Luis Heredia

Luis owns and runs Maui Jiu Jitsu out of the main academy in Haiku and teaches students in all of our classes. Luis is a 5th degree black belt under JJGF and IBJJF. He is a pioneer of Gracie Jiu Jitsu in the United States.

Sam Lareau

Sam teaches and assists the adult morning classes and the menehune classes. Sam is also the owner of Black Belt Bodycare Co.

Joel Bouhey

Joel teaches the Adult Beginner classes and Kids classes.


Christian Diaz

Christian teaches the Adult classes or subs for Professor Heredia when necessary.

Penny Thomas

Penny teaches the womens classes and keiki gymnastics.

Dmitri Offergeld

Dmitri teaches the Advanced/Intermediate Gi classes on Fridays.


Lori Bruzenas

Lori assists the menehune classes and and runs the Maui Jiu Jitsu weekly Womens Class.