SPECIAL EVENTOpen House - SEP 30
Mount Maintenance Fundamentals Seminar - OCT 1
About Professor Eddie Fyvie:
3rd Degree Black Belt under Ricardo Almeida.
9-7 Professional MMA Fighter (Retired)
Gold Medalist 2009 Brown Belt Pan No-Gi Championship
Bronze Medalist 2009 Brown Belt World No-Gi Championship.
Over 13 years of teaching experience. Two time EBI veteran.
*Spaces for our Seminars are usually limited to 20 adults.
*Fees can vary per Event depending on the Professors and packages.
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VERDE VALLEY BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
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.
Jessie Jack Teague: BJJ Coach & VVBJJ Co-Founder
I've lived in the Verde Valley for most of my life. I am a life long martial artist. I received my black belt in Shotokan karate under the late Paul Smith in 1999. I received my purple belt in BJJ in 2017. I have two daughters that both train BJJ as well as my life partner and her two children for the last several years. This is all a very large part of my life.
MJ KEENAN: VVBJJ Co-Founder
Purple Belt Gracie Jiu Jitsu
World Class Multi Tasker,
Merchant of Emotion,
CHERIE COOPER: PILATES
I have been an instructor for various fitness modalities in the Verde Valley and surrounding areas for 10 years. The energy that comes with a room full of people inspires me to learn and lead. I seek out individuals with ever evolving fitness goals to unite and create an environment of support encouragement and sweat!
Victoria Alvanos: YOGA
I am a licensed bodyworker, herbalist, and a yoga teacher trained in the Kripalu tradition. I view yoga as a lifestyle which helps to bring strength, flexibility, and balance to the body, mind, and spirit.
SEAN STEWART: KIDS BJJ
I was born and raised in San Diego, CA.
I’ve lived in
Cottonwood for 12 years. I’ve been doing Brazilian jiu jitsu for 8 years and teaching classes for 3 years. I surf in my free time and have a 16 year old son, who is a jiu jitsu blue belt.
Andrew Radcliffe: BJJ
I'm originally from North Carolina and have been active in wrestling and martial arts for over ten years. I have a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu and have been teaching Adult BJJ classes for three years.
ARIN THRINE: YOGA
Arin has been teaching yoga for the last 16 years and practicing massage for the last 9. Over this time she has witnessed the power of both to create lasting, positive change in people's lives. Arin is committed to sharing her knowledge and tools in a safe, practical and accessible way with lightness and humor.
ROB BURSON: JUDO
Rob Burson has a brown belt in Judo, and has studied a variety of martial arts for over 30 years.
JANA VALENTINE: KIDS BJJ
We will be practicing drills, technique, sparring, fundamentals, a variety of training. My class is appropriate for boys and girls, ages 4-14.
KEVIN WILL: JUDO
I started playing Judo at 18 with Sensei Jack Krystek Snr, at Krystek Judo in Queens, NY. I played Judo under Sensei Krystek and Sensei Shiina (St.Johns University Judo Club) until being promoted to Black Belt by Sensei Krystek after 7 years of practice. I am excited to help grow the Judo community in the Verde Valley!
MICHAEL HOET: KICKBOXING
With almost 15 years in competition, it felt natural to me to become a trainer and share my knowledge, skills, and experience with others. I transformed full contact and kick boxing into a softer discipline of flexibility and self defense training. As a trainer, I am motivated to give classes in the traditional way as well as in the transformed way to fit everyone's goals.
NICK TSAI: BJJ INSTRUCTOR
HENRY AKINS: BJJ
Henry Akins- The majority of our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu curriculum comes to us from the Rickson Gracie lineage. Currently we are in the process of finalizing an affiliation with Henry Akins, Hidden Jiu Jitsu, 3rd degree Black Belt under Rickson.