Instructors

World Class Teaching Staff

Sim Go

Head Instructor, Owner

  • Black Belt
  • 2007 Abu Dhabi Veteran
  • 2006 Abu Dhabi North American Trials Champion
  • FILA World Team Runner Up
  • 14 Time Grapplers Quest Champion
  • Pan American Silver Medalist
  • 2008 No Gi World Championships Bronze Medalist
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at UNLV

Sonny Nohara

Jiu Jitsu Instructor

  • Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
  • 12x Grappler’s Quest Champion
  • 2011 Black Belt Las Vegas World Pro Trials Silver Medalist
  • 2009 Brown Belt Pan-Am Silver Medalist
  • 2008 Brown Belt No-Gi World Champion

Jerry Shapiro

Adult and Teens Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor

  • Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Pro MMA Fighter
  • 2X Amateur MMA Champion
  • Multiple time NAGA & Grapplers Quest Champion
  • AGGRO Submission Wrestling Champion
  • 2008 Southwest U S Grappling World Team Qualifier Champion
  • Tuff N Uff MMA Champion – 135lbs
  • Full Bred Pankration Champion

Rodrigo Gutierrez

Jiu Jitsu Instructor

  • Black Belt
  • 2015 Pan American Gold Medalist
  • 2015 Metamoris Challenger Semi-Finalist
  • 2015 TuffNUff Submission Only Grappling Exhibition Champion
  • 2015 Newbreed Ultimate Challenge 2x Gold Medalist
  • 2015 Newbreed Ultimate Challenge “Superfight” Champion
  • 2015 NAGA 2x Silver Medalist
  • 2014 Gracie World’s Gold Medalist
  • 2014 Five Grappling Gold Medalist
  • 2014 Abu Dhabi Pro Trials Bronze Medalist

Dave Bazan

Jiu Jitsu Instructor

  • Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
  • 2015 American National Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championship- Silver Medalist/ Black Belt, Master 3, Feather Divisio
  • 2015 American National Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship- Silver Medalist/ Black Belt, Master 3, Feather Division
  • 2015 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship- Gold Medalist/ Brown Belt, Master 3, Feather Division
  • 2014 Las Vegas Spring International Open Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship- Gold Medalist/ Brown Belt, Master 3, Feather Division
  • 2014 Las Vegas Summer International Open Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship- Gold Medalist/ Brown Belt, Master 3, Feather Division
  • 2014 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship- Bronze Medalist/ Brown Belt, Master 3, Feather Division
  • 2013 World Master Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship- Gold Medalist/ Brown Belt, Master 3, Feather Divison
  • 2013 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship- Bronze Medalist/ Brown Belt, Master 3, Feather Division
  • Multiple time gold medalist at Grapplers Quest UFC Fan Expo tournaments (Purple & Brown belt levels)
  • Multiple time gold/silver medalist NAGA Grappling Championships (Purple & Brown belt levels)

Joey Velasques

Kids Jiu Jitsu Instructor

  • Brown Belt
  • Physical Education Instructor for Clark County Schools
  • 2015 – Pan Am Bronze Medalist – Purple Belt
  • 2013 NAGA Gi and No Gi Champion
  • 2013 Grappling X Champion

Paul Kuvelis

Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

  • Black Belt
  • 2013 Pan Am Gold Medalist — Senior Brown Belt Division
  • 2012 Pan Am Silver Medalist – Senior Purple Belt Division
  • Multiple time NAGA & Grapplers Quest Medalist
  • Black Belt – Japanese Karate

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Derek Hinkey

Boxing Coach

  • 2004 western Olympic qualifier
  • 4 time Nevada Golden Glove Champion
  • 3 time Regional Champion
  • Amateur Record 132 wins 13 losses
  • Pro Record 9-2 (8 wins by KO)

Eddie Yagin

Kickboxing and Kids MMA Instructor

  • Former UFC Fighter
  • Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt
  • 3 x world MMA Champion
  • Hawaii open jiu jitsu Champion
  • Amateur kickboxing Champion
  • Amateur boxing Champion
  • 25 years martial arts experience