My name is Edgar Escalante and I am the owner and head instructor at Jiu Jitsu Academy of Stillwater. I have been training, studying and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 8 yrs. I received my blue belt from Master Renato Tavares and my purple belt from Professor Christian Derr. I am currently training under Professor Travis Tooke. I have also fought in amateur MMA competition in Kansas and Oklahoma going 4-0. When I am not competing I am teaching the Gentle Art at the first pure Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School in the Stillwater, Ok. Jiu Jitsu Academy of Stillwater.
My teaching style is very hands on and detail oriented with a strong emphasis on concepts, leverage and conditioning. The classes are structured to challenge the individual both mentally and physically so as the student can learn to over come challenges.
I am constantly traveling to experience the different philosophies and training methods of many top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructors/competitors, so that I may be able to further understand the art. This allows me to pass on my knowledge to my students in a safe and encouraging training environment.
Below Coach Edgar (blue) winning the Purple Belt Open Weight division at a recent American Grappling Federation tournament.
Coach Quincy Morris is the Head Boxing/Kickboxing Coach for Jiu Jitsu Academy of Stillwater, teaching and coaching every Sunday evening while pursuing his competition goals. He has over 17 yrs of training in the Stillwater area. His Martial Arts training includes Jeet Kune Do (JKD), Boxing, Kickboxing and Filipino Kali.
As an instructor his goals for his students are to instill in them the necessary tools to effectively improve his/her physical condition, self-defense ability and situational awareness.
On a personal note: Coach Quincy enjoys motor cross, spending time with his girlfriend, family and he is also a Pastor of Two Churches.
Some of his favorite fighters are as follows but not limited to Oscar Del Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard, Georges St. Pierre and Muhammad Ali.
Below Coach Quincy demonstrates one of his favorite combinations.