Tyrone Angolia began training in Praying Mantis Kung Fu in 1994 and was fortunate enough to train with his Sifu for the next ten years. In 2003 he became a successor of the Chen Zhen Yi lineage of 7 Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu. In 2007 Tyrone began training MMA and then started to compete the following year. Thoroughly enjoying competing in MMA matches naturally led him to training in Jiu Jitsu.
Tyrone began training with Professor Ben Baxter in 2009, and currently holds the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Tyrone is a multiple time IBJJF Medalist, and brown belt American National Champion.
2012- IBJJF Pan American silver medalist (blue belt)
2013- Oregon Open silver medalist (purple belt)
2014- IBJJF Seattle Open bronze medalist (purple belt)
2014- IBJJF Master’s Worlds bronze medalist (purple belt)
2015- IBJJF Las Vegas Spring Open gold medalist (brown belt)
2015- IBJJF American National: Gold Medalist (brown belt)
2015- IBJJF Master World: Bronze Medalist (brown belt)
2016 IBJJF Seattle Open: Silver Medalist (brown belt)