About Us

Comet's staff are seasoned experts with a wealth of experience.
Travis has black belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Isshinryu karate, and blue belts in Modern Arnis and Iwama-Ryu Aikido.  Travis has over 17 years of BJJ experience along with having wrestled in Jr. High, High, and at the Div 3 collegiate level.
Sean was a former D1 football player with previous martial arts experience in Taekwondo, Hapkido, Akido, Judo, Muay Thai and has been on the mats in BJJ for 5+ years.
Both of the Comet principals are family men and professionals.  They are ready to work with you and be realistic and understanding of your schedule and life goals in order to put your fitness and skill where you want it.


Partial competition results
(tournament) - (division/absolute)
Black belt:
2017 IBJJF NY Open gold/gold
2015 IBJJF Pan No-Gi - silver/gold
Brown belt:
2013 IBJJF NY Open - gold/bronze
2012 IBJJF Master/Senior Worlds - bronze/
2012 IBJJF Pan No-Gi - gold/gold
Purple belt:
2011 Copa Nova - /gold
2010 US Grappling Mechanicsville - /bronze
Travis McIlvenna
Head BJJ instructor for Comet MMA
Black belt under the world-renowned Paulao Rezende of Pocos de Caldas, MG, Brazil
Partial competition results
(tournament) - (division/absolute)
Blue Belt
2017 IBJJF NY Open - gold/gold

White belt
2014 Copa Nova - gold/gold
2013 Copa Nova - silver/silver

Sean Hailey
Assistant BJJ instructor for Comet MMA
BJJ Purple belt