An Arizona native, Jose grew up playing all kinds of sports. Wrestling in high school it was a natural transition to Brizilian Jiu Jitsu in 2008. He than found himself addicted and began competing at every opportunity he could. Jose has won many local and national level Jiujitsu tournaments and continues to complete today. He is currently a brown belt under the banner of Arizona BJJ pioneer Gustavo Dantas. Jose has eight years experience teaching BJJ to both children and adults, and enjoys sharing the love of the gentle art with others. His favorite thing about BJJ is while it is a great form of fitness, the friend you make cultivated by being on the mats is like no other.