Instructors

 
 
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Kevin Lewis 

Black Belt 2nd Degree

Owner and Head BJJ Instructor

Coach Kevin began his martial arts journey in 2000 under Marc Hagebusch (3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt) at Texarkana Jiu-Jitsu in Texarkana, Texas.  Promoted to the rank of Black Belt in 2010 he was awarded his 2nd Degree in 2016 by Denilson Pimenta.  

Coach Kevin spent 8 years with he Air Force Reserve as a Medic and over 12 years working as a Police Officer in Texarkana, Texas and most recently Grand Junction, Colorado before deciding to run the Grand Valley BJJ full time. 

In the 10 plus years training at Texarkana Jiu-Jitsu,  Coach Kevin assisted in teaching the Adult and Kids Classes at Texarkana Jiu-Jitsu.  In 2013 he and his family moved to Grand Junction.  Coach Kevin has competed successfully in MMA as well as grappling competitions and has a extensive background in teaching Police Officers Survival Tactics.

Coach Kevin's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lineage

Kevin Lewis - Marc Hagebusch - Allen Mohler -  Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti - Rolls Gracie - Helio Gracie - Carlos Gracie Sr. - Mitsuo "Count Koma" Maeda


Cameron Thurgood

BJJ Brown Belt / Bang Muay Thai Blue Shirt

Head Bang Muay Thai Instructor / Ass. BJJ Instructor

Coach Cameron began his training specifically for MMA in 2006 building a successful MMA career and winning 3 different amateur titles in 2 different weight classes.  In 2010 he began training BJJ and received his Blue belt in 2011 from Coach Matt Busker (Gracie Barra).  In February of 2018 Coach Cameron received his Brown belt from Coach Kevin.  In  He is a very active BJJ/MMA competitor and is the head BMT Kickboxing Coach at GVBJJ.

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Assistant BJJ Coaches

Rob Eickhoff BJJ Black Belt

Al Sier BJJ Black Belt

Angela Lynch BJJ Purple Belt

James Wilson BJJ Purple Belt

Amelia Watson BJJ Blue Belt

Assistant Bang Muay Thai Coaches

Hailee Whemple BJJ Blue Belt/BMT Orange Belt

Tyler Veatch BMT Orange Belt