Grand Rapids Jiu Jitsu Lab Bios

Jonathan Velez is BJJ practitioner with a passion for teaching and learning. Initially Jonathan started his martial arts journey in MMA where he was exposed to BJJ. Through a training partner he was introduced to Carlos Rollyson, and after his first class in BJJ Jonathan never stopped training. Eventually, Jonathan moved to Kentucky where he continued learning under Helio Soneca. He has competed in IBJJF tournaments, Grapplers Quest, and NAGA. Jonathan is now both an owner and instructor at the Grand Rapids Jiu Jitsu Lab.

Anthony Ramos started training in 2001 where he competed in MMA. After a string of amateur fights and one pro fight he changed his focus to training Brazilian jiu jitsu. He trained under Roberto "Cyborg" Abrue at Fight Sports Miami, and then at American Top Team under Ricardo Liborio. Moving from Miami to Michigan, he received his purple belt under a Ribiero association. Anthony is an active and successful competitor who loves to train and compete.

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Grand Rapids Jiu Jitsu Lab
4248 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone: (616) 706-2831