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Meet Our Professors

Professor Nelson Willis is a Rigan Machado black belt. He has over 30 years of grappling experience (Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu). He is also a licensed psychotherapist with nearly 20 years of experience.  His whole life has been dedicated towards helping others grow, overcome adversity and learn the strategies to living a fulfilling life. He combines his knowledge of how the mind-body connection works and his knowledge of grappling to assist his students to achieve whatever goals they set for themselves. He strongly believes that jiu-jitsu can be whatever you want it to be in your life: a martial art, a sport, self-defense, a way to workout, or a way to connect to other like-minded people. He believes no matter what jiu-jitsu is to you, it has the potential of significantly improving your life.

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