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INSTRUCTORS

Kypros Hostetter

Owner, Head Instructor

Kypros Hostetter is a Gracie Certified Instructor. Kypros began his martial arts seven years ago, finding his passion and physical expression after many years advocating as an attorney. A black belt in Tang Soo Do, in 2015 Kypros fell in love with Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Drawn to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu’s effectiveness and efficiency, and to the top-notch teaching methods, positivity, and infectious energy of Gracie University, Kypros decided to become an instructor. Seeing the lack of a Gracie University Certified Training Center in Seattle, Kypros fulfilled his dream to open a school in 2020, where he brings his enthusiasm and desire to empower his community through Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

Mathew Vega

Instructor

Matthew Vega is a Gracie Certified Instructor. Mathew began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2017 for self defense and increased confidence. He discovered Gracie University through the Bullyproof program which he trains with his two children. Matthew was certified as an instructor by Gracie University in July of 2018.

In his spare time, Matthew is an airline pilot and instructor.

Jordan Proudfoot

Fitness Director, Assistant

Everyday in my life and work I encounter countless numbers of people who have injuries, aches, pains, limitations and health challenges. The vast majority of these could be solved, minimized or altogether avoided with some insight into basic anatomy and physiology principles as well as a basic understanding of wellness including nutrition and daily habits. My goal is to bridge this gap from the lack of digestible, easy to understand information to actionable insights for a more functional and happy life. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has been a great extension of my learning journey and I am happy to help approach this process with the insights of fitness and wellness incorporated.

Jordan Proudfoot, Combatives Belt, PTA, ACE certified personal trainer, FMS certified, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, West Seattle Personal Trainer

Tori Smith

Assistant

Tori Smith took up martial arts in 2008 after watching her daughter from the bench. The art, discipline, and community has been a compass for her ever since. She is a 2nd degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and an assistant instructor for the children’s program for three years. She started Gracie Jiu-Jitsu through a Garage program and is completely hooked. With two years of Gracie University online and garage experience behind her, Tori is looking forward to earning her Combatives belt in the near future, taking on the Women Empowered program, and championing Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in the Seattle community. A former elementary school teacher and community programs facilitator, she brings her experience, patience, and enthusiasm for working with learners of all ages to the mat.

COVID-19 Announcement

Following the state's recommendation to limit close physical contact to reduce the spread of  Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are temporarily suspending all group classes. Updates on when classes will resume will be posted here and on our Facebook page as soon as they are available.

Click here to learn about our Tuition Continuation Program and how you can earn class credit for training at home.

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*Regular classes begin January 6th, 2020

Brian Loeper

Instructor

Brian Loeper started his Jiu Jitsu journey while working for a major airline as a technician in Brazil for four years. While traveling to and from Brazil, Brian found Professor Jorge Jimenez of Gracie Jiu Jitsu of Peachtree City and continues under his lineage till this day. Brian currently holds a rank of purple belt, is a certified level 1 instructor of the Pedro Sauer Association, certified in Gracie Combatives and Master Cycle under Gracie University.

Off the mat, Brian is working on planes, cars or anything else he can fix.

Bobby Smith

Instructor

From an early age, Bobby is what you would describe as a martial arts enthusiast. Growing up in Atlanta in the mid 80’s he was a fan of many martial arts TV shows and movies. Some of his early heroes were the likes of Bruce Lee, Sean-Claude Van Damme, and Steven Seagal. So it was no surprise that at the age of 8 he began training in Kenpo Karate.

As he came of age he maintained his passion for the combat arts by also training briefly in Taekwondo, Kick Boxing, Hapkido, and even a hybrid martial named Tae Kwon Jitsu. Until one day hoping to add a more extensive grappling pedigree to his repertoire he found Gracie Jujitsu. Now holding the rank of blue belt he hopes to give back to the art that has given him so much.

Bobby is a devoted father, business owner, and ambassador for the life-changing art of Gracie Jujitsu.