Professor Zeke became hooked on Brazilian jiu jitsu in Boulder, Co back in 1998. After being submitted within seconds of stepping onto the mat for the first time, Zeke realized that his prior striking training was of little use when tied up in a skilled grappler’s clinch. From there, Zeke went on to train in San Diego, San Luis Obispo, and Phoenix.
Coach Zeke is an IBJJF accredited Black Belt from Gracie Humaita Phoenix under Wellington “Megaton” Dias. His teaching style focuses on committing the “bread and butter” fundamentals to muscle memory. Zeke has a deep respect for the lineage that brought the art to where it is today. He is passing his love for the art to his two sons who also train at Authentic.