Hugh Fitzgerald is a Machado Black belt and currently the Jiu Jitsu and grappling instructor at 8711 Fight Design. Hugh began training in the Martial Arts at the age of twelve and began wrestling throughout high school and college. In 2005, Hugh began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Renato Magno while competing in Gi and No Gi tournaments both locally and nationally for several years. Hugh is also a documentary film Director, Writer, Stunt performer and Actor.
Hugh Fitzgerald has been an amazing inspiration in my life since meeting him in 2014. His determination in aiding those who need guidance on and off the Jiu Jitsu mat showcases his desire to spread love and self respect to those who feel lost. Hugh helped provide a balance for me when I was questioning myself and my purpose which appeared to be an endless journey. He has been a great addition in my life by showing me how to live in the moment.