BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
Raptor proudly offers BJJ classes every week. All classes are taught by an experienced coach focusing on practicing smooth, technical training.
MUAY THAI KICKBOXING
Raptor proudly offers authentic Muay Thai kickboxing classes catering to beginners and advanced experience levels, recreational, and fighters.
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
At Raptor MMA, we offer a complete system, combining the most effective elements of grappling and striking arts to create a system that covers all bases.
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.
Head Instructor of Kids
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.
Art started training soju-ryu karate at the age of 11 under Chris Polman and received his blackbelt. After several years of competing in kickboxing and karate, Art began training mma and competed in his first cage fight at the age of 16. He went on to hold championships in three weight classes in his amateur career.
After going pro, Art has fought across the United States. He currently fights for the BKFC (Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship). With well over a decade of coaching experience, he enjoys teaching and training full time.
Muay Thai Instructor
Jiu Jitsu Instructor
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.