Black Belt under Master Pedro Sauer
Bryan Alvarez runs the adult program at Evergreen Karate and Jiu-Jitsu. He is among the handful of instructors worldwide who received all of his belts, including his black belt, from eighth-degree red-and-black belt Master Pedro Sauer, who in turn received his black belt directly from the founder of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Helio Gracie, and his son Rickson. In addition to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Bryan was a state and regional champion gymnast in his teens, and was a pro-wrestler for nearly 20 years. Prior to teaching jiu-jitsu he coached gymnastics for twenty years at both Leading Edge and Cascade Elite Gymnastics. When he is not running class, Bryan works as a nationally-syndicated radio show host for "Wrestling Observer Live" on Sirius Satellite Radio and the Sports Byline USA Radio Network.
Head Youth Program Instructor
Purple belt under Pedro Sauer Black Belt Justin Angelos
Whitney Neugebauer runs the youth jiu-jitsu program at Evergreen Karate and Jiu-Jitsu. She is a certified purple belt under Pedro Sauer black belt Justin Angelos, and received her blue belt from second-degree black belt Keith Owen. She began jiu-jitsu after competing in gymnastics for 15 years and winning several state and regional championships. She coached gymnastics for three years before coming to Evergreen Karate and Jiu-Jitsu and holds a Masters Degree from the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington. Outside of jiu-jitsu she currently runs her own 501(c)3 non-profit, Whale Scout.
Tony Leder is a certified purple belt under Pedro Sauer black belt Justin Angelos. His two sons, Clifford and Carlos, also participate in the youth Jiu-Jitsu program.