Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Judo instructors

 

Stuart receiving Black Belt Diploma from Relson Gracie

Mr. Stuart receiving Yodan (4th Degree) Black Belt from Jason Morris

 

 

Stuart Ramos

"Double Black Belt"

Head Instructor

Stuart was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. At age 5, he began training Judo with his father Franklin Ramos, who is now a 6th-degree black belt in Kodokan Judo. Stuart was a member of and instructor at Honolulu's famed Shobukan Judo Club, which produced Olympians like Clifton Sunada in 1996 and Taylor Takata in 2008. Stuart holds a 4th-degree black belt in Kodokan Judo under Olympic Silver Medalist and famed Judo coach Jason Morris. Mr. Ramos is the only Judo Black Belt to have been entrusted a Judo school under Jason Morris.

Stuart spent many successful years as a local and national competitor, having been ranked as an elite-level judoka, among the top five in the nation. In 2003, Stuart retired from active Judo competition to pursue a career in coaching.

In 1990, Stuart began training in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with Relson Gracie. (That's three years before most of the world learned of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu through Royce Gracie's victory in UFC 1.) From the beginning, his lessons were intense: Stuart's first Jiu-Jitsu class -- consisting of Stu and a few neighborhood friends -- convened at Relson's home in Kahala, Hawaii. Stuart currently holds a Black Belt belt under Relson Gracie.

In 1999, after attending the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Stuart began training with Ricardo Pires at the Las Vegas Combat Club. His Jiu-Jitsu training partners included Frank Mir, Phil Baroni, and Rick Davis, all of whom moved on to successful careers in MMA and BJJ.

Stuart has a degree in information technology and marketing from the University of Nevada, and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, he gave up work in the corporate world to return to his first love, the martial arts. In addition to coaching Judo and Jiu-Jitsu, he works as a business consultant. He lives in Timonium with his wife and child.

     

 

 

 

 

  Jason Morris

Jason Morris started his Judo Journey in 1975 at the age of 8 and retired after his fourth appearance at the Olympics in 2000. Jason's competition career spanned 26 years. Included among the many awards and titles Jason won is a Silver medal in the 1992 Olympics and a Bronze medal at the 1993 World Championships

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