APEX Instructors

Milo Hilario
Kickboxing Instructor
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
Apex Co-Owner

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 18 years, with experience in Wrestling, Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Milo’s achievements in Jiu-Jitsu competition include:

2011 No-Gi Worlds, Silver Medal
2011 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Gold Medal
2009 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Gold Medal
2009 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Bronze Medal, Open Weight Division
2009 American National Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Silver Medal
2009 American National Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Gold Medal, Open Weight Division

 

Marcy Hilario
Kickboxing Instructor
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt
Apex Co-Owner

Marcy has been practicing Kickboxing for over 15 years, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over seven years. She enjoys leading intense Kickboxing workouts, and motivating the class to do their very best.

Jiu-Jitsu Achievements:
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 Nguyen
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
Adult Advanced Program Instructor

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.

Achievements:
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

 

Alvin Chan
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt
Adult Fundamentals and Advanced Instructor

Alvin has experience in various martial arts, including being a former black belt instructor of Aikido. He began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in 2000, at a Gracie Humaita (Royler Gracie) affiliate academy. He has been with Apex since 2012, and currently trains under the guidance of Marc Marins of North Vancouver BJJ.

In 2014, Alvin successfully completed the Gracie Combatives program, achieving recognition for an understanding of how Jiu-Jitsu is applied in practical selfdefense against a larger, stronger opponent. In 2013, Alvin began traveling to train with Henry Akins, a renowned instructor of Rickson Gracie’s Invisible Jiu- Jitsu, gaining a deeper understanding of the details that make core techniques effective.

Alvin focuses his instruction on the pursuit of solid, effective fundamentals. His goal is to help educate others with concepts and methods that are reliable under pressure, and applicable to all major aspects of the art: sport gi, sport no-gi, and street self-defense.

 

Derek Fung
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt
Adult Fundamentals and Advanced Instructor

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-defense - always while training in a safe and fun environment.

 

Chris Ang
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt
Adult Fundamentals and Advanced Instructor

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.

 

Dave Wu
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt
Adult Fundamentals and Advanced Instructor

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-defense.

Dave has also trained in Judo, Muay Thai, and Kung Fu. His Jiu-Jitsu competition achievements include:

2015 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Gold Medal
2013 NAGA Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Hawaii, No-Gi, Silver
2013 NAGA Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Hawaii, Gi, Bronze
2013 Roots BJJ Challenge, Gold at Weight and Open Weight
2012 Copa Katana, Silver at Weight and Open Weight

 

Lewis Rhodes
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt
Eaglets and Junior Eagles Program Instructor

Lewis began his Jiu-Jitsu training under Adam Zugec at ZUMA Zugec Ultimate Martial Arts in 2011, and has been with Apex since 2014. Lewis has been an active competitor since very early in his training. Below are examples of his success in various tournaments:

2015 CBJJF BC Provincial Championships, Silver Medal, Heavy Weight
2015 CBJJF BC Provincial Championships, Gold Medal, Open Weight
2015 Revolution BJJ Championships XIII, Gold Medal, Heavy Weight
2015 Revolution BJJ Championships XIII, Gold Medal, Open Weight
2014 Roots BJJ Challenge II - Silver Medal, Heavy Weight

Lewis also has the unique perspective of having an academic background in Education, which he leverages in refining his Jiu-Jitsu instructional skills.

 

Ken Su
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt
Eaglets & Jr. Eagles Program Instructor

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. Ken’s tournament experience include:

2014 Roots BJJ Challenge II, Bronze Medal
2014 Copa Katana, Bronze Medal
2013 Vancouver BJJ Championships, Silver Medal