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Who is Flip Awesome Aguilera?

Flip at Valente Brothers HQ in Miami, Fl

As a student of the Self Defense Academy You may have asked yourself "who is this Flip guy, and is his middle name really Awesome?" Well, here's a brief look into Flip Awesome Aguilera. Your head instructor at the Self Defense Academy of Colorado Springs.

Meet Flip Awesome Aguilera, Yes his middle name literally is AWESOME, but as he says "It's a responsibility to live up to." Founder and head instructor of Self Defense Academy COS, Flip brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our Jujutsu community. With a passion for holistic health and a dedication to lifelong learning, Flip has been educating and supporting clients of all ages since 2000.


A proud alumni of the prestigious University of Miami, Flip earned his certificate in Sports Coaching, setting the foundation for his journey in fitness and wellness. He holds certifications as an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, a Precision Nutrition Health Coach, and a licensed Chek Holistic Lifestyle Coach, reflecting his commitment to comprehensive and individualized approaches to health and well-being.


Throughout his career, Flip has demonstrated versatility and excellence in various fitness disciplines. From teaching group fitness classes encompassing children's gymnastics, yoga, boot camp, and cycling to serving as a personal trainer to the stars.Check out this video of Flip training A-List Actress Kate Del Castillo for a role she was filming while in Miami. Flip's curiosity to conitnue learning knows no bounds. Flip's passion for movement extends beyond the gym, as evidenced by his achievements in ballroom & latin dancing events, bodybuilding competitions (earning 3rd place), and consistently ranking in the top 10% in mountain bike races, obstacle races, tri-athlons and marathons.

In 2019, Flip discovered his newest passion: Jujutsu. Instantly captivated by the art's blend of technique, strategy, and philosophy, Flip integrated Jujutsu into his personal routine, sparking a newfound dedication to its practice and principles.

Driven by a desire to create a Jujutsu community reflective of the values instilled by his mentors the Valente Brothers, Flip embarked on a journey to Colorado Springs with his wife. Inspired by the teachings of the Valente Brothers in his hometown of Miami, Flip sought to establish a school that embodied their ethos of excellence, integrity, and inclusivity. Encouraged by the Valente Brothers, who recognized his passion and potential, Flip took the leap and founded Self Defense Academy COS, inviting others to join in on this remarkable journey of growth and exploration.

At Self Defense Academy COS, you'll find more than just a place to train – you'll become part of a supportive and dynamic community committed to personal development and empowerment. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a complete beginner, Flip and the team are here to guide you every step of the way. If you're looking for Self Defense classes in Colorado Springs. Your search ends here. YOU Are Worth Defending!


Thought of the moment:

"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things." - Anonymous

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