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North Side Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Where Belts Are Earned & Champions Are Made!

North Side Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Adult Instructors

We are here to make you better! Be a part of our TEAM!

Main Instructors:
Santos Rene Rivera (Brown Belt III) - Day Classes
 Professor Sean Alexander Huff (Black Belt) - Evening Classes
Justin Rascon (Pro MMA/ Purple Belt I) - Early Morning Classes

Paul Leon Nava


5'10 190lbs


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt II (ARES BJJ)


Paul is a SEVEN time IBJJF Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion


Paul has also Won Gold at the Pan American Games and the IBJJF National Championships

Sean Alexander Huff 
(NSBJJ Head Instructor)
  • 5'8 180lbs
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt  (Paul Nava) 04 - 
  • Judo Black Belt                   (Steve Owen) 98 - 04
  • Jujitsu Black Belt                 (Andrew Fickett) 98 - 

  • USAF Special Ops Head Combatives Instructor DMAFB
  • Arizona State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion at Brown Belt 16,
  • at Purple Belt 11, at Blue Belt 09

  • MMA & International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match experience
  • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Certified Trainer
  • ISSA Professional Trainer
  • Evolution Kettle Bell Certified
  • Periodization Training for Tri Athletes
  • Strength & Conditioning for the Combat Athlete
  
Salpointe Catholic & University of Arizona Alumni
Brian "Death Machine" Ogule

  • 6'1 180lbs

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt (Pedro Sauer)

Brian Ogule brings a wealth of Knowledge including a Silver Medal at the Pan American Games as a Blue Belt. 

AZSBJJF Gold Medals at Brown Belt & Black Belt





Dusty Alexander


6'3 290lbs


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt  I  (Pedro Sauer)


A life long martial artist Dusty is the owner of many Black Belts. At one time Dusty moved to Brazil to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu full time. Dusty teaches the kids classes at North Side.

Santos Rene Rivera

5'9 135lbs


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt

2017 Abu Daubi World Grand Slam Bronze Medalist 121 Brown

2016 Abu Dabui Grand Slam No-Gi Gold Medalist 130lbs Brown

2016 AZBJJF International Open Gold Medalist 141lbs Purple

2016 IBJJF San Jose Open Gold Medalist Purple Rooster

2015 IBJJF NO-GI World Champion Purple Adult Rooster

2015 AZSBJJF SW Classic Purple Belt Adult 141lb Gold Medalist

2015 IBJJF Pan American Silver Medalist at Purple 127lbs

2015 IBJJF LV Summer Open Silver Medalist at Purple 141lbs

2015 IBJJF LV Spring Open Gold Medalist at Purple 141lbs
2015 AZSBJJF AZ Open Gold Medalist at Purple 127lbs
2014 SJJIF Worlds Silver Medalist at Purple 127lbs
2014 IBJJF National Championship Silver Medalist at Blue 127lbs


AZ HS Wrestling State Champion 112lbs Marana HS, Marana AZ

Aaron Stamps

  • 6'4 220lbs.

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt II

Aaron is a rare blend of size and skill. He brings a fast-paced Jiu-Jitsu game full of deception and positioning.


He is one of the few big guys around with the game of a small man.


Mike Melki

5'9 150lbs

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt (University of Jiu-Jitsu)
 
2015 IBJJF NO-GI World Champion at Brown 154 M1

2015 IBJJF Summer LV Open Gold Medal at Brown 154 & Silver Medal in the Brown Open Class

2014 IBJJF Vegas Open Champion at Purple

2014 Master-Senior Worlds Bronze Medal at Brown 154lbs


Over 150 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Matches

4-1 MMA Record


Matt "Skillz" Ketterer
 
  6'1 200lbs

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt I

  • 2012 AZ State and Absolute Purple Champion

  • The nickname speaks for itself

  • Matt plays a very tight game offering his opponent little space to escape. 
  • Matt's favorite submissions are the arm-triangle and the Bread Cutter choke.

Justin Rascon


5'9 140lbs


Purple Belt I


A life long wrestler who even wrestled in college Justin brings a different set of skills with him in edition to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Justin is also an Professional  MMA fighter with a record of 2-2 as a professional and 7-0 as an amateur.  Justin has a very imposing top game and always works towards a submission victory.