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About Komainu-Yemaso BJJ Academy of Reno

Komainu-Yemaso Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy of Reno is the preeminent location to learn the grappling arts in Northern Nevada. Under the lead of multiple time World/Pan Am Champion Professor Marcos (Yemaso) Torregrosa, Head Professor Jerel Hallert and Professor Byron Cragg bring the most unique grappling training that is offered in the Reno Tahoe area. We are not an affiliate, but an actual Yemaso Academy.


Hallert and Cragg address grappling instruction from various modalities that start on the feet. Both hold USA Wrestling coaching certifications and actively coach youth wrestlers in the area. Once on the ground, you will not find a better blend of both gi and no gi grappling that addresses the body as a whole; from foot locks to chokes. These ground based concepts are addressed and taught from the arenas of sport, self-defense, and a combatives base.

On top of Hallert and Cragg’s grappling resumes, they are both world-renowned combatives instructors and the founders of LEO Tactical Defense Systems which trains first responders and military personnel in the grappling arts.

From ages 4-100, you will not find a better place to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the grappling arts in Reno, Nevada.

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