Instructors

Cobra Kai Instructors


Simpson Go

  • Jiu-Jitsu Head Instructor
  • 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

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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Rodrigo Gutierrez

  • Jiu-Jitsu Instructor
  • Black Belt
  • 2015 Pan American Champion – Brown Belt
  • 2014 Gracie World’s Champion – Brown Belt
  • 2014 Five Grappling Champion – Brown Belt
  • 2014 Abu Dhabi Pro Trials Bronze Medalist – Brown Belt
  • 6x Grapplers Quest Gold Medal Medalist
  • 2x NAGA Gold Medalist
  • Consistently placing in competitions since 2008

Joey Velasques

  • Kids Jiu Jitsu Instructor
  • Jiu-Jitsu 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
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Sean Spees

  • Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • RKC – Russian Kettlebell Challenge Certified Instructor
  • FMS – Functional Movement Screen Certified Levels 1 & 2
  • NASM CPT
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • NSCA CPT
  • MMA Conditioning Coach certification through MMACA
  • BJJ purple belt
  • Amateur boxing competitor
  • Black belt Japanese full contact karate
  • Winner of multiple competitions including Masters Nationals in Arizona and NASA Western Powerlifting Western State Nationals

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)

Jerry Shapiro

  • Adult and Teens Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor
  • Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
  • 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
Cobra Kai Jiu Jitsu: Jerry Shapiro, MMA Instructor

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  • Muay Thai Instructor
  • Black Belt Kajukenbo
  • Pro Kickboxing 18-4 18 (K.O.)
  • Pro MMA 3-2
  • Amateur boxing record 108-16
  • Amateur Kickboxing 13-0 (13 K.O.)
  • 2004 All-Army Boxing Champion
  • 2001 U.S. National Ranked #5 U.S.A.
  • 2001 Regional Champion
  • 2001 Hawaii State Champion USA Boxing
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