Aaron Stephens

Aaron began his BJJ and MMA training in early 1993 under Rafael Lovato Senior while serving in the US Air Force in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. During that time Aaron had the opportunity to train with and coach many future BJJ, MMA, and Martial Arts Champions such as, Pat Burris(Judo Champion), Carlos Machado(BJJ Legend), Ron Tripp (Sambo Champion), Rafael Lovato Junior(BJJ World Champion), Frank Trigg (MMA Legend), and Evan Tanner(UFC Champion).

Aaron returned home to Kentucky in early 1999 and continued his training while having to contend with very little opportunities in a “small town” area. He has traveled and trained with a variety of instructors, but found his “permanent home” when he met Master Helio Soneca. Aaron has competed numerous times over his career winning Many Gold medals and trophies along the way, including winning the 2007 and 2008 Arnolds NAGA World Championships defeating future World and Pan American Champions along the way.

In recent years, he has been sidelined (from competition) due to numerous injuries. This has allowed him to focus his energies into teaching and training current and future mma and bjj champions at SVT. As much as Aaron loves competing, he gets the most fulfillment from seeing his students learn and grow into successful athletes, competitors, champions, and individuals in life.

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SVT BJJ & NNA 5405 Roberts Drive Ashland, KY  41102
Phone: 606-658-0065