Ed Maguire is a brown belt under Master Pedro Sauer. Ed studied directly under Master Sauer for more than nine years at his headquarters in Northern Virginia. He has also studied under several members of the Gracie family, especially Grandmaster Relson Gracie.
Ed's goal is to teach his students authentic Gracie Jiu Jitsu with a major focus on the technical details and self-defense aspects of the art. He believes that anyone can do Jiu Jitsu, regardless of age, sex, size, strength, or athletic ability. He strives to maintain a friendly, safe, and supportive training environment where men, women, and children can learn jiu jitsu at their own pace.
As a university professor for more than 20 years, Ed loves teaching and helping to bring out the best in his students, both in the classroom and on the mats.
We welcome everyone regardless of age or athletic ability