Bay Jiu-Jitsu Coaching Team

Stephan Goyne

Stephan Goyne

Owner of Bay Jiu-Jitsu

Stephan has been training and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 1998. He received his black belt in 2010 from Professor Eduardo Rocha after winning 6 gold medals at brown belt level in various national and international tournaments (2010 IBJJF Houston International: Gold, 2009 California Classic: Gold, 2009 NAGA East Coast: Gold, 2010 Copa Pacifica: Gold, 2009 IBJJF American Nationals: Gold, 2009 American Cup: Gold). He has 15 solid years of adult teaching experience as well as developing radically different models for teaching Brazilian jiu-jitsu to children. His personal philosophy regarding martial arts is that it should be accessible and inviting to all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or fitness level. He also coached gymnastics for children and adults at Head over Heels, Santa Cruz Gymnastics and Kid in Motion for nearly 8 years from 1996-2004. In addition, he is a California Certified classroom teacher having taught in Oakland Unified School District for 6 years and Katherine Burke School for Girls.
Travis Magalit

Travis Magalit

Bay Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Travis was born in San Francisco. He is Bay Jiu-Jitsu’s primary no GI instructor and trained until brown belt level under Denny Prokopos (10th planet jiu jitsu). Also a fierce competitor, Travis most recently has taken 3rd place at the abu dhabi pro trails, winner of the rising sun nationals super fight, silver in the Brown Belt absolute division of the Gracie Worlds as well as gold in the Ultimate Grappling Federation’s expert division. Travis earned his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 2014 under Stephan Goyne and Leandro Vieira.
Yukito Isoda

Yukito Isoda

Bay Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Yukito’s profile is coming soon…
Reilly Bodycomb

Reilly Bodycomb

Bay Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Reilly Bodycomb’s background is primarily in Combat SAMBO (a form of hand-to-hand combat developed in the former Soviet Union). His competition achievements include winning the USA National Sambo championships, the Pan-American Sambo championships, and the Dutch Combat Sambo championships.

Reilly believes that intensive cross training is integral to being a balanced martial artist. Because of this mentality, he has won multiple submission grappling events, a Shuai Jiao wrestling championship, a San Shou kickboxing match, and a professional MMA fight. He also holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Steve McDonald

Steve McDonald

Bay Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Steve began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 2002 under Charles Allen in Tucson, AZ and started training with Stephan Goyne at Bay Jiu-Jitsu in 2009. Aside from Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Steve has trained and taught Chuk Kuk Do (Chuck Norris Fighting System), Krav Maga, Muay Thai, and is a 5 – 1 in Mixed Martial Arts. Steve earned his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 2014 under Stephan Goyne and Leandro Vieira.
Ryan Montgomery

Ryan Montgomery

Bay Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Ryan began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Kaijin MMA in 2006, under Garth Taylor, Paul Schreiner, and later Clem Shields. In 2013, after seven years of training and a few years of teaching at Kaijin, Ryan joined the Bay Jiu-Jitsu team, and in 2016 he received his Black belt from Stephan. Ryan has competed and medaled in several tournaments including NAGA Expert divisions, Sacramento Open, US Open, American Cup, and Jiu-Jitsu by the Bay.
In addition to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Ryan trained in the art of Aikido for 15 years and holds a second degree black belt in that art.
Ryan has a PhD in Astrophysics for developing computer models and simulations of planet formation, taught astronomy at the undergraduate level, and is professionally qualified to make you see stars. Ryan currently works to develop integrated data analytics within digital science education activities with the Lawrence Hall of Science.
Mark Warren

Mark Warren

Bay Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Mark earned his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 2014 under Stephan Goyne and Leandro Vieira. His background is in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, wrestling and kickboxing. Mark is a US Open gold medalist, No-Gi World Championships gold medalist, and Battle of the Bay gold medalist.

Alex Takuma

Alex Takuma

Bay Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Alex is from the mean streets of Tokyo. Alex ‘the man from Japan’ Yocum is a competitive grappler who has won the Gracie Worlds at blue and purple belt as well as placed in various Bay Area BJJ tournaments. He currently holds his brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Nolan Necoechea

Nolan Necoechea

Bay Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Nolan started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Taiwan in 2004 under eventual Ultimate Fighter competitor, Andy Wang. Now a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Stephan Goyne and Leandro Vieira, Nolan has placed at a number of BJJ competitions including Gold at the 2014 US Open.

Devan Green

Devan Green

Bay Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Devan Green began training Brazilian jiu-jitsu with Stephan Goyne. Prior to training Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Devan earned his black belt in Judo. He now holds a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has joined the teaching team at Bay Jiu-Jitsu. Some of Devan’s accomplishments include KO Finisher Champion Purple Under 170 and 3rd in Absolute, Jiu-Jitsu By the Bay Champion and 2nd in Absolute, Jiu-Jitsu All-Stars, San Francisco Open, US Open Champion Blue Belt Light Weight Naga.

Thiago Pierre

Thiago Pierre

Bay Jiu-Jitsu Coach, BayFit Instructor

Thiago holds his brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Raul Diaz

Raul Diaz

Bay Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Raul holds his brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Curtis Wong

Curtis Wong

Bay Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Curtis started training in Gracie Jiu Jitsu in the mid 90s. He has trained off and on through out the years. He received his blue belt from Caesar Whitt, Grace Barra, Northern Marianas Academy, in February 2006. He took a break from Jiu Jitsu and started training with Stephan Goyne at Bay Jiu Jitsu in 2008. Curtis earned his purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2012. Being an older instructor (age not experience), Curtis appreciates the technical aspects of jiu jitsu. Not being as strong and fast as most of his classmates, he must rely on technique when he spars. In teaching jiu jitsu, Curtis likes to spend time breaking down moves and explaining the little details about what makes a move work. He believes in fighting smarter and not wasting energy.

Tom Wells

Tom Wells

Bay Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Tom Wells started training Judo in 2004. He has competed and placed in many local and national level tournaments, earning his Black Belt in Kodokan Judo from 7th Degree Black Belt Mitchell T. Palacio. Tom has performed many roles in the planing and administration of local and national level competitions, including officiating as a USJF qualified Referee and serving in the lead role as Tournament Director. Tom has been teaching Judo and Jiu Jitsu to kids and adults since 2009 and is currently focused on teaching, training, learning, and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. “Martial Arts, Fitness, Physical and Mental Health, and Balance embody my passions and I hope to continue to practice, develop, and impart these skills.” Tom currently holds a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

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