OUR 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..
Get To Know Our World Class Instructors
HEAD BJJ INSTRUCTOR
Professor Clay Wimer, Alaskan born Black Belt under Professor Vellore Caballero, 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.
MJ Keenan is a brown belt under Professor Luis Heredia, Muai Jiu Jitsu and started practicing this martial art in 1996 at Rickson Gracie’s Pico Academy Location in Los Angeles. MJ is a member of the JJGF, and the Co-Founder of Verde Valley BJJ. World Class Multi Tasker, Merchant of Emotion, Winemaker, Curmudgeon, Armed Snowflake.
KIDS & TEENS FUNDAMENTALS
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.
MUAY THAI & KICKBOXING
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.