Coach Ed is originally from the island of Guam and currently lives in Arlington. He has served in the military for over 23 years. Ed has been studying various martial arts for approximately 27 years, including Chinese Kempo, Muay Thai, Army Combatives, Marine Corps Martial Arts, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for approximately 7 years, receiving his blue belt from Kelly Grissom of Koa Martial Arts, and his purple belt from Alexandre “Soca” Freitas of Soca BJJ. Ed has been training at Pentagon MMA for over 2 years. He enjoys coaching the Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday morning classes, as well as the Women’s Open Mat on Sundays.