Instructors

Jesse Hernandez

“Tartaruga”


– Judo Experience –
Coach Jesse has been practicing Judo since 1993. He is currently ranked a USA Judo Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt, and has been a USA Judo Certified Coach since 2012.
– Brazilian jiu-jitsu Experience –
Coach Jesse has been practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu across the nation since 1995. He is currently ranked as a BJJ Black Belt.
– Blue Belt, Rickson Gracie (Rickson Gracie Acacdemy, CA)
– Purple Belt, Daniel Montanna (Gracie Barra Academy)
– Purple Belt w/ Stripes, Steve Hannah (Pedro Sauer Black Belt)
– Brown Belt, Dustin Denes (Dustin Dennes BJJ Academy, FL)
– Black Belt, Dustin Denes (Jigoro Kano > Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Marus Silveira > Dustin Denes > Jesse Hernandez)
– Affiliations –
USA Judo
Dustin Denes Chop Certified

Bret Holder

“The Hammer”

– Judo Experience –
Coach Bret is currently ranked a USA Judo, 2nd Degree Black Belt, Nidan 2017, Shodan 2006. He is a strong supporter of the USA Judo curriculum and passing the knowledge along to others.
– Brazilian jiu-jitsu Experience –
Coach Bret is currently ranked as a BJJ Blue Belt under Jesse Hernandez.
– Military Experience –
Retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant 1993-2015
Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Black Belt – 2013
Army Commendation – 2013
Navy & Marine Commendation – Afghanistan, 2013
Reconnaissance Marine Combat Action Ribbon – Iraq, 2003.