About the Academy

Bakersfield Brazilian Jiu Jitsu [BBJJ] is a training center that offers World class instruction to men, women, and children. Aside from being one branch of the Jean Jacques Machado Association, BBJJ also offers World class instruction in Muay Thai, Boxing, Kick Boxing and MMA.

All classes are taught by qualified instructors that are dedicated to providing the best training environment possible for students of all skill levels.

 

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H.H. Kim Wong
H.H. Kim Wong
Muay Thai Instructor

Master Kim brings over 35 years of experience in Muay Thai kick boxing. Born in Saigon City, Vietnam. Master Kim was exposed to the art of Muay Thai at the young age of 8. Master Kim is the rare combination of both instructor as well as fighter with 63 fights to his credit, with almost all ending in victory by way of knock out. In 1996 Master Kim captured the “Flyweight” World title.

Master Kim is one the most recognized and respected instructors in the art of Muay Thai. His knowledge and physical ability have earned him nicknames such as “triple knee”.

Master Kim enjoys helping others reach their potential in Muay Thai. As an instructor he is both kind and helpful to all students. With the highest level of knowledge and experience, he has the ability to train anyone whether they want to become a professional fighter or just have a good time losing weight.

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Joe Rodriguez
Joe Rodriguez
Boxing/MMA

Joe Rodriguez is the perfect combination of both fighter and coach. Having experience in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts competitions, Joe provides experienced insight to his students. Joe is a dedicated instructor and coach and has a personal approach that caters to every student from beginner to advanced.

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Brian Kovach
Brian Kovach
Boxing/Kick Boxing

Brian Kovach is a former professional boxer with over 20 fights. Brian Kovach has been training and teaching boxing for over 19 years. One of Brian’s more notable early accomplishments was the USAB Arizona State title in 1997, after which he turned professional. Brian Kovach, originally from New Jersey, has a straight forward no nonsense teaching style that is very educational and motivating.

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