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    Steve Moellering

    Steve Moellering

    Steve is a 2nd degree black belt in brazilian jiu jitsu and ranked in several martial arts. He has multiple victories in MMA, several podiums at World, World Masters and the PAN American Championships. He has regional and international titles in jiu jitsu and is well versed in striking. He teaches self defense as it pertains to contact combat to those who serve us by fighting against those who would do evil.

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    Dominic Luecke

    Dominic Luecke

    Professor Dominic began training in martial arts at the age of 16. After competing in a couple kickboxing fights, he found Gracie Barra. He quickly developed a deep passion for jiujitsu and mma. He commits to learning and training in the art full time under professor Mike Buckels. Currently he is the program director, kids coach, and a jiujitsu competitor. He dedicates hours each day to training, striving to attain the highest level of jiujitsu and Martial arts technique possible. Outside of the gym he enjoys hobbies such as hockey, fitness, nutrition, reading, hiking, and exploring new challenging activities.

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    Krista Jones

    Krista Jones

    Coach Krista started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2018. After developing her skills and passion for training in South Florida, she moved to Missouri and joined Gracie Barra in 2022. Since then she has continued to build on her foundation and now shares her knowledge as a certified instructor with Gracie Barra. Coach Krista is passionate about educating women on the importance of self defense and awarness, and enjoys seeing women grow their self confidence through jiu jitsu. Outside of jiu jitsu, Krista enjoys hiking, reading, and traveling.

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    Joey Shepherd

    Joey Shepherd

    I started my jiu jitsu journey at 11 years old thanks to my dad looking for something new and fun for us to do together. I started competing at 14 and became a successful competitor until the age of 18 when I left for the Marine Corps. I served 4 years and came back to Missouri in May of 2023 to continue my passion for jiu jitsu training and step into coaching to share what I’ve learned.

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    Alyssa Costa

    Alyssa Costa

    I started at Gracie Barra at 11 years old, and it quickly became a passion of mine that has stuck with me over the past 8 years and will continue to be a part of my future. I am now a certified instructor and enjoy being able to inspire others on and off the mats. When I am not on the mats I can be found reading, spending time with friends and family, and improving my physical fitness.

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    Kyle Wendt

    Kyle Wendt

    Professor Kyle began Martial Arts in 2011, practicing both kickboxing and MMA. He transitioned to BJJ to improve his skills, and before he knew it he was in love with the sport. After competing all over the country and collecting numerous medals, he became both an instructor and personal trainer to spread what he had learned over the years.

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    Greg Shepherd

    Greg Shepherd

    Professor Greg is a black belt instructor at Gracie Barra Chesterfield. A lifetime athlete, he began training in Jiu Jitsu in 2011. Originally from Maryland, Greg excelled in football and baseball through high school and college. Greg is a passionate practitioner and teacher of Jiu Jitsu who even got his son interested in Jiu Jitsu shortly after he started and his son Joey is now a purple belt after serving in the US Marines.

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    Justin Stouder

    Justin Stouder

    Justin Stouder began wrestling at 7 years old and began training Jiu Jitsu in 2015, having competed nearly 1,000 times through his whole athletic career. Through his experience in grappling he discovered a lack in coaching on the mindset side of competing. Since then he started his own journey of mental mindset training that drastically changed his performance, and he has become obsessed with sports psychology and its application for himself and the athletes around him. He’s had the pleasure of working with many athletes of all ages for strength and conditioning and mindset training, from kids to D1 college wrestlers, professional MMA fighters and guiding parents to better understand their role in their child’s athletic career. His passion is helping athletes work on the mental side of competing to find and present the best version of themselves. Justin is also a big foodie and avid bowhunter.

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    Jeremy Null

    Jeremy Null

    I’m Jeremy Null, and I’m honored to share my passion for grappling with you. With over three decades of wrestling and Jiu Jitsu experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge, skill, and dedication to our gym. A Lifetime of Grappling: My journey in wrestling began at the age of three, and since then, I’ve competed and excelled in tournaments across the country, including national and international championships. From college wrestling to my service in the Navy, where I competed and won tournaments overseas in Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, Bahrain, and beyond, wrestling and grappling has been a constant in my life.

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