Instructor Profiles

Dr. Chiang Liu Chen, Rokudan (6th Degree Black Belt)

Michael A. Hermosillo, Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt)

Prof. Hermosillo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Professor & Sandan Kodokan Judo Sensei is an American Martial artists whose experience spans four decades.

In 1974, Professor Hermosillo trained in Shindo Jinen-Ryu Karate Jitsu in Southern California. Later he took up boxing, training under “Kid Rayo” for over 4 years. Professor Hermosillo then entered the world of grappling by training with Brazilain Jiu-Jitsu Master Rickson Gracie, Master Sylvio Behring, Grand Master Alvaro Barreto, Grand Master Flavio Behring and Master Pedro Sauer. He also studied Judo at the Kodokan in Tokyo, Japan, and trained locally with Dr. Chiang Liu Chen, Kenji Yamane Sensei. Professor Hermosillo also studied with Mark Shultz (Olympic Gold Medalist Wrestling & UFC Champion) where he trained MMA and Wrestling.

Professor Hermosillo is the 2002 US National Brazilain Jiu-Jitsu Champion, 8 year Utah State Judo Champion and has many other championship titles in national and international competition.

 

Scott Vincent: Scott is an ex-marine who has served two tours in Iraq (2003/2004) and 1 tour in Afghanistan (2001). He is a Brazilian jiu jitsu purple belt under Professor Mike Hermosillo and Master Sylvio Behring. He is also a two-time Utah and Idaho State judo champion and is a brown belt (san-kyu) under Professor Hermosillo and Dr. Chiang Liu Chen.

 

John Valentine Kru Valentine is head Muay Thai Instructor at Hidden Valley Martial Arts and has over a decade of Muay Thai training experience. John received his Kru Certification under 4x Muay Thai World Champion Master Sakasem “The Punisher” Kanthawong.  In addition to Master Kanthawong, John has trained under Grand Master Toddy, Master Chan, UFC veteran and World kickboxing Champion Kit Cope, as well as Utah’s premier MMA coach Brandon Guzzo.  John has over 20 years wrestling experience and is currently a Sylvio Behring Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt under Black Belt Professor Michael Hermosillo.