Meet The Team
Our team is made up of bright and like-minded individuals, who have come together to explore endless possibilities. We come from a variety of different fields and technical backgrounds, yet our passion for Tango Kilo Mike ties us all together. Check out the people who make Tango Kilo Mike the amazing charity it truly is.
We all have direct or indirect experience of veteran life, suicide prevention or the pressures on emergency responders. We know how hard it is, what works, and what doesn't.
Jesse "Mr Ronin" Puata
Mr Ronin is the head coach of New Plymouth MMA and a fervent supporter of activity that enables wellbeing in people. He holds a brown belt in BJJ and other ranks in other martial arts.
Owner and head instructor Bush BJJ
Brennan and the team at Bush BJJ Whangarei have been supporters of TKM from day one, and are a constant source of humour and technical knowledge for both martial arts and mental health.
Pedro Pacheco Fernandes
Head instructor - Tukaha BJJ
Pedro and the team at Tukaha have been supporters of TKM from day one, and arguably provide some of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in New Zealand.