In October of 2009 Angel "Halo" Lopez like everyone else stepped on the Jiu Jitsu mat for the first time and was hooked.
Angel had a wrestling background from his school days and had done combatives during his time as an Infantryman in the Army but this was a new experience and one that would not only change his life but those of everyone who has followed his example.
Halo's Origin Story
As a Blue belt in 2013 and with the encouragement of his Professor Luis "Speedy" Gonzales Clovis BJJ was opened and would later become the name you will see today Halo Jiu-Jitsu. A short time later Halo became an affiliate of Tinguinha BJJ under Mauricio Mariano aka Tinguinha the man made famous for his invention of the Spider Guard.
In 2016 he was promoted to the rank of Black Belt by Professors Speedy and Tinguinha.
Building a Legacy
Angel has always been a fierce competitor and driven to always test himself.
To date he has competed in over 130 tournaments ( 61 as a Black Belt ) - Fought professionally on the Fight to Win stage 14 times and has traveled internationally to Japan, Portugal, Israel, Italy and Brazil to bring his style of high tempo Jiu Jitsu to the world.
Back home Angel can be found almost every day in the Gym encouraging everyone from the brand new student to the black belt competitor.
From kids to Grandparents, Mom's to MMA fighters - Angel gives each student the same level of energy and respect.
Angel has built a team of coaches, competitors and hobbyists to have that same drive, same love of Jiu-Jitsu and the same respect for their teammates/opponents.
Come into Halo anytime and ask for Professor Angel, you won't be disappointed.