Instructors

JUSTIN “MACHINE” HOLDER

Head instructor Justin “Machine” Holder is a 3rd 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 2nd 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 purple belt under Professor Ralph Gracie. He started Jiu-Jitsu with Ralph in 2015 and develops member programming for adults and kids.

Darren has competed in IBJJF at World’s/Pans, JJWL, BJJ Tour, NAGA, Grappling Industries, and many others.

TIFFANY “CHAMOMILE” CHAN

Women’s Self Defense & Gracie Kids Instructor Tiffany Chan is a Blue Belt under Professor Ralph Gracie. She started Jiu-Jitsu with Ralph in 2016 and focuses on building our Women’s Self Defense program as well as handling our Administrative duties.