Team: Proper

Date of Birth: May 1, 1986

Style: Shotokan Karate Do

Specialty: Point Fighting

Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela

Location: Miami, FL

Experience: 25 Years

Leagues: NASKA, WKC, WAKO

Brayan Rodriguez is a talented and well-respected point fighter from Venezuela who currently fights out of Miami, Florida. He is an all-around solid fighter and is always a contender to win the overall grand championship. His talents have earned him four NASKA world championships and a WKC world title. Rodriguez also finished in the top four at the 2020 Irish Open in the -94kg division.

He serves as the anchor for Team Proper in the team fighting division, helping the team become a consistent threat to claim the title at many NASKA tournaments. He frequently trains with Damian Rodriguez and other Miami-area fighters at Millennium Martial Arts Academy, in addition to being the head instructor at IKK USA.

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