Professor Steve Wanderer

Steve Wanderer

About me

Professor Steve Wanderer
Acting Lead Instructor

Professor Steve Wanderer

Steve has over 15 years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience, beginning in 2002. He has trained across the world, and for the past three years has devoted his time and energy to becoming a more effective jiu-jitsu teacher dedicated to sharing the art with his student base in Beijing, China.

Introduction

Steve has over 15 years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience, beginning in 2002 after moving to Spokane, Washington to attend university. It was here, while practicing martial arts such as karate and Judo, that he was introduced to Gracie jiu-jitsu and began attending classes under seasoned Pedro Sauer student Bart Smith.

Under Smith, the principles of analytical teaching and combat oriented jiu-jitsu convinced him that this martial art should be pursued in depth. While spending summers back home in Seattle he also trained under Gracie Barra instructors Rodrigo Lopes and Micah Reyes, then in 2006 he moved to Beijing and continued his Jiu-Jitsu studies under Pedro Sauer black belt Chet Quint. After returning to the United States for work and education, where he continued studying various martial arts such as muay thai and judo, he continued his focus on Jiu-Jitsu and was awarded his black belt in 2014 by professors Micah Reyes and Rodrigo Lopes of Gracie Barra. He has trained across the world, including South America, Europe and China, and for the past three years has devoted his time and energy to becoming a more effective jiu-jitsu teacher. He is currently dedicated to sharing the art with his student base in China, and under Professor Chet Quint is the acting lead instructor at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu China in Beijing.

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