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JJ Machado Black Belt

As a lifelong martial artist and grappler, Bryce has studied under the legendary Master Jean Jacques Machado for more than 25 years. As a Defensive Tactics Instructor at Covered 6, he has spent years focusing on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a fighting art rather than a sport and carries that philosophy into his teaching. At Covered 6, Bryce is a key team member in developing and honing Defensive Tactics, Arrest & Control Techniques & Active Shooter Defense.  

Bryce believes that Jiu Jitsu training is training for real life and that the foundation of Jiu Jitsu is that you will get out of it exactly what you invest into it. This is one of the most profound lessons in our life's journey. Jiu Jitsu is an activity that you cannot purchase or buy in pursuit of mastery. Simply put, you must invest time and effort. We are all allotted the same 24 hrs a day in our 7 day week. Time management and personal effort are the key ingredients in any activity, and understanding that that cannot be obtained in instant gratification will be the key to your success on and off the mat.  


This is the secret for how ordinary people become extraordinary people, and Bryce teaches this personal performance method on the platform of Machado Jiu Jitsu. This is what makes training in Jiu Jitsu a model for leading a successful life.


By using Jiu Jitsu as a platform, many of life’s lessons are presented on the mat. Bryce often stresses that there is no secret training method in Jiu Jitsu, it’s just a matter of hard work and perseverance. And that means showing up. It should also be noted that these are the same tools that are needed in real life to be successful - this is true in both kids and adults. Finally, Bryce believes that the medium of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu makes the activity of self-defense and personal growth fun when delivered on the platform of Jiu Jitsu.

Bryce lives in Ventura County with his wife and three daughters. He loves his community and is active in making sure places like 805 BJJ exist for our future generations and our current one. Bryce has a true passion for life, fitness, and personal development and understands the focus and commitment required to achieve one’s goals.

Additionally, Bryce is a CrossFit Coach (CF-LC1) and believes that a functional fitness focus is part of a necessary approach to being “Hard to Kill” and with this well-rounded athleticism, was a fierce competitor in the early days of submission grappling.

Kids and Youth Program Leader
Joshua (Cowboy) Ruiz

Joshua is our 1st Program Leader that came up through our Academy and now has become a coach at 805 Combat Sports. Over the past few years, Joshua has been an assistant coach with some of our other instructors, and now he is ready to forge a new path with our student body. 


Joshua has an excellent teaching ability when it comes to children. In addition, he subscribes to our philosophy that we develop champions on and off the mat. Garnering the respect of our own student body as well as the parents. He is skilled in the technics of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, along with being a great communicator in teaching the importance of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, not only as a physical skill but as a mental and spiritual lifestyle.

Womens Instructor 

Jenn has been involved in martial arts for over 26 years, including Taekwondo, Krav Maga, Boxing, Muy Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Additionally, Jen has over 10 years’ experience working as a private Security contractor. Specializing in armed security, executive protection, de-escalation and conflict resolution. These attributes, and work life experiences make Jenn not only an outstanding quality instructor, but also an expert in applicable self-defense tactics for women.


When Jenn is not on the mat, you can find her hanging with her kids, cooking for her friends and family, or working out at the gym. Jenn thinks it’s very important for women to learn Jiu Jitsu as a self-defense because, jiu jitsu helps women build confidence, situational awareness, and practice practical self-defense for real world scenarios.

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