Our Staff

The Refuge B​razilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors are trained professionals at teaching the character building traits that develop students from the inside out; focus, discipline, self-control and perseverance to name a few. We maintain a staff of highly skilled, thoroughly educated instructors to give you and your family the very best in martial arts education. Our staff is committed to providing high quality instruction and an overall positive experience.
Read more about our awesome instructors and staff below.

Josh Guerra

Owner & Head Instructor

Josh Guerra is a brown belt under Gustavo Dantas. He has been training in BJJ for over ten years and is currently ranked in the top 20 brown belts internationally by the IBJJF. Josh hopes to share his knowledge and create future world champions.

Coach Ryan - Staff

Ryan Sims


Ryan Sims is a brown belt under Gustavo Dantas. He love to share his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu knowledge. Ryan dedicates his time to mentorship programs where he comes alongside young men to provide them leadership and guidance.

Coach Kanani - Staff

Kanani Guerra

Assistant Instructor

Kanani Guerra is a purple belt under Gustavo Dantas. She has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for six years and got her start in martial arts by training in Shotokan Karate. Kanani is an active IBJJF competitor with a passion for instructing kids.

Junior Coach Team

Student Instructors

Our Junior Coach Team is comprised of a dedicated group of student athletes with multiple years experience training and competing at the highest levels in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Refuge BJJ Team

Nathan Crider

Front Office

Nathan supports the front office administration. Being diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, he is determined to spread the message of autism awareness and be a positive role model for others.

Next Steps...

Are you ready for the challenge? Come try out Refuge BJJ!