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.


Professor Hugo Sida holds a Professional MMA Record of 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 under 4th degree Professor Manolo Hernandez

2017 - Earned his brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under 4th degree Professor Manolo Hernandez

2018 - Currently a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under 4th degree Professor Manolo Hernandez

2019- Received his 1st degree black belt under Professor Carlos Valente a 7th degree Coral Belt under Master Rickson Gracie and is a head official Texas Affiliate School under the Valente Jiu-Jitsu Association.

2022 - Earned his 2nd degree black belt under Carlos Valente 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, he continues to train and motivate Children and Adults. He still finds time in his busy schedule to be a positive role model to all his students young and old.


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

Carlos Valente is currently a 7th Degree Coral Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Rickson 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.


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 Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor Hugo Sida (Bushido MMA) and Professor Manolo Hernandez 4th degree Black Belt under Professor Carlos Valente who is a 7th degree Coral Belt under Master Rickson Gracie. 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.

FIRST PLACE                                    

  • NAGA World Champion-Grappling Championship

Albuquerque, NM.May 16, 2015

  • Southwest Grapplefest

Las Cruces, NM.January 12, 2013

  • FILA Tournament

Coronado High School, El Paso, TX

  • Hayashi’s Southwestern

El Paso, TX.December 2012

  • US Open

Los Angeles, CA

  • Grappling X

Long Beach, CA.October 24, 2010


  • NAGA World Championship – GI Division

Albuquerque, NM.May 16, 2015

  • California Classic

Riverside Convention Center.November 15, 2009

  • Hayashi’s Tournament

El Paso, TX.March 5th

  • Grappler Quest

Long Beach, CA.2009


  • NAGA

Las Vegas, NV

  • Mr. Olympia


  • Grapplers Quest

Las Vegas, NV.2009

  • Federation Mexicana de Jiu Jiistu (National)

Mexico, DF



Pedro Hernandez started wrestling at the age of 8 years old with the Cougars Wrestling Team in Mapplewood, New Jersey. He won many tournaments and was named Most Improved Wrestler, Most Valuable Wrestler and Captain for his team.


Pedro began his freshman year at a District 11 high school in Pennsylvania coached by Chris Potter who is a 3-time NCAA Wrestling Champion. He was named Most Valuable Wrestler and Team Captain in 2003 and 2004. He attended wrestling camps and competed in many off-season tournaments. The off-season tournaments included College of New Jersey where was champion 2 consecutive years, East Stroudsburg University Wrestling Champ and Scranton University Wrestling Champ. While Pedro wrestled in high school, he earned the following:


-4th Place V District 2001

-1st Place Stroudsburg Classic 2001-2002

-3rd Place Mountain Valley Conference 2002

-2nd Place Mountain Valley Conference 2003

4th Place Times Leader Invitational 2003

-1st Place Pleasant Valley Tournament 2003

3rd Place Tunchanock Tournament 2003

-2d Place Mawa Districts 2003

-1st Place Mawa Districts 2004

-2003-2004 Kind of the Mountain Champs


After high school Pedro went on to wrestle for a North Hampton College where he was 2-1. He then decided to serve in the military and was also able to compete in the All-Service Military Wrestling Tournament in Mosul, Iraq in 2006 and 2007


In 2008, Pedro was stationed at Ft. Bliss, TX and began training MMA under Hugo Sida. He utilized his wrestling knowledge with his MMA training and had an amateur fight record of 4-2.


In 2010 Pedro moved back to New York where he trained at Chamber MMA. He received his blue belt in 2017 under Edwin Rodriguez, a black belt under Renzo Gracie


After getting his blue belt he moved to Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania where he trained at American Killer Bees an affiliate school to Anderson "The Spider" Silva. In 2019 he received his purple belt under Black belt Matt Perez.


Pedro returned to Bushido MMA/BJJ in 2020. On February 5, 2022, he was promoted to brown belt under Professor Hugo Sida, a 2nd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black belt under Carlos Valente Association.