Professor Justin Tevis began American Freestyle Wrestling at the age of 3 and has been actively competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 10 years. He earned his Gracie BJJ Black Belt in 2015. Professor Justin has won 4x IBJJF American National Championships and 5x IBJJF World Championship Silver Medals! When he’s not at the Dojo, you can find Professor Justin surfing, snowboarding, barbecuing, or spending time with his tuxedo cat, Amelia and puggle, Sunny Bono.Read More
“Coach Seth and Professor Justin manage to teach Jiu-Jitsu in a way that's informative, challenging, and fun. The instructors have been doing it a long time and still actively compete! The other students are safe partners. I'd recommend this program to anyone who has been interested in learning jiu-jitsu.”
- Christian S.
Coach Seth Hopkins has a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Joao Cunha, Clube de Jiu-Jitsu Pitbull, Grandmaster Bitta Lima. Coach Seth has trained as a mixed martial artist for 30 years, earning his Black Belt in Kenpo Karate, and studying a multitude of other disciplines such as Boxing, Muay Thai, and Kenjitsu. When he’s not on the mat, Coach Seth loves to be at the beach with his wife and two kids.Read More
“If you like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, this is the place in Santa Barbara to train! There is such a good vibe (there’s not a meat head in the house!). They are alllll about respect. Professor Justin is a badass black belt who is tough as nails and has an incredible BJJ game and he actually cares about his students, which is hard to find these days. The mats are clean, the prices are fair, and we drive all the way from UCSB - and it’s so worth it.”
- Jolie C.
“You aren't joining a gym - you are becoming part of the family. The other people who work out there are SO friendly - there is no intimidation or attitude here! Sometimes the start of class includes quick introductions to folks you haven't met before!”
- Kimberly Y.