Coach Cruz (Crusfixio Jiminez) has been training Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling since he was 5 years old. Professor Anthony has always kept him active and has helped him throughout his training mainly by being an exceptional father, coach, teacher, and role model to him throughout his years. When wrestling in high school Cruz was able to achieve varsity every year and juggle not only his wrestling practices with school, but his Jiu-Jitsu journey as well. Teaching kids how to defend themselves is big part of his journey. He is a very knowledgeable coach in all classes, but especially excels in teaching the kids classes. Many students that have come in quickly see how well his Jiu-Jitsu has become and just how effective he can make it seem, specifically to the new practitioners.
Like Professor Anthony, Cruz has done his training under Master Caique, a very-well known and close friend to the Gracie family. Professor Steve Hordinski and Professor Kimo Kreis have been big teachers for Cruz as well, taking his and Professor Anthony’s Jiu-Jitsu journey a huge step further once found. Currently a 4 stripe blue belt, Coach Cruz looks forward to seeing this academy grow alongside with his training.