“Finally, an academy and an instructor that make you feel welcome.  A true home away from home.  The perfect place to accomplish your goals both on and off the mats.”


Stephen Lee (aka Bolo)

Stephen Lee (aka Bolo)

Owner/Head Instructor

Stephen Lee (aka Bolo) has been a martial artist since the age of 4, and he has been teaching kids for over a decade. He is a graduate of Georgia State University and spends his free time reading about philosophy, lifting weights, and hanging out with friends.

Trainings & Accomplishments:

  • Purple Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (under Diego Saraiva)
  • 4th Dan Black Belt, Taekwondo
  • 1st Degree Black Belt, Judo
  • Multiple time IBJJF Open Champion
  • Georgia State Taekwondo Champion
  • 2012 ATU National Champion
  • 2011 Yong-In University Presidential Cup Champion
  • 2010 South Carolina State Taekwondo Champion

Our Facilities

We are located inside Champions Taekwondo in the Kroger Shopping Center in Sugar Hill near the intersection of Cumming Hwy and Suwanee Dam Rd.

our Team

Our Family
Nova UniÃo

Diego has represented Team Nova União for over 20 years, and our academy is the Atlanta affiliate – Nova União Atlanta.  Nova União has an enduring history in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts.  As one of the most accomplished MMA teams in the world, it is the team of Jose Aldo, Renan Barão, Tales Leites, and Wagnney Fabiano.  Its Brazilian Jiu Jitsu history includes some of the most famous athletes in history: Vitor Shaolin, Robson Moura, Shaolin, Leo Santos, Bruno Bastos, and Marcio Andre.

In addition to its athletic successes, Nova União is famous for charitable contributions – especially by providing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in impoverished communities.  It is known for its friendly, familial atmosphere that prioritizes highly technical jiu jitsu instruction in a fun & encouraging setting.

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