Vellore Caballero

BJJ, BJJ Coach, Black Belt, Centennial, Kids

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, as there were no legitimate instructors where he lived at the time.  It wasn’t until after graduating college and joining the army that he was able to begin training.

Since moving to Colorado in 2004, when he was stationed at Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs, Vellore has been training non-stop and has dedicated himself to becoming the best martial artist and coach that he can be. Though he’s racked up numerous achievements and wins at various Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, Vellore’s biggest accomplishments have come from being a coach for the ETC kids.  Vellore has created a team of young students, which has quickly become one of the best teams in the world.

Coach Vellore was in the Army for the better part of 7 years. During this time, he was deployed to Iraq, and earned the Combat Medical Badge for performing as an Army Medic while under fire. Vellore believes pushing himself mentally while training for BJJ prepared him for his time in the service, especially Iraq! When asked about what keeps him motivated to train he answers, “I continue to train, because I am surprised to find that the ceiling keeps getting raised and I keep pushing further. I am amazed at how far I’ve come, and I credit it all to BJJ.”