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    Head Professor Kyle Wendt

    Black Belt

    Professor Kyle began training in kickboxing and MMA in 2011 before he transitioned full time to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Throughout several years, Kyle has competed many times and has been ranked nationally and regionally in many BJJ competitions over the past 10 years. Kyle has been teaching since 2018 before becoming the head instructor at Gracie Barra Chesterfield in 2022. He enjoys helping others improve their jiu jitsu and fitness as well as building a welcoming community on and off the mats. In his free time, Professor Kyle enjoys playing with his dogs, lifting, art, baking, and video games.

    Ranks and Certifications

    2018 AGF National Champion
    Multiple time AGF Challenger Division Champion
    Multiple time AGF tournament champion
    Multiple time IBJJF medalist
    Missouri State Submission-only Champion
    Gracie Barra ICP Certified Instructor
    AGF Referee

    “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”- JFK