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VERDE VALLEY BRAZILIAN JIU JITSUOUR MISSION HERE AT VERDE VALLEY BJJ IS THE PRESERVATION AND DISSEMINATION OF THIS MARTIAL ARTS FUNDAMENTALS. BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU, LIKE LIFE IN GENERAL, IS A JOURNEY FILLED WITH OBSTACLES WORTH NAVIGATING. IT’S A JOURNEY OF SELF DISCOVERY. VERDE VALLEY BJJ WAS ESTABLISHED TO SERVE AS A STARTING POINT TOWARDS EACH OF THOSE PERSONAL DISCOVERIES. YOU JUST NEED TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP. FOR SELF DEFENSE. FOR SPORT. FOR PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH. FOR LIFE..
Clay Wimer, Alaskan born Brown Belt under Professor Vellore Caballero, Easton BJJ, has an extreme focus on fundamentals and defensively responsible positioning. He has a background in MMA, having his first sanctioned fight in 2014. Although a back injury sidelined his MMA career, he found that he could compete at the highest levels of BJJ with deliberate attention to slow and precise movement. His current BJJ Competition record at Brown Belt is roughly 26-3
CLAY WIMER: BJJ INSTRUCTOR
MJ Keenan is a brown belt under Professor Luis Heredia, Maui Jiu Jitsu and started practicing this martial art in 1996 at Rickson Gracie’s Pico Academy Location in Los Angeles. MJ is member of the JJGF, and the Co-Founder of Verde Valley BJJ. World Class Multi Tasker, Merchant of Emotion, Winemaker, Curmudgeon, Armed Snowflake.
MJ KEENAN: VVBJJ CO-FOUNDER
Andrew lives in Rimrock, AZ, and has trained Jiu Jitsu since 2014. He is an original member of Verde Valley Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and obtained his blue and purple belts under Stefan Dahlstet, and his brown belt from Chris Burns.
ANDREW NOVAK: ADVANCED GI SPARRING
Jimmy, South Dakota born, is a blue belt under Amal Easton BJJ with an MMA background. He has over 8 years of experience competing in Boxing, Muay Thai, and No-Gi tournaments.
JAMES SHARKEY – : MUAY THAI & KICK BOXING.
Cole has been a Jerome resident for 10 years and a VVBJJ student for 4. He has Trained under Stefan Dahlstet, Chris Burns, & Nick Tsai.
JEFFREY 'Cole' VASQUEZ: KIDS & TEENS FUNDAMENTALS
Matt Reid is a Colorado Springs born black belt under Professor Amal Easton. Professor Reid began his Jiu Jitsu journey in 2009 and has been training ever since. His true passion is coaching, sharing his knowledge, and providing a modern and fresh perspective to others about the benefits of BJJ as it has helped him throughout his life. With a heavy focus in the techniques and finite details of BJJ, Reid has received multiple medals in IBJJF/F2W tournaments between 2012 and 2018, when he received his black belt, and has even trained multiple UFC fighters.
MATT REID: BJJ
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