Jeremiah “JR” Amores

Jeremiah (JR) Amores started training with Professor Chris Kline back in March of 2010. He has just surpassed 7 years of training Jiu Jitsu and is one of ETC-West’s high Brown Belts. JR became the Program Director for ETC-West in May of 2016. His primary…


Andrew Kuykendall

Coach Andrew grew up in Maryland and enlisted in the Navy after graduating high school. After serving in the Navy for over eight years he moved to Colorado to take a job as a Utilities Technician at the MillerCoors brewery in Golden. Coach Andrew first…


Kevin Baughman

Kevin was born in Pennsylvania, but grew up in Aurora, Colorado. He lives with his girlfriend Amanda, her son Nik, and their two crazy labs: Dory and Zeus. Outside of Jiu JItsu Kevin loves to play golf, watch football, spend time with his family outdoors….


Kieran Hussey

Kieran grew up in Colorado and has lived up and down the I-25 corridor, finally settling in Arvada. He has degrees from Colorado State University and the University of Denver. Though several of his former hobbies have fallen by the wayside since the birth of…


Corey McConnell

Coach Corey moved to Colorado in 2009 from where he grew up in Arlington, TX, when he and his then girlfriend, now wife, and him decided they wanted to quit their jobs and start their life in the Rockies. When he’s not coaching or training…


Bruce Bugbee

Coach Bruce started his jiu jitsu journey in 2009 under Professor Finnie McMahon, an Amal Easton black belt, in Fort Collins, CO. Bruce had been a long-time fan of grappling but only had minimal experience with other disciplines. While looking for an outlet from the…

Jeff Ake - BJJ Coach

Jeff Ake

Coach Jeff Ake is  from Lakewood, Colorado, and attended Colorado State University where he studied Construction Management and played rugby.  He is married, and outside of Jiu Jitsu he enjoys hiking, hunting, and learning to kayak. Jeff got involved in BJJ because after wrestling and…