PERRY BATESON NWJJA BLACK BELT - HEAD Instructor & Owner
Perry Bateson has been studying Martial arts for over 30 years and holds black belts in Taekwon do and Gung Fu. He has studied self defence and fitness extensively, and has several designations in behaviour development and teaching individuals with unique abilities. He’s also a certified instructor in conflict resolution.
Perry has studied Brazilian Jiu Jitsu intermittently since 2000 but became very serious in 2008. His biggest accomplishments to date include a gold at the 2016 World Master Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship, silver medal in the open weight Brown Belt division at the 2015 Inaugural Rigan Machado - Jiu Jitsu World League Tournament, a silver medal at the 2013 IBJJF Worlds Masters Purple Belt, and in the same year, a first place finish at the U.S. Open Purple Belt division.
kEVIN VAN VEEN NWJJA BROWN BELT - HEAD INSTRUCTOR & OWNER
Kevin van Veen has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2008 and holds a brown belt under Professor Brian J. Johnson. He has been authorized to teach Professor Johnson's world class curriculum under the Northwest Jiu Jitsu flag at the beautiful Martial Arts Training Center in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.
Kevin has 20 years of Martial Arts experience and holds multiple black belts in striking disciplines. He has a firm grasp of the self defense principles offered from both ends of the martial arts spectrum and has an extensive background in teaching children and adults in both traditional martial arts and conflict resolution.