John Gutta

Head Coach

Rank: Black Belt


John is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and one of the most experienced coaches and most decorated competitors in Iowa. He began training in 2006 and has since held coaching positions at the University of Iowa and the world renowned Mixed Martial Arts gym, Miletich Fighting Systems. In addition to his teaching,  John is an elite competitor who has won numerous championships including gold medals at every belt level at International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation events and has traveled and competed at the national and international level. John’s diverse teaching and competition background along with his analytical approach to the sport allow him to cater to students at any level from UFC veterans to first day students without any experience.

Matt Leighton

All Levels Instructor

Rank: Black Belt




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Jace Vevera

Fundamentals Instructor

Kids Class Instructor

Rank: Purple Belt




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