Head Coach Radafy Ranaivo, BJJ Black Belt
Head Coach and Owner, Rad, teaches and oversees all Self Defense classes personally, including Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing and Competition Class. Having trained for. many years, Rad holds a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is passionate about the discipline and believes that Self Defense Jiu Jitsu is an asset for everyone, from children to adults.
Rad also offers one-on-one personal training to help with basic fitness or equip you with many practical life skills through martial arts not taught in a regular class setting.
A former member of the French Foreign Legion (FFL), Rad has trained professional MMA fighters, amateur Muay Thai fighters, national competitors in Taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over a decade. The discipline instilled in him through his time serving in the FFL and years of martial arts training, benefit you. Whether you want to compete, hope to achieve a healthier lifestyle, increased strength, confidence, and stamina or simply push past your own limits, Rad is committed to getting you there.
He has designed programs to enhance recreational sport conditioning, serious competition, weight loss, and self-defence. Whatever your goals may be, he will be happy to assist you in meeting them.
374 MMA started small with a big vision. Owner and Head Coach, Radafy Ranaivo (Rad) took his passion for Mixed Martial Arts and created programs and training regimes for all skill levels. He believes martial arts training is beneficial, not only physically, but for our mental health, confidence and discipline. With over 4,500 square feet of training space, multiple classes in a variety of levels and a clientele that feels like family, we are proud to say Rad’s “big vision” is now an achievement.
We are committed to providing superior training in Self Defense Komaru Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, Competition Classes and Wrestling. Along with Conditioning and Body Weight classes, you will not only achieve your goals but eclipse them.
Alex is currently a high school Mathematics and Physics teacher at École Secondaire du Sommet, in french school board in Nova Scotia, where he also started and runs a high school wrestling program. That being said, Alex brings a methodical, scaffolded, step-by-step approach to training. This means that he adjusts his training to include more or less detail, depending on the level of the student with whom he is working.
Having served in the Canadian Forces for several years, Alex is adamant that his students demonstrate dedication, discipline, and most importantly, restraint with the techniques they learn in class.
Being a teacher, he knows too well the damage that can be caused by bullying and see examples of it daily. He tolerates no bullying of any sort. His belief is that students who train in a martial art develop self-pride and self-confidence. These characteristics are important factors in mitigating bullying.
Alex is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and also trains in boxing, muay thai, and submission grappling.
Josh, our strength and functional mobility coach has been born into the world of fitness, being involved in a variety of sports growing up including Track & Field, Soccer, and Basketball. He is currently involved in the world of calisthenics, as well as MMA (Muay Thai, Jujitsu, and Boxing) learning as well as teaching how to move and control our bodies with ease. Starting independently for 2 years, he has inspired many others to develop and maintain healthy and active lifestyles using different methods based on the individual. He uses a unique style of mobility, strength and mindfulness to help people achieve their goals and to move their bodies in ways never before possible! He also offers mobility and HIIT classes designed to be inclusive for all levels of fitness in a fun and exciting environment!
Working with Josh will have you feeling brand new, with a positive mindset both inside and outside of the gym, a feeling of fulfillment and a new found excitement for life!