Instructors

Jeff Sass

OWNER/HEAD INSTRUCTOR

Jeff began training in martial arts in 1988 (age 13).  Since then, he has trained 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 currently a Black Belt under Jon Friedland (3rd degree Pedro Sauer Black Belt).  Jeff has also been a sworn Police Officer since 1998 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.


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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.


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Jason Fredericks

ASSISTANT COACH


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Andrew McDermott

ASSISTANT COACH