I met Christian through Ryan Hall. He invited me to visit his academy in New York City. When you think of BJJ in Manhattan, it probably brings to your mind big names like Renzo Gracie, Marcelo Garcia and Vitor Shaolin and I am sure those are all great places to train, but Christian Montes has made a name for himself, his school and his team.
His academy has a great atmosphere of family and friends that is exactly what Martial Art is about, no doubt a great option to train in NYC.
Christian and I are close friends and I love to train with him, both in Rio (when he visits) and in NY when he invites me over to his academy. He is currently holding a degree of Brown Belt in BJJ.