ABOUT RAPTOR JIU JITSU
Raptor offers the dream of changing lives through Mixed Martial Arts. We are a strong community of fun-loving, adventurous people of all ages and walks of life who have a passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Muay Thai (also known as Kickboxing), and mixed martial arts, and a deep appreciation for the benefits it brings into our lives.
If you are looking for a more effective, exciting workout, interested in learning self defense, or want to train with the best and competing at the amateur or professional level, Raptor Jiu Jitsu in Edmond, Oklahoma is the place! We aren't just a gym, we are a family.
PRINCIPLES OF RAPTOR JIU JITSU
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
Derrick started his career with wrestling. He was the Oklahoma HS Wresting State Champion in 2007. He wrestled for UCO and then switched his focus to MMA and BJJ.
Derrick is a Bellator, Legacy FC, and LFA veteran as well as a FCF Lightweight Champion. He is also a Professional Boxer and is an Oklahoma state champion and a Showbox veteran.
Derrick has over 30 MMA/Boxing/Kickboxing matches and is a coaching veteran of UFC, Bellator, and LFA.
Derrick earned his black belt in 2021 under Carlos Machado Jitsu. He has coached 10 years and manages Raptor Jiu Jitsu gym.
Justin started his martial art career with the Modern Army Combatives Program and earned his Master trainer certificate. He taught combative on Ft. Riley, Kansas for four years working on armed and unarmed situations, weapons, retention, and detainee operations.
While in Kansas, Justin trained under Joe Will, Jon Menke, and Frank Portillio. He earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Andy Wefaid and Joe Will.
Justin earned his brown belt in Judo from Frank Portillo and fought as an amateur and professional. Currently 8-5 as a professional MMA fighter with all his career wins by submission.
Kevin started karate at the age of 8 and earned his black belt at 13. In 2010 he started BJJ and earned his black belt in 2018 after winning the IBJJF Pan Am title at brown belt. He has been training Muay Thai for 12 years.
Kevin has been an instructor for BJJ and Muay Thai for 9 years. His instruction has produced 2 IBJJF Kids Pan Am champions and multiple adult IBJJF International Open Champions.
Head Instructor of Kids
Jiu Jitsu Instructor