Unum Ladies Trujitsu Club is a safe, friendly and fun Ladies only class.
Grab a friend and come try a week for free anytime!
Every Monday 5:00-6:00
Coach Melissa was introduced to Jiu jitsu in 2018. Coach Melissa was promoted to her Blue Belt in 2020 by Professor Jill Baker. Coach Melissa enjoys the competition arena competing in IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu jitsu Federation) and JJWL (Jiu jitsu World League).
Coach Melissa has a diverse training background. Since the beginning of her Jiu jitsu journey, she has trained under Professor Jill & Matt Baker-Trujitsu Bakersfield
& Coach Cory Ballestero. However, part of her training includes spending a year of her Jiu jitsu journey training under Professor Ian Salina, Professor Frank Balcorta & Professor Richard Beigel all of who are under legendary Romulo Barrel out of Gracie Barra Northridge. When Coach Melissa isn’t helping run the academy with her family her focus is on her career with the DOD, spending quality time with her family, serving on the youth leadership team and mission team with Hope City Church, backpacking the Sierras, hiking with her dogs and coaching and training CrossFit as a certified level 1 coach.
Coach Josie began her Jiu Jitsu journey in 2017 at the age of 9. The majority of those years she has spent exclusively under Coach Cory Ballestero. Throughout this time she has had impressive success on the competition scene. Some of her achievements include 2021 IBJJF National champion, multiple gold medals in Jiu Jitsu World League including 2021 JJWL season champion. She has also earned gold medals in Grappling Industries, FUJI, NAGA, BRAVE, as well as multiple other tournament promotions. She also has an impressive invitation only record for submission only platforms. She has competed and won at Fight2Win, Subs On The Shore, and Arte Suave Elite. Josie is a fixture at Unum Jiu Jitsu and you will see her most days of the week smiling and rolling with her teammates! Josie is a proud big sister of 2 younger brothers who also train at Unum Jiu Jitsu.