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Issa Able 

Black Belt, Head Instructor

At the age of 13, Issa Able began training for wrestling. He transitioned to practicing martial arts when he graduated high school in 2008 and started training for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in July of that year. At the 2015 world championships, he received his black belt from Gustavo Dantas after taking 3rd place as a brown belt.

Issa still actively competes in the Adult black belt division across the country in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and we are proud to have him as our Head Coach.

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Dr. Gregory McLarty, PT, DPT, Cert. DN, FRCms

Brown Belt

Greg is an expert in neck/back injury, pain and stiffness and has vast experience treating various sports related injuries and limitations. He is also experienced with age related pain/stiffness. He is passionate about helping his patients maintain a normal lifestyle,

free of pain. Because of this, he started the therapy clinic at Control Physical Therapy with the primary goal of providing fast pain relief.

In his spare time, Greg enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, family and 3 dogs. He also enjoys learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and  is one of our top Brown Belts and currently volunteers as an assistant coach at One

Love Grappling Arts in Phoenix, Arizona

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Alex Miller

Blue Belt and LMT Neuromuscular Massage Therapist

He came to us in 2020 ready to start his Jiu-Jitsu Journey and has never looked back. He is now one of our top blue belt competitors and our assistant coach for our exemplary kids program. He also has extensive experience as a Neuromuscular Massage Therapist offering In home corrective therapy, soft tissue manipulation, and is able to help alleviate the symptoms of

-Low back pain/injuries

-Shoulder Tension/headaches

-Knee pain/injury TMJ

-Carpal tunnel and plantar fasciitis


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Joey Werner

Brown Belt, Commercial real estate broker

Joey is a true talent living up to his nick-name the “Darce Knight” He has a pile a medals and many competitions under his belt we are proud he calls One Love Grappling Arts his Jiu-Jitsu home and that he takes the time out of his busy schedule to come and teach a few of our classes for us.

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Brent Edwards

Brown Belt

Brent has a passion for Jiu-Jitsu and a passion for teaching, with this combo it's no wonder we have him co-running our beginners program to get our new students in fighting shape. With a degree in personal training and many tournaments under his belt he knows how to help people feel confident and knowledgeable in jiu jitsu.

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Mario Valenz

Brown Belt

Mario started with coach Issa in Jiu Jitsu and they have been close training partners ever since. Mario has a passion for MMA which he has been training in since 2009 and He loves teaching kickboxing making sure his students do correct and sharp techniques and drills.