Professor Eddie has been training jiu jitsu since 1999. Initially, he started his martial arts journey at the age of 14 practicing the art of Judo in which he earned his black belt. During his judo career, he also studied Isshin-Ryu Karate. Professor Eddie eventually found Muay Thai in which he was able to incorporate this into his vast knowledge of the arts. It wasn't until 1999 that he was introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In 2017, nearly 18 years after starting his jiu jitsu journey, Professor Eddie was awarded his black belt by Professor Paul Nava (founder of Ares Arizona BJJ).
Gio is a purple belt in brazilian jiu jitsu under Professor Eddie. Gio currently coaches the nogi fundamentals classes. He is one of the most active competitors at the academy.
3x NAGA medalist
Duel for Domination Division and Absolute winner
2017 Warrior Challenge finalist
2017 Mat2Win Superfight winner
2018 Gracie Worlds Silver Medalist
2018 Five Grappling Gold Medalist
2018 IBJJF World No-Gi Masters 1 Silver Medalist
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