Justen Hamilton has been teaching martial arts and competing in combat sports for nearly fifteen years. He is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has competed in numerous martial arts disciplines, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu, and MMA. In addition to teaching and competing, he has traveled all over the country to train with the best instructors and competitors in the world, including John Danaher, Garry Tonon, Gordon Ryan, and Eddie Cummings, training at reputable academies such as Golden State BJJ and the legendary Renzo Gracie Academy in New York City. He continues to hone his craft as an instructor, not only within the academy, but at the University of California-Riverside, where he teaches sociology courses while completing his Ph.D. dissertation in the sociology department. Justen is also an active member of the Pasadena community where he teaches sociology and life skills to formerly-incarcerated and gang-affiliated students at Flintridge Center, a non-profit organization in Pasadena.

  • BJJ Black Belt under Dane Molina and Mike Farrell
  • 2019 NABJJF No-Gi All Americas Brown Belt Division Featherweight Champion
  • 2016 Fuji BJJ No-Gi Illinois Expert Division Super Featherweight Champion
  • 2013 NAGA Illinois No-Gi Expert Division Lightweight Champion
  • 2008 Titan Grappling No-Gi Expert Division Featherweight Champion
  • 2017 Grappling X No-Gi Expert Division Flyweight Silver Medalist
  • 2014 FIVE Grappling Chicago No-Gi Expert Division Bantamweight Silver Medalist
  • 2015 EGO No-Gi Expert Division Super Featherweight Silver Medalist
  • 2013 NAGA Chicago No-Gi Expert Division Featherweight Silver Medalist
  • 2009 NAGA Midwest No-Gi Expert Division Featherweight Silver Medalist
  • 2019 Subfighter No-Gi Expert Division Featherweight Bronze Medalist
  • 2016 Combat Corner No-Gi Expert Division Bantamweight Bronze Medalist
  • 2015 NAGA No-Gi Expert Division Bantamweight Bronze Medalist
  • 2014 Combat Corner No-Gi Expert Division Bantamweight Bronze Medalist
  • 1-0 MMA Record
  • Over 10 years of martial arts teaching experience
  • Instructor of numerous MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champions