Our Team

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Dan Ries

Professor Dan Ries started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2008, and received his black belt and professorship under Paul Tom and the Flavio Behring North American Association in February 2019. Dan has been teaching weekly classes since he was a blue belt, and prides himself in exceptional explanation and attention to detail during his lessons. He spends hours weekly learning new material to share with his students, striving to always be a student himself.

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Erin Johnson

Professor Erin Johnson started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2003 as a little kid. She received her black belt under Professor Paul Tom (Flavio Behring lineage) in February 2020. She competes frequently and in all styles, including IBJJF and submission only. Erin loves all opportunities to work with women, and especially loves teaching women’s focused classes. She believes strongly that women deserve a space in the jiu jitsu community, and credits much of her self confidence to training as a little girl and teenager. She works hard to make Iron Roots a welcoming and safe environment for women.

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Hanzo

Possibly the most important member of the Iron Roots team. He’s been essentially raised in a BJJ school since he was 8 weeks old. He has a limitless appetite for friendship, and an extremely limited capacity to remember jiu jitsu. Highly motivated by food. We approximate him to be about blue belt level (due to mat time).

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