Meet Our Instructors
Alex is a brown belt under Lapel Arts, originally passionate about NoGi, but after intensive training with Lucas for years, he has developed a solid knowledge both in Gi and NoGi. He is a great instructor and athlete and often represents the team in local tournaments, lately scoring a gold in the AVA Pro division and many more wins! Catch his classes on Mondays and Thursdays evenings.
Zoe is a brown belt under Lapel Arts and the talented artist that decorates our gym with her Jiu Jitsu paintings and prints. Her passion for the sport is clear in her art and on the mats and is inspiring for everyone. Zoe is part of our Kids Program together with instructor Pauline and leading the classes on Saturdays. She is also part of, and substitute teacher for the Women’s only program.
Casey is a brown belt dedicated practitioner in both Gi and NoGi, experienced also in Muay Thai, yoga and physical training. His knowledge of the body and movements plus the extra time he takes to study the best athletes out there gives a lot of value to his teaching. Plus he is a cool actor! Catch his NoGi classes every Thursday at 12pm.
Will is a brown belt under Lapel Arts and experienced practitioner that stands out for his teaching skills. He does an amazing job tailoring for both beginners and advanced students, with a lot of patience and great Jiu Jitsu knowledge. He has collected some golds of his own in the local tournaments through the years. Instructor Will is in charge of our early 7am classes.
Ryu is a Jiu Jitsu purple belt under Lapel Arts and an olympian wrestler in Japan. His wrestling background has awarded him amazing results in the local competitions against more expirienced bjj athletes, including a silver medal at the ADCC Vancouver Open in 2023. Ryu is in charge of the wrestling drills classes every Tuesday and Thursdays.
Brandon is a purple belt under Lapel Arts and a Gi/NoGi competitor for our team. His charisma and positive attitude towards learning and helping others make him a passionate instructor. His great character contributes to the amazing gym athmosphere we cultivate. Catch his classes on Thursdays and Friday evenings.