Instructors

Jairon Katz

Jairon Katz (Coach Danger) is a Tae kwon do black belt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt! With just over 15 years of  nogi and MMA experience he coaches our striking and MMA classes. 14 years in public safety (police/fire) make him a great coach for our students in law enforcement and military positions.  He loves competing and helping others with their competitive goals and strategies. 

Joe Lutrario

Joe's bio here

Professor Elizabeth Opas

Kenneth Moody

Kent Moody – Purple Belt Kioto BJJ ​Kent Moody  manages the kids’ program at Universal.  The program was developed for children ages 7-16 and focuses on bjj, wrestling and self-defense.  Our goal is to create champions on and off the mat.  We focus on the values of focus, discipline, and respect.    The program is built on the principles of positive feedback and controlled order.  We want our students to be confident in themselves, but also have respect for others and authority. The atmosphere in the kids’ class is fun.  We develop jiujitsu skills by playing games and having controlled competitions.  The program focuses on the fundamentals of bjj that will serve the children best in competition and incorporates basic self-defense scenarios to help prepare our students for the outside world. ​

Julia Hargis

Julia is the coach for the youngest group of BJJ trainees at Universal, and the wife to Coach Kent.  She has been training since June of 2017 and earned her blue belt in December of 2018.  She is known as "The Honey Badger" because even though most of the people she trains with are twice her size, she faces them head on without question.  She takes this spirit into the kids class and gives them confidence to face their fears and to be strong.  Tiny is mighty.  
 
This class is open to ages 3-6.  They learn very basic jiu jitsu techniques and self defense.  It prepares them to be able to enter the next level class with ease and confidence.  The class is 30 minutes long and uses positive reinforcement, games, and repetition. It has a fun environment to keep the children engaged and interested.  
 
 
 
 
 

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