Vandry BJJ Martial Arts Academy Staff
Our academy has the top trained staffers to teach martial arts, and are second to none in Texas on qualifications, experience and actual training before becoming an assistant or instructor.
Professor William Vandry
4th degree Black belt BJJ
Professor William Vandry, head instructor at Vandry BJJ has trained in BJJ under the Machado brothes and namely Master Carlos Machado since 1995. Vandry has tested, fulfilled requirements to be a certified instructor and Professor in BJJ. Vandry teaches BJJ and no gi grappling.
Instructor Ed Aiken
Black belt BJJ, PFS instructor, Thai boxing instructor, No gi instructor
Mr. Ed Aiken was a Purple belt under the Machado BJJ lineage when he trained under Professor Vandry. Mr. Aiken earned his Black belt under Vandry in 2010, and has assisted in BJJ classes, and is the head striking instructor at the VBJJA academy.
Coaches John Hancock and Myron Dixon
Coach John Hancock and Coach Myron Dixon are the head coaches in the VBJJ Children’s class.
Assistant Coaches Children’s class
John Brabb (BJJ Black belt)
Wesley Collard (BJJ Brown belt)
Shane Schmidt (BJJ Purple belt)
Webmaster Wes Collard
Website designer CJ
Jen Smalley (Academy Manager)