Ben is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Professor Clint Crabtree, and a proud member of the Carlson Gracie Team. Ben started and runs Kalamazoo BJJ in Kalamazoo Michigan. He has been one of the most active competitors in the Midwest, and has been obsessed with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since starting his training in 2007. Ben has been fortunate to train directly with many top grappling instructors including Professor Clint Crabtree, Master Carlson Gracie Jr., Master Robson Moura, Andre Galvao, Lucas Leite, Daniel Wanderley, Fabio Prado, Jeremy Horn, Roberto Tozi, Fernando Neto, Hermes Franca, Rich Franklin, and many more.
Ben works with a technical, yet crushing style and has a passion for sharing his knowledge with other students. He is dedicated to the team, and works hard with a goal of making all his teammates better. He is an easy going guy, so make sure to introduce yourself if you see him at the academy or a tournament near you! If you’re close to Kalamazoo Michigan, do yourself a favor and stop in and see Ben and his amazing students for a great class, good rolls, and lots of laughs and good times. Check out his website kzoobjj.net