Our Instructors


Professor Jarrod Anderson

Professor Jarrod is our head instructor at Gamblers Jiu-Jitsu & Kickboxing Club.  A black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Joao "Johnny" Faria of Alliance Jiu-Jitsu.

Jarrod left Minnesota in 2009 and began training at Team Nogueira in West Palm Beach, FL.  He had the opportunity over the years the learn and train with many different Jiu-Jitsu instructors and professional fighters.  He believes that the exposure to different instructors is what helped him develop a strong well-rounded game and encourages his students to first learn the Fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu and then start to develop their own game from a strong foundation.  In addition to being a great Jiu-Jitsu practitioner he also has a great foundation for striking.  Training with many great MMA coaches, Boxers and Muay Thai fighters.  As a Jiu-Jitsu competitor Jarrod is often standing on the podium as he is an amazing competitor who loves to challenge himself.

Key Accomplishments

  • 2x IBJJF No-Gi World Medalist
  • IBJJF Pan Am Champion
  • IBJJF National Champion
  • ADCC South Florida Champion
  • Multiple Time NAGA, NewBreed, Copa Champion.

Professor Jarrod's passion for Jiu-Jitsu and teaching is very evident as his classes are always filled with positive energy, fun and educational.  With a strong emphasis on making your Jiu-Jitsu work in all elements; Self-Defense, Sport, No-Gi and MMA.