ABOUT HEAD INSTRUCTOR, BILL HOSKEN
Bill started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Southern California in 1996. He has trained with some of the greatest BJJ fighters and coaches, including Rigan Machado and his brothers, Chris Haueter, Pedro Carvalho, Betiiss Mansouri and Rodrigo Teixiera. Bill continues to learn so his students are aware of new developments in BJJ, bringing in techniques from wrestling and other sports. Bill is aware that what works well for him might not be the best for every student, so he presents a variety of approaches and options for each technique. Students develop their own game or style, and Bill’s coaching style is flexible to accommodate each student’s strengths and limitations.
Bill earned a black belt under Rigan Machado, and competed in numerous grappling tournaments. His army certifications include Combative Level 4 Certified and authorized by the Army’s Combatives School to teach Combatives Level 1. He is also Combatives Level 1 Certified .
He received a certificate of appreciation from the US Army for his years of teaching their soldiers.