Coach Matt - Age 39 years old, Born and Raised in Whitmore Village, Hawaii. He started training in the Art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Robert Drysdale in 2002 and along the way, found his passion in instructing. He took on the Kids program at Drysdale's as Head Coach of the Kids Program. Under his instruction as a Team in Las Vegas, children from ages 5years old to 17years old have held titles due to their hard work and dedication and have built their knowledge of self defense. His happiness stems from seeing kids and adults that have never trained before progress through the Art and they feel more confident in themselves.
The VBROS -All Born and Raised in Las Vegas, Nevada
AJ - The oldest, started training in BJJ from Age 5 years old and holds a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He was promoted to Purple Belt in 2017. Once he hit High School, he transitioned into Wrestling, was a NIAA Nevada State Placer for 2016 and was once ranked Top 27% Nationwide, He is also a Certified Clark County District Coach and occasionally coaches the JV Wrestling Team at Shadow Ridge High School.
Alika - The middle, started training in BJJ from Age 5 years old and holds a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He was promoted to Blue Belt August of 2016. He too transitioned to Wrestling once he hit High School and accomplished the NIAA Nevada State Champ title in the D1 132lb division this year 2017.
Arona - The youngest, started training in BJJ from Age 3 years old and holds a Orange/White Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He was promoted to Orange/White belt in 2017. At the Age of 8 years old, he transitioned into Youth Wrestling. He currently is back training in BJJ until Youth Wrestling Season starts again in the fall of 2017.
We, as a family, feel very strongly about giving back to our community and having appreciation for what you have in your life. To show this to our children, we take visits to Opportunity Village to open their eyes about the world they do not see all the time. As members of our gym, we highly recommend them to participate with us as it is a great experience and they are sure to leave feeling enlightened and with a new appreciation on life.(Authorization was obtained from representatives of Opportunity Village to take pictures with their participants)