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Alex Meggit

Where do you usually teach and train? Arvada   Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, or both? Both   Hometown Denver   Current Rank Purple Belt / Blue Shirt   What year did you start training? 2009   How did you get started? I started Muay Thai…


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…


Fernie Martinez

Fernie is from Juarez, Mexico. He moved to the El Paso, Texas when he was six, then to Boulder with his family when he was thirteen. He went to high school at Boulder High, and is currently studying at Metro University in Denver. He has…


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…


Alex Yablong

Coach Alex Yablong grew up in Winnetka, IL, playing competitive hockey and baseball. He studied at the University of Denver, where he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. When he isn’t coaching or training at Easton, he loves to snowboard and splitboard in the…


Vellore Caballero

Professor Vellore Caballero grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and was interested in combat sports from a young age. In high school, Vellore saw the very first UFC and knew that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was something that he wanted to do. ¬†Unfortunately that would have to wait,…