Max started training in various martial arts from boxing to Muay Thai to Eskrima at IMB Academy since he was a teenager. While at IMB Academy he began his passion for BJJ while training under Marcelo Cavalcanti in 2006 with whom he has earned a brown belt.  After moving to the Phoenix area he began training under Kevin Scott and the Atos Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association.  On August 12, 2017 Max was promoted to the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by professor Andre Galvao.  He continues to enjoy the art and its endless possibilities of transitions, positions and submissions.