Ed Maguire is a brown belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu under Master Pedro Sauer. Ed studied directly under Master Sauer at his headquarters in Northern Virginia. He has also studied under several members of the Gracie family, including Grandmasters Relson and Rickson Gracie.
Ed's goal is to teach his students authentic Gracie Jiu Jitsu with a strong focus on self-defense. He believes that anyone can do Jiu Jitsu, regardless of age, sex, size, or athletic ability. He strives to maintain a safe and supportive training environment where people can learn 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.
Shane Lamers is a blue belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu and an instructor in our children's program.
Shane is also a certified personal trainer. He is the founder of Ascension Training Systems, which provides one-on-one coaching and small group personal training for adults and children.
We welcome everyone regardless of age or athletic ability