Meet the leadership of our School, teachers and fellow students who are committed to guiding and challenging along your path in Jiu Jitsu.
EDJ SCHOOL OF JIU JITSU BLACK BELTS
Juan Pablo Garcia, 3rd Degree Black Belt, 2011, Daniel De Lima & Carlos Gracie Jr.
Derek Nakawaga, 3rd Degree Black Belt, 2011, Carlos Gracie Jr.
Rocky Ramirez, 2nd Degree Black Belt, 2016
Diogenes Ruiz, 1st Degree Black Belt, 2017
Xavier Torres, 1st Degree Black Belt, 2018
Jason Howells, 1st Degree Black Belt, 2019
Fabian Soto, Black Belt, 2020
Kimberly Pruyssers, Black Belt, 2020
Bryan Tamayo, Black Belt, 2021
Jair Rojas, Black Belt, 2021
Sarah Cunningham, Black Belt, 2023
Chase Emener, Black Belt, 2023
Pedro Duran, Black Belt, 2023
EDJ SCHOOL OF JIU JITSU CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS
To maintain the integrity and focus on safety in our Schools all of our instructors are certified. The Instructor Development Program (IDP) is available year-round. If you are an EDJ Team Member and want to become a certified instructor you can sign up and register for the IDP message Professor Juan Pablo Garcia HERE to learn when the next course will be.
Additionally, our instructors are all required to be CPR/Basic First Aid certified, and starting in 2024 all Instructors will be
required to finish the IBJJF RULES SEMINAR online or in person.
Daniel Bohn, Germany
Ashley Marquez, CA
Ava Groves, CA
Bryan Caceres, CA
Camila Valdés Pacheco, Chile
Celeste Carvajal, CA
Devin Moreno, Ca
Diego Peña Ventura, Chile
Ryan Hall, CA
Mauricio Reyes, Chile
Maria Jesus Rojas, Chile
Henry Soto, Chile
Julian Quiceno, Chile
Cristobal Gómez, Chile
Ryan Hall, CA
Kimberly Bowser, CA. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Jorge Bravo, Chile
Jorge Luis Arispe, CA
Amanda Bennett, CA
Joe Carroll, CA
Mario Sanchez, FL
Sarah Cunningham, CA
Chris Corros, CA
Juan Pablo Garcia
EDJ School of Jiu-Jitsu HQ Founder & Head Professor
To me, Black belt was a dream since I was a Kid. Achieving my black belt was one of the proudest moments of my life, Teaching Jiu-Jitsu and having my school has always been my goal.
- Professor JP Garcia on his BJJ Journey
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