Chris De La Madrid
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 numerous gold medals at brown belt level in various national and international tournaments, including the IBJJF American Nationals, East Coast NAGA, and the American Cup. Since then he expanded his training into SAMBO and Combat Wrestling, and won the FICW masters World Championships in 2016. Stephan has developed a progressive and unique model for teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to children, influenced by his extensive previous youth education experience as a certified classroom teacher in Oakland, and youth gymnastics coach.
Reilly teaches a progressive approach to grappling that is heavily focused on dominating the clinch range with throws and dynamic submission entrances. Reilly has repeatedly proven this method in competition and reached the rank of 1st in the USA and 5th in the world at 68kg in SAMBO Wrestling (FIAS 2016). Along with his foundation in SAMBO, Reilly also holds the rank of Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and has achieved competition success in a variety of other combat sports including submission grappling and MMA. Reilly offers many instructional videos and grappling seminars all over the world through his online resource Rdojo.com.
Chris has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for 10 years, and received his black belt from Stephan Goyne in 2018. He has been teaching kids and adults since 2010. He has trained with Richard Bresler, Gustavo Gasperin, and former UFC heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum. In most recent years he has been training with Bay Jiu-Jitsu's SAMBO and grappling coach, Reilly Bodycomb. He also spent time in Brazil, and trained there for about a year. Chris is a dedicated and passionate instructor, and in his free time, is continuously learning, innovating, and doing what he can to share his knowledge with those who train with him.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Megan earned her masters degree in Art History from Hunter College in New York City in 2010. She taught science and social studies in inner city schools in both New Orleans and Oakland before transitioning into a management position for a series of residential and commercial spaces in downtown Berkeley. Now working full time at Bay Jiu-Jitsu, her experience with children makes her an excellent resource for the parents and the coaching staff, and her experience in management makes her indispensable to the day-to-day operation of the gym.