OUR STAFF

Helping to bring out the best in you

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Ed Maguire

Ed Maguire
Owner / Instructor

Coach Ed is a black 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 25 years, Ed loves teaching and helping to bring out the best in his students, both in the classroom and on the mats.

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Val Larralde
Instructor

Professor Val Larralde is a 3rd-degree black belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu and a 2nd-degree black belt in Judo.

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Ryan Morrison
Instructor

Coach Ryan is a blue belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu and an instructor in our youth program and adult fundamentals program.

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Betty Fernandes
Owner / Office Manager

Betty Fernandes is the office manager at Cactus Jiu Jitsu. She aims to bring a personal touch to the academy so it feels more like a family than a business.

coming soon

Gea Natzke
Office Staff

Gea is an important part of the Cactus Jiu Jitsu family, welcoming students and their families to the Academy on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO START LEARNING JIU JITSU

We welcome everyone regardless of age or athletic ability

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