Professor
Suzanne Ramsden

Owner/Founder, Head Kids Instructor, Adult Basics Instructor, 2nd Degree Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

  • Over 20 years experience training and teaching in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, and JKD

  • Began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2004 under World Jiu-Jitsu Champion Helio Soneca

  • Promoted to Black Belt by Helio Soneca in 2014, his first ever Female Black Belt making her one of the first ever Female Black Belts in the state of Alabama

  • Spent years training Jeet Kun Do, Boxing, Muay Thai, and Escrima under the legendary Richard Bustillo of the famed IMB Academy in Carson, CA

  • It was Richard Bustillo was who nicknamed her “Maverick”

  • Received both her 1st and 2nd Degrees on her Black Belt from Multiple Time Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling World Champion Andre Galvao

  • Spent many years coaching MMA as well winning various Regional Title Belts

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Evan Ramsden

Head Adult Jiu-Jitsu Instructor, First Degree Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

  • Over 15 years experience training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai

  • Began training in 2006 to stay active under his mom Suzanne Ramsden

  • Originally wanted to fight MMA, but decided to pursue Jiu-Jitsu full time in 2013

  • Promoted from Orange-Brown belt under World Jiu-Jitsu Champion Helio Soneca

  • Spent years learning under World Jiu-Jitsu Champion Samuel Braga, living with him to train full time over school breaks in High School and College

  • Promoted to Black Belt by Multiple Time Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling World Champion Andre Galvao in 2016

  • Accomplished Competitive Grappler with Championships across IBJJF Pro Events, IBJJF Opens, and Black Belt Super fights in both Gi and No Gi

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Professor Julia Ramsden

Head Muay Thai Instructor, Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

  • Over 10 years experience training Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • Trains Muay Thai under Multiple Time World and Stadium Champion Master Cha

  • Received Yellow-Purple Belt from World Jiu-Jitsu Champion Helio Soneca

  • Promoted to Brown Belt by Professor Suzanne Ramsden in 2018

  • Promoted to Black Belt in 2021 by Multiple Time Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling World Champion Andre Galvao

  • Experienced competitor across Muay Thai, Gi Jiu-Jitsu, and No Gi Jiu-Jitsu

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Professor Philip Raby

Adult Basics Instructor, First Degree Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

  • Began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai at 16 here at Maverick and fell in love with Jiu-Jitsu

  • Joined the Army out of High School and moved to Washington where he continued his training

  • Promoted to Black Belt in 2016 by Professor Rodrigo Lopes

  • Moved back home to Huntsville in 2017 and resumed training here at Maverick

  • Active Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competitor at Black Belt with multiple IBJJF Tournament Championships and Grappling Super Fights

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Professor
Jeremy Gonzalez

Adult Basics Instructor, Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

  • Began training Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai here at Maverick at age 15

  • Spent three months living and training Muay Thai in Thailand after High School

  • Moved to Philadelphia and continued his training there where he focused primarily on Jiu-Jitsu

  • Promoted to Black Belt by Professor Jared Weiner in 2019

  • Moved back to Huntsville in 2020 and resumed training here at Maverick

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Coach David Parham

Adult Basics Instructor, Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt

  • Started Jiu-Jitsu in college where he trained off and on for two years at his University Gym

  • Moved to Huntsville in 2012 where he started at Maverick and took his Jiu-Jitsu more seriously

  • Received his Brown Belt in 2018 from Professor Suzanne Ramsden

  • Experienced competitor in the lower belts with State Championship Gold Medals

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Coach Ed Nunn

Adult Basics Instructor, Assistant Kids Instructor, Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt

  • Originally started Jiu-Jitsu in 2015 after years watching his son train and fell in love with the art

  • Coach Ed now trains almost every day and often multiple times per day

  • Lost over 50 pounds due to his Jiu-Jitsu Training

  • Promoted to Brown Belt under Professor Evan Ramsden in 2021

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