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Instructors

Keenan Cornelius (Head Coach)

IT’S SAFE TO SAY

KEENAN CORNELIUS IS EXTREMELY QUALIFIED IN JIU JITSU

Keenan Cornelius was ranked #3 in the World pound-for-pound in the IBJJF for this past season. He is one of the best American competitors ever, despite being only 27. During his purple, brown and now black belt career he has captured World, Pan American, Nogi World, European and countless other titles. He has had more than 400 matches during that same period, winning 93% of them, making him one of the winningest competitors ever produced by America.

In addition to all of his competition success he has been teaching his online curriculums since 2013 in addition to teaching seminars at academies all around the world. Now he’s ready to teach you at his San Diego super-academy.

Andris Brunovskis (Assistant Head Coach)

OVER A DECADE OF EXPERIENCE

Andris Brunovskis is the assistant head coach at Legion AJJ

Andris Brunovskis is the assistant head coach at Legion AJJ, owing to his broad knowledge of jiu jitsu and a decade of experience. Andris is world-renowned for his Omoplata attacks, lapel guard proficiency and aggressive pressure passing.

He has been training with Keenan since they were both teens and has joined forces at Legion, bringing his teaching talents to multiple classes at the academy.

Scott Boehler (Assistant Coach)

SCOTT IS OUR BEGINNER INSTRUCTOR

Scott has an impressive amount of teaching experience

Scott has an impressive amount of teaching experience as he’s been teaching across the country since he was a blue belt. He has taught people as young as 4 and as senior as 72. He was the head jiu jitsu coach at a prominent academy in Arizona for some time before traveling the country as a nomadic jiu jitsu warrior collecting more teaching and competition experience.

Justin Flores (Judo coach)

JUSTIN IS LEGION'S JUDO COACH

Justin Flores is a former judo and wrestling competitor and  world-famous instructor.

Justin is one of the few people that have competed at the highest levels in both wrestling and judo and he has accomplished some great things as a competitor. However, he is an even better instructor. He has coached the US Judo team as well as MMA competitors such as Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano. Come learn from him every Monday and Thursday.

Jonathan Fennell (Assistant to the coach)

JONATHAN IS COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS "SUNSHINE"

Sunshine teaches our “Rise and Sunshine” class, every day at 6am!

Jonathan is commonly referred to as “Sunshine” at Legion due to his bright red hair and sunny disposition. Currently he holds the rank of purple belt. He began his jiu-jitsu journey by studying traditional Japanese jiu-jitsu (all that was available in the area at the time) in 2012 in a small town in South Carolina. He started training modern jiu jitsu at 15 years old as a sophomore in high school.

Sloan Clymer (Nogi Instructor)

SLOAN "THE CAVEMAN" CLYMER

Sloan teaches nogi classes at Legion AJJ HQ.

Sloan started training with his dad in a barn in Indiana. Thankfully his dad was a bit of a grappling pioneer and Sloan transitioned into a very solid grappling career that brought him to San Diego.