Coach Jeff Martinez Kids Martial Arts Instructor

Coach Jeff Martinez

Classes are taught and facilitated by Sensei/Coach Jeff Martinez who has over 20 years of combined martial arts experience. A proud U.S. Army Combat Veteran (Afghanistan 2012) with the 82nd Airborne Divison. He holds a 5th degree Black Belt in Keichu-Do Karate and Classical Ju-Jitsu under both the late Soke Karl W Marx 10th Dan and Grandmaster Eldridge Conley 8th Dan. In addition he's a Brown Belt in Judo (under Mario Rubio former Olympic Judoka who founded Five Cities Judo Club now Central Coast Judo with Sensei Kenneth John Guge III)

Jeff currently holds a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Sensei/ Professsor Chris Ruiz a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt (Under San Diego Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; Sensei Paulo Fernando, 6th Dan Judo, 5th Dan Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). Aside from these accomplishments Jeff has cross trained under Rener and Ryron Gracie at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance CA to expand on his understanding of the Gracie Combatives curriculum. Although a Blue Belt at the time, he tested live and achieved their official Blue belt through their strict standards and guidelines. Continuing his education with the best, Jeff has attended seminars under Grand Master Rickson Gracie, Professor Henry Akins, Rener Gracie, Grand Master Francisco Mansor, Master Joe Moriera, Master Chris Haueter and Professor Roy Marsh.

Lastly, during his time stationed at Fort Bragg NC, Jeff studied Gracie Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Roy Marsh (Royce Gracie Black Belt) and while there completed certification from U.S Army Combatives School for Level 1, and 2 in 2014.


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