Instructors

JUSTIN “MACHINE” HOLDER

Head instructor Justin “Machine” Holder is a 2nd degree black belt under Professor Ralph Gracie.  He started jiu jitsu with Ralph in 2001 after competing as a power weight lifter.  Machine has a reputation for being a technician in execution with an encyclopedic knowledge of the gentle art of jiu jitsu.  Machine is also available for scheduling private lessons.  

DORIAN CARTWRIGHT

Instructor and general manager Dorian Cartwright is a 1st degree black belt under Professor Ralph Gracie.  He started jiu jitsu with Ralph in 2003 and focuses on competition.  
– IBJJF World Championship competitor
– 3x IBJJF Pan Ams medalist
– 2x US Open medalist
– Charles Gracie Lake Tahoe Open champion

DARREN “CHEF” OGASAWARA

Assistant instructor and assistant manager Darren Ogasawara is a blue belt under Professor Ralph Gracie. He started with Ralph in 2015 and develops member programming for adult and kids.