Instructors/ Staff

Danny Richards

Head Black Belt Instructor

Fabricio Werdum, Danny Richards,lyoto machida and Kenny Johnson Training at The Werdum Combat Team School in Venice CA

Fabricio Werdum, Danny Richards, Lyoto Machida, and Kenny Johnson Training at The Werdum Combat Team School in Venice CA

  • 17 years experience in Brazilian Jiu JItsu
  •  Blackbelt 2nd Dan
  • IBJJF Recognized Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt
  • IBJJF World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor 2012-17
  • 2017 IBJJF Pan American Adult Blackbelt Competitor
  • 2017 IBJJF New York Spring International open Adult Blackbelt 3rd
  • 2017 IBJJF Dallas Spring international open Adult Blackbelt 2nd
  • IBJJF Pan American Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt 3rd place 2007
  • 2X Grapplers Quest NoGi Advanced Division Champion 2004-07
  • 2X Grapplers Quest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion Blue, Purple 2004-07
  • 3X RMBJJF State Champion White, Blue, Purple 2004-07
  • 4X Fight to win Gi NoGi Champion and Absolute Runner up 2004-07
  • 22 years experience in Wrestling
  • National and Colorado State Titles in Greco Roman Wrestling
  • Multiple titles folk style and Freestyle Wrestling


 Chris Connell

Blackbelt Instructor

Chris Connel

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt 1st Dan

Head NoGi instructor

13 years experience in MMA, grappling and BJJ


Roger Vigil

Blackbelt Instructor


Roger Vigil

 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt instructor

6 years experience teaching

  Justin Tanke

Head Striking Instructor

Justin Tanke (Center)

Justin Tanke (Center)

Active MMA Fighter
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt
Fight Show Veteran of Sparta Combat, No Mercy Extreme , Kickdown MMA
Striking Pad Work Expert



Adam Hayes

Striking Instructor

Business Manager


Active MMA Fighter

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Bluebelt


 Jess Wriedt

Head Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Jess Wriedt Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor

BJJ Purple Belt

College School Honors Student

Ryan Preciado

Kids Class Instructor


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt

College Honors Student

Nathan Kemp

Kids Class Instructor


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Bluebelt

Active MMA Fighter

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