670 S Frontage Rd. Unit D, Nipomo, California 93444

Jeffery Martinez, Martial Arts Instructor

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Jeffery Martinez

With over a quarter-century of deep-rooted commitment to martial arts, Sensei/Coach Jeff Martinez brings to the fore a rare blend of traditional martial arts wisdom, combat-tested experience, and a continuous zest for learning.
Jeff is more than a seasoned martial artist.

He's a U.S. Army Combat Veteran, having served with distinction in Afghanistan (2012) as part of the renowned 82nd Airborne Division. His role as a 13F Forward Observer is a testament to his dedication and valor.

Delving deep into the world of Keichu-Do Karate/Ju-Jutsu, Jeff achieved the prestigious 6th-degree Black Belt. He trained diligently under legends like the late Soke Karl W Marx (10th Dan) and Grandmaster Eldridge Conley (9th Dan).
His pursuit of martial knowledge also led him to the mats of Five Cities Judo Club in 1998, where he cross trained under Judo Olympian Sensei Mario Rubio. His hard work bore fruit when he eventually earning his Shodan Black Belt in Judo, thanks to guidance from Sensei Paulo Augusto.

As a Black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu® under Ryron and Rener Gracie, Jeff has left no stone unturned. He runs a Gracie Certified Training Center, showcasing his commitment to the art. His frequent visits to the famed Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy (presently now Gracie University HQ) in Torrance, CA, have allowed him to train under a plethora of Gracie legends, from Grand Master Rorion Gracie, Rener Gracie, Ryron Gracie and more. 2021 was particularly notable as Jeff earned his certification for level 1 Gracie Survival Tactics® and later assisted with GST level 2.

Jeff's learning saga is dotted with seminars from Jiu-Jitsu's crème de la crème, including Master Rickson Gracie, UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie, Professor Demian Maia, and many others, reflecting his insatiable appetite for martial wisdom.

During his tenure at Fort Bragg (renamed to Fort Liberty), NC, Jeff delved deeper into Gracie Jiu-Jitsu®, training under Professor Roy Marsh, a distinguished Royce Gracie Black Belt. He further fortified his combative skills by completing U.S. Army Combatives School certifications for Levels 1 and 2 in 2014.

Outside the dojo, Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Business Management from La Verne University.

Since 2016, the community of Nipomo, CA, has benefited from Jeff's expertise as he's been mentoring and training enthusiasts at his Jiu-Jitsu Academy.

For those eager to learn, train, and grow in the realm of martial arts, there’s no better mentor than Sensei/Coach Jeff Martinez. Join him and embark on a transformative martial journey.

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