Instructors

Jeff Sass

OWNER/HEAD INSTRUCTOR

Jeff been training in Martial Arts since 1988. Training extensively in numerous styles, including Japanese Jujutsu, Tae Kwon Do, Ninjutsu, Shinkendo, Hapkido and Eskrima. He holds Black Belts in several of these styles. But, in 2008, he began his journey into the depths of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which then became his main focus. The highly effective and intricate art of BJJ quickly became an obsession for him. He is a Black Belt In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Jon Friedland. He also has over 20 years experience as Police Officer and has trained many officers in defense/arrest tactics as well as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


Andy Wellman

Andy Wellman

LIEUTENANT BJJ INSTRUCTOR
HEAD KIDS INSTRUCTOR

Andy, a Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, is NG Sheboygan’s Lieutenant Instructor for adults and the Head Instructor for KIDS BJJ program.  He is certified through the state of Wisconsin to teach martial arts to children.  He has competed and medaled in BJJ competition numerous times.  Andy also has 5 years of boxing experience and is formerly registered US amateur boxing competitor and was a youth boxing club assistant coach.


Josh Kubow

Josh Kubow

LIEUTENANT BJJ INSTRUCTOR

Josh, a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, is NG Sheboygan’s Lieutenant Instructor for adults.  He also assists with coaching the KIDS BJJ Program.


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A.J. Hardenburg

ADULT BJJ COACH

AJ is a Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a Gentle Art enthusiast.   He is an active competitor and has medaled numerous times. AJ also has kickboxing and MMA experience.  He teaches the Wednesday 11 a.m. class.


John Brigham

ADULT BJJ COACH

John is Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He comes from a traditional martial arts background, holding a Black Belt in Goju Ryu Karate. He has also trained in Tae Kwon Do, as well as more modern styles including Krav Maga, Combat Hapkido and Wrestling. He approaches Jiu Jitsu with a “Keep it Playful” mindset and a flow that is uncharacteristic of larger grapplers.


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Andrew McDermott

ADULT BJJ COACH

Andrew is currently a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and an active competitor. He teaches the Sunday Jiu Jitu + (plus) program on Sunday nights.

Nate Born

ADULT BJJ BASICS COACH
ASSISTANT KIDS COACH

Nate is a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  He is an active competitor with over 50 matches and has medaled numerous time. He teaches the Monday Adult Basics class.

Rainger Rossway

ADULT NO GI COACH
WRESTLING COACH

Rainger wrestled as a child but started taking wrestling seriously when he reached high school. He thought that advancing in wrestling would give him an advantage on the football field. Rainger quickly became a wrestler and focused on wrestling as his main sport.

Rainger was ranked top 10 in the state of Michigan for Division 2 wrestling two years in a row as a junior and senior in high school. He was a multi-year captain of his high school wrestling team and won the Great Northern Conference heavyweight championship his senior year. Before college, Rainger spent a month at Edinboro University training with Olympic heavyweight wrestlers, such as Tervel Dlagnev and Bruce Baumgartner.

His wrestling skills brought him to Lakeland University in Plymouth Wisconsin where he was immediately chosen to be the starting heavyweight as a freshman. After graduating college, Rainger began practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to continue his training and to stay in shape.

 

Jimmey Cummings 

JUDO COACH
ASSISTANT ADULT BJJ COACH
KIDS BJJ COACH

Jimmey is a Brown Belt in Judo and a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is an active competitor and  teaches Saturday evenings.

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Chad Jankus

WRESTLING FOR BJJ COACH

Chad, a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, has extensive Wrestling experience.  He is a 4-time WIAA sectional qualifier, 2-time WIAA state qualifier with 116 career wins.  He is also an active BJJ competitor.  He teaches the Saturday morning Wrestling for BJJ class. He is also an assistant wrestling coach at a local high school and has MMA experience.  He teaches Friday night’s Wrestling For BJJ and MMA classes.


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Jason Fredericks

ASSISTANT COACH