Alessandro started training Brazilian Jiujitsu in his sophomore year of high school, when his uncle decided he was spending too much inside playing video games and not enough time exercising. At first, it was merely an obligation and he didn’t like it, but uncle Joey assured Alessandro that he would one day thank him. Boy [...]
General Manager – Boulder Mike Tousignant- BJJ Brown Belt, Standout High School Wrestler, 1-0 MMA Record Mike originally comes from Boston, MA, where he grew up playing football and wrestling. He took 2nd place at the New England Championships his senior year of high school. After high school, he went on to play a year [...]
The 7th person to receive their black belt from legendary competitor and instructor, Renzo Gracie.
Professor Dentinho is a high-level black belt with cutting edge Jiu-jitsu. He spends time training and preparing for tournaments with us in Colorado. His smile is all you need to see to understand his passion for sharing his skills with others!
Ian Lieberman- BJJ competitor- Brown Belt Originally from Trenton, New Jersey, Ian Lieberman played Division 1 prep school hockey at Avon Old Farms in Connecticut and Division 3 collegiate hockey for Lebanon Valley College in PA. In the winter of 2006, Ian moved to Boulder, Colorado, where he began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Amal [...]
James Strater-Smith- Brown Belt BJJ substantial Muay Thai experience and 2-0 MMA James began martial arts at twelve years old, studying Tae Kwon Do. After earning his black belt at eighteen, he decided to investigate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the insistence of his friend, Ian Lieberman, and began training at Easton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in [...]
Brian Carlsen- Substantial BJJ competitive experience- BJJ Brown belt Brian began training BJJ as a child and has been very active in martial arts since he was nine years old. He instantly fell in love with the intellectual and physical challenges of the sport, so much so that he chose to compete on many stages, [...]
Steve Dapkus- Brown Belt BJJ Coach Steve Dapkus began training at Easton BJJ in early 2003, shortly after Amal opened his first gym in Boulder. After spending many years on the mat in Boulder, Steve thought he was pretty good until he spent a few days at Gordo’s gym in Rio De Janeiro a few [...]
Ian Bennett- Purple Belt BJJ coach Ian is a full-time Mortgage banker and soon-to-be Dad, so he gets up nice and early to teach our 7 a.m. classes here in Boulder. He attacks his teaching as passionately as his profession and loves helping people buy their first home or learn their first arm bar. You’ve [...]
Milly Malloy- Purple Belt BJJ Coach Milly has been training and teaching at Easton BJJ Boulder for the past three years. You can see her on the mat, along with the rest of her family, Monday through Sunday. Her husband Russ currently holds the rank of blue belt, while her two children, Christian and Eduardo, [...]
Shae Smith- BJJ Blue belt coach Shae is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and has been in Boulder since he was 16. He has only been training for two years, but quickly earned his blue belt under Amal Easton. He is a highly competitive BJJ practitioner as well as an incredibly passionate teacher. Part of the [...]
Indiana Danaher- Purple Belt BJJ coach Indy started training BJJ in California and was roommates with two of the best American competitors in the world: Bill Cooper and Jeff Glover. When he moved to Boulder a few years ago, he immediately became a great asset to the Easton Team. Don’t let his “War Bringer” Patch [...]
Tyler teaches Thai-Boxing and the children’s classes at Easton BJJ. Come in and see for your self!
Sean Madden – Thai Boxing instructor Sean began training Muay Thai at Easton when he transferred to CU to finish his business degree in the spring of 2009. He graduated from CU in the spring of 2011, and since then, has continued to commit himself to gaining a more complete understanding of Muay Thai, as [...]
Emily Lewellen- Muay Thai Coach Emily has been involved with martial arts since 1999 when she started doing Taekwondo in the metro Atlanta area. As a child, she participated in a number of other team and individual sports from swimming to softball, but she discovered a distinct passion for an athletic lifestyle via her initial [...]
Cory Sandhagen- Muay Thai coach- solid wrestling – Bjj Purple Belt- Pro Team Member Cory is originally from Aurora, Colorado where he studied under the famed Nate Marquardt. He recently moved to Boulder to pursue a degree in Psychology at CU and has been training BJJ and Muay Thai since 2010. Cory wrestled in high [...]
Chris Stolpe- Brown belt kids and adult BJJ coach Chris Stolpe began martial arts at the age of 12 with Taekwondo and went on at age 18 to teach for three years. He has been doing BJJ for six years and began teaching kids Jiu Jitsu in 2008. Chris’s passion for this sport and his [...]