Instructors

Weston Simonis

  • Nidan Black Belt American Street Jujitsu

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt Kajukenbo

  • Blue Belt Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

  • 2nd Blue Belt Kodenkan Danzan Ryu Jujitsu

  • Filipino Combatives Affiliate instructor 

  • San Kyu Aikido

  • Certified Personal Trainer ASFA

  • Martial Arts Fitness Instructor

Sensei Weston Simonis is ahead of the self-defense art  American Street Jujitsu.  Weston Simonis's martial arts training started back in 1995.  With many years of training in multiple martial arts, Weston Simonis took his love for the arts and created this website to help people from around the world to be able to learn self-defense from their location no matter where they live.  Not everyone has the opportunity to train in a nice dojo due to the location of their town or country so why not bring the training to you.  

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Shannon Spahan

  • 5th Degree Black Kajukenbo Wan Hop Kuen Do

  • 4th Dan Black Belt Filipino Combatives

  • Black Belt Armado Arnis 

  • American street Jujitsu Affiliate Instructor

Sifu Shannon Spahan is the head instructor of the Filipino Combatives at Backyard Jujitsu and affiliate instructor of American Street Jujitsu in the Portland Oregon area.  Sifu Shannon Spahan has a very wide extended background in martial arts and started training with his father at an early age.  Sifu Shannon Spahan has joined Backyard Jujitsu to help teach self-defense arts to people from around the world. 

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Advisors

Keith Owen

  • 4th Degree Black Belt Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

  • 3rd Black Blet Jun Fan Gung Fu 

  • Black Belt Kenpo

Professor Keith Owen is ahead of the Team Rhino Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and teache's Jiu-Jitsu through his affiliates worldwide.  Professor Kieth Owen earned his black belt under 8th degree Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Master Pedro Sauer.   His Jiu-jitsu school is located in Meridan Idaho.  Click Keith's Picture to find out more about him.

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Ron Jennings

  • Kudan Black Belt Danzan Ryu Jujitsu

  • Shodan Kodokan Judo

Professor Ron Jennings is ahead of the KaiShinKai Yudanshakai a black belt under Prof. Sig Kufferath that is located in Centralia, Washington.   Professor Ron Jennings holds rank with many Jujitsu associations throughout Danzan Ryu Jujitsu including Jujitsu America.  Click Ron's picture to find out more about him.

Trent Junker

  • 8th Degree  Black Belt Kajukenbo

  • Godan Black Belt Bujinkan

Professor Trent Junker is ahead of  Realm of The Tiger Kajukenbo located in Milwaukie Oregon.  Professor Trent Junker is a Black Belt under 9th degree Grande Master Gerry Scott.  Professor Junker now also focuses his training in Bujinkan in Portland Oregon.  Professor Trent junker has a very large extended background in martial arts training.   Click Trent's picture to find out more about him. 

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