RAMIREZ JIU JITSU
EDJ New Mexico
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Professor Rocky Ramirez was born in Orange, California and raised in Riverside California for most of his young life. His father was a former professional boxer, so growing up, at a young age, Rocky was tremendously involved in boxing. There was a lot of gang activity in the area he grew up in, so to keep him off the streets and out of trouble, his parents put him in football at the early age of 7. Then to improve his family’s life, his family moved to New Mexico. Once in NM, Rocky wrestled and played football-in Junior High and High School which he excelled in, receiving offers to play college ball for in state Colleges. He decided to attend the college NMSU to pursue a Business Degree after High School but then decided to serve his country after a couple years. He left college and joined the United States Air Force. There he received his training and became a firefighter. Once his duties were completed, Rocky earned his NM EMT license and became a firefighter for the City of Raton and served Raton for 7 years, becoming a Captain before leaving that profession.While a firefighter in Raton, Rocky studied several martial arts, kajukenbo and hakkarayujitsu. Also during his time in Raton, he became a Powerlifter. Rocky won numerous state titles in New Mexico and Colorado in the bench category and holds several National Records.
Eventually Rocky decided to pursue his true passion, which had always been fighting. While living in Raton, he had several amateur fights and racked up a amateur record of 4-4. But due to not having the proper trainers and teammates, In 2005 Rocky decided to relocate and move to Albuquerque, NM and pursue a Professional Fighting career and Join Jacksons MMA and WinkeljohnsKickboxing. His First couple years were filled with many Boxing, Kickboxing smokers and No Gi grappling tournament which he did very well in. After a couple years, Rocky began his journey as a professional fighter and combined a professional record of 6-5 since 2008. During his fighting career is where he began working on and opening Westside Power Gym.
In 2009 Rocky Ramirez began his BJJ journey. He started training under the Gracie Barra banner and currently still teaches under his own School Ramirez Jiu Jitsu in Rio Rancho NM. Rocky Ramirez is a 2x Bellator MMA Veteran. In 2016, Rocky Ramirez retired from professional MMA after winning the CCFC World Heavy Weight Championship on July 22, 2016. He earned his Black Belt in BJJ in 2016 and He now holds a 1st Degree Black Belt under Professor Jaun Pablo Garcia(Escuela De Jiu Jitsu) formerly of Pacific TopTeam. Also, Rocky Ramirez went back into the Fire Service where he holds the Rank of Captain/EMT for Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue
NAGA (NORTH AMERICAN GRAPPLING ASSOCIATION) CHAMPION
2X BELLATOR MMA VETERAN
CCFC(Caged Chaos Fighting Championship) WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
YEARS TRAINING IN JIU JITSU
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling with particular emphasis on ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was developed from Kodokan judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals that were taught by a number of Japanese individuals including Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda, Soshihiro Satake, and Isao Okano. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own defined combat sport through the innovations, practices, and adaptation of judo.
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RIO RANCHO, NM 87124
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