See You on the Mats!


Meet the Instructors

Ben “the Dutch Assassin” Lindhout

Ben “The Dutch Assassin” Lindhout is a BJJ Black Belt under Clint Crabtree and Carlson Gracie Jr. He began training at GRBJJ in 2007, and has become obsessed with the sport ever since.
In 2016, after living in Kalamazoo Ben opened up his own school, Kzoo BJJ. Ben is a 7x IBJJF gold medalist from Blue to Brown Belt, and has won and placed in numerous other regional tournaments.

Ben loves to have fun on the mats, but believes in hard work to push you to your potential.

Josh Guiles

Josh is a purple belt at Kzoo BJJ.  He started in Grand Rapids at GRBJJ under Carlson Gracie Black Belt Clint Crabtree earning his rank of purple belt.  He moved to Kalamazoo and now runs the basics classes on Tuesday and Thursday.

Michael Spears

Mike is a purple belt under Clint Crabtree of Grand Rapids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, as well as a black belt in Karate. He has been training BJJ since 2009, and is our morning instructor.  He is a proud member of the Carlson Gracie Team, and specializes in the smash and pressure style. Despite his strength and size, he is a gentle and patient instructor, and is great for smaller students to test their technique on.

Please contact us at to get the latest information on pricing for available cross-training membership packages and to sign up. Hope to see you on the mats!