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ANTHONY MANTANONA and DAN McCOWN

Coachella Valley Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu prides itself on having every class taught by an experienced Black Belt instructor. Both Anthony Mantanona and Dan McCown have achieved their Black Belts and teaching credentials in Kodokan Judo from Coachella Valley Judo founder Glen Heggstad. They also hold Black Belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Cleber Luciano.

With a high number of wins in numerous major Judo and Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, Dan and Anthony are most proud and focused on leading their students to championships and have had great success for both the adults and kids competitors. In 2011, 6 students competed in IBBJJF Pan Kids tournament, and all 6 won medals in their divisions. View the highlight video here.



ASSISTING INSTRUCTORS

Dr. Hushang “ The Professor” Shahidi is a premier technician of classical judo throws and submissions. His thirty-five year Martial Art career spans the entire globe, training from the Middle East to the Mid-West until earning his Black Belt in Judo from Glen Heggstad and his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt from Dan McCown and Anthony Mantanona.

Hank Myll also brings great experience to both the adults and kid’s classes. As a Black Belt in Judo under Glen Heggstad and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt from Dan McCown and Anthony Mantanona, he is a great source of assistance as well as a very challenging sparring partner with the ability to perform chokes from nearly any position.

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