Kypros Hostetter is a Gracie University® 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.
Matthew Vega is a Gracie University Certified Instructor. Matthew began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2017 for self-defense and increased confidence. He discovered Gracie University through the Gracie 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.
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, Gracie Combatives Belt, PTA, ACE certified personal trainer, FMS certified, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, West Seattle Personal Trainer
Tori Smith is a Gracie University Certified Instructor. She took up martial arts in 2008 after watching her daughter’s karate class from the bench. The art, discipline, and community has been a compass for her ever since. She is a black belt in Tang Soo Do and joined a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu® Garage program in 2017. Completely hooked, she shifted her focus to Gracie University programs and joined Kypros in 2020 to support him in bringing GU to the Seattle community. She is especially excited to be introducing women to the power and magic of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu through the Women Empowered® program. 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.
Following the state's recommendation to limit close physical contact to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are temporarily hosting in-person classes with limited availability.
Current Students and First Time Students please call or text (310) 210-4478 to reserve your spot in class.
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.
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.