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Chris Wellstood

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Kids Classes

Chris is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, under OpenMat founder Elliott Bayev with solid skills in both Muay Thai and wrestling.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Belts:

  • White Belt: 2003

  • Blue Belt: 2005

  • Purple Belt: 2008

  • Brown Belt: 2013

  • Black Belt: 2022

Black Belt Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Renzo Gracie > Shawn Williams > Elliott Bayev > Chris Wellstood

Chris is the head coach for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and our kids programs. Over the years, he has trained in several different styles of martial arts, including Krav Maga, Filipino Martial Arts, Judo and Karate, but found his true passion when introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2003.


Chris is also a certified instructor for Gracie Survival Tactics - Level 2.

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