011, he moved to El Paso, Texas, and worked at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu as head instructor. In 2012, he began working at Lean Mean Fitness. In 2013, Jose was given the opportunity to work as the Jiu Jitsu head instructor for Bushido MMA fight team, beginner and intermediate classes. In addition, he also trains at Bushido MMA to continue to sharpen his MMA skills. Jose earned his purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Bushido MMA/ Manolo Hernandez (Team Hurricane). Recently earned his Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Bushido MMA/ Manolo Hernandez (Team Hurricane). His passion is competing in Jiu Jitsu and helping others that have the love for Jiu jitsu like he has. In the future, he wants to be known as one of the best submission fighters and start his MMA career.
NAGA World Champion-Grappling Championship
Albuquerque, NM.May 16, 2015
Las Cruces, NM.January 12, 2013
Coronado High School, El Paso, TX
El Paso, TX.December 2012
Los Angeles, CA
Long Beach, CA.October 24, 2010
NAGA World Championship – GI Division
Albuquerque, NM.May 16, 2015
Riverside Convention Center.November 15, 2009
El Paso, TX.March 5th
Long Beach, CA.2009
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV.2009
Federation Mexicana de Jiu Jiistu (National)