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VERDE VALLEY BRAZILIAN JIU JITSUOur Mission here at Verde Valley Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the preservation and dissemination of the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Self Defense as developed and taught by Masters Helio and Rickson Gracie. Self Preservation in an unforeseen conflict is the goal. By building a solid foundation of Connection, Balance, Leverage, and Situational Awareness, we can give our students an advantage over an untrained opponent who may be larger and stronger.
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.
CHRIS BURNS: LEAD INSTRUCTOR
Chris Burns is a first degree black belt and specializes in Gracie Jiu Jitsu for self defense, based on Rickson Gracie's concept of connection and under the close guidance of his instructor Jason Roebig. Chris is a certified instructor in the Gracie Combatives, a member of the JJGF, and a representative for Axis Jiu Jitsu.
MJ Keenan is a brown belt under Professor Luis Heredia, Maui Jiu Jitsu, and specializes in Gracie Jiu Jitsu for self defense, based on Rickson Gracie's concept of connection. 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. He is currently training under our head instructor, Chris Burns.
ANDREW NOVAK: ADVANCED GI SPARRING
TIM RUIZ: MUAY THAI / KICKBOXING
Tim Ruiz was born and raised in the Verde Valley area and discovered his passion for martial arts when he became a father and began boxing for fitness. Determined to learn as much as he possibly could about the art of striking, he began training in Kickboxing and Muay Thai frequently, and eventually began entering professional competitions. Tim has experience in assisting his students in training and preparation for amateur and professional competitions, as well as helping his less competitive students achieve their health and fitness goals. Tim also practices Jiu Jitsu and a firm believer in Muay Thai and Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu as being necessary bases for MMA and Martial Arts in general as a necessary base to stay balanced and disciplined in life.
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