Brazilian/American Jiu Jitsu Head Instructor: 1995 Pan-American Champion and the 1st American Black Belt under the Machado Brothers. He places a strong emphasis on proper positioning and development of muscle memory. It is then up to the student to take everything they’ve learned and create his/her own unique style. Bob Bass offers Private Instruction, Semi-Private Instruction, and Group Classes in Jiu Jitsu and Self-Defense. Please call (310) 318-8960 to schedule your private lesson today! Mention you were referred by KELLY and receive a SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY DISCOUNT!!
Jiu Jitsu Instructor: Rick Williams is also known as a member of the “Dirty Dozen,” being one of the 1st Americans to receive a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. He is currently a 5th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Pan American Champion. He has over 15 years of freestyle wrestling and over 23 years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu experience. Rick teaches Gi and No Gi Jiu Jitsu and likes to emphasize the point system used in tournaments. He is a strong believer that the sport of Jiu Jitsu is constantly evolving and is therefore always creating and testing out new techniques.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor: Eddie currently holds a 1st degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Bob Bass. He is also the Head Coach of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at California State University Long Beach. Eddie focuses on competition style training.
Sean “The Destroyer” Loeffler
Head MMA Instructor: Sean “The Destroyer” Loeffler holds a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Bob Bass and currently fights in the UFC. He has fought in Bellator Fight Championships and has also competed successfully in wrestling and BJJ tournaments and is a 7-time Mixed Martial Arts Champion with a professional fight record of 25-5, as well as countless amateur boxing, muay thai, mma, and grappling fight experience. A martial artist since 5 years old, he is an innovative and skilled grappler with a motivating teaching style. Sean is the Head Instructor for our Mixed Martial Arts Program.
Kids Class Instructor: Rosaldo “Zol” Abastillas first became interested in the Martial Arts at the age of 15 when he took his first Judo Lesson under 4th Degree Black Belt Darian Stokes. In 2000, he began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under 3rd Degree Black Belt Anderson Goncalves at HBTC with Team Punishment and later moved with Anderson to Joe Moreira’s BJJ in Costa Mesa until 2003 when he took a break from the Martial Arts to pursue his interest in acting/stunts. Zol has been training with the South Bay Jiu Jitsu Family under Bob Bass & Rick Williams since September of 2009. Coach “Zol” is the Head Instructor of our Kids Classes.
Catch Wrestling/Grappling Instructor: Tony Hua has over 10 years of grappling and MMA experience which began at the University of Iowa where he practiced heavily in Freestyle Submission Wrestling. After graduating college Tony moved to Los Angeles to continue his training with Erik Paulson where he holds an Instructor Level 2 in CSW (Combat Submission Wrestling). He has also trained Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Rey Diogo, Pedro Silveria from Rio de Janeiro and currently Bob Bass with South Bay Jiu Jitsu. Tony holds a Brown Belt under Bob Bass in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Strength & Conditioning Instructor: The strength and conditioning class is taught by Blake Troop, a graduate of the Athletic Training program at Long Beach State University. Troop is a purple belt under the legendary Bob Bass and has been involved in mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over a decade. The strength and conditioning class is designed to improve the physical abilities of a professional fighter, a recreational Jiu Jitsu practitioner, and everyone in between. During this class, body weight exercises and sport specific motions will be used to improve: – grip strength – core strength – muscular endurance – rotator cuff function – mental toughness The exercises implemented during this class will improve your Jiu Jitsu game as well as reduce your risk of injury.Joel Villines
Muay Thai Instructor: Kru. Joel Villines offers instruction in Muay Thai, Boxing, self-defense, and fitness. He has taught Muay Thai and Boxing full time for over 12 years, and his clients have included Rodrigo Gracie, Andy Wang, Renato “Babalu” Sobral, and Alessio Sakara. Please contact Joel to schedule your private lesson (310) 251-1299.
Private Instructor: Todd Korving offers private instruction in Kali, Eskrima, Wing Chun, and much, much, more! Please contact Todd to schedule a private lesson (310) 227-7383.