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Bryan Alvarez

• Head Instructor
• First Degree 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.

Whitney Neugebauer

• 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

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.

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