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Instructors

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Professor Justin with his instructor Eddie Camden

Justin Hall

Justin Hall has been a dedicated martial artist for over 25 years. He holds a 4th degree black belt in Wing Chun Kung Fu, a 4th degree black belt in Total Defense, an instructor’s black belt in Muay Thai and a black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. He is the only jiu-jitsu instructor in New Mexico to graduate from the Gracie Instructor Certification Program. He holds a degree in biological anthropology, graduate work in forensic anthropology, and is currently pursuing another degree in nutrition and dietetics.

Justin Hall is dedicated to teaching true Helio Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to all his students. His sole focus is self-defense and aims to teach all his students how to successfully defend themselves against a larger, stronger attacker if ever needed. He follows the Gracie philosophy in all his teachings so the students learn how to use leverage and technique instead of speed and strength in order to overcome a larger adversary.

Armando Sanchez

Armando Sanchez brings over 15 years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu experience to New Mexico Jiu Jitsu Academy. He received his Black Belt in BJJ in 2013 under the RCJ Machado system from Master Carlos Machado.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies, and is employed full time at the UNM

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Armando Sanchez (Center)