Professor Kelly is a First Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  He is the founder and head instructor of the Power of Leverage BJJ in Huntington Beach, CA. Within the last decade, Professor Kelly has successfully trained under and competed for world renowned instructors and teams. From this regimented foundation, he gained discipline, technique, and mastery while he quickly emerged as the leader amongst the ranks.

Professor Kelly has been awarded multiple Gold Medals and holds many highly coveted titles within the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), North American Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation(NABJJF), and Sport Jiu Jitsu International Federation (SJJIF).

Aside from his passion for training and teaching, Professor Kelly relishes in the role of fatherhood to his son and two daughters.  He also enjoys activities such as basketball, boxing, and inspirational writing.  Professor Kelly’s passion and goal is to impact and empower the lives of men, women, and children by utilizing the teachings of Jiu Jitsu and instilling the values of the Power of Leverage.

  • 4x Pan American Champion
  • 6x North American Champion in multiple divisions
  • 2x American National Champion
  • 2014 Pan American Champion
  • International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Worlds Gi Champion
  • IBJJF Worlds NoGi Champion
  • Bronze Medal in the World’s NoGi Absolute Championship Division

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