• Mitch Coats
    Mitch Coats Founder

    Founder of The Base Training Center, Mitch Coats has been a successful Jiu Jitsu practitioner and competitor. Blazed the trail for Jiu Jitsu in the Treasure Valley and established The Base in 2005. Mitch is a two stripe black belt under Alexendre “Gigi” Paiva from Alliance Jiu Jitsu. He is currently pursuing his Juris Doctorate and plans on attending law school at the University of Idaho but still drops in on The Base.

  • BJ Buttars
    BJ Buttars Owner/Head Instructor

    BJ achieved black belt under Mitch Coats in 2016 and has been teaching at The Base ever since. Currently owns and operates The Base under Mitch’s supervision. Competes regularly in tournaments throughout the region. Has placed at multiple IBJJF and US Grappling tournaments including the Seattle Open and the Richmond Submission Only.

  • Jacob Schofield
    Jacob Schofield Instructor

    Jacob achieved black belt under Mitch Coats in 2015 and ran the kids Jiu Jitsu program at The Base for years. Jacob still runs a kids competition class once a week and teaches adult fundamentals. He competes regularly around the region with his son Ares who is an orange belt. He placed second at the Vegas Open and other IBJJF tournaments.

    • Brad Beckwith
      Brad Beckwith Instructor

      Brad Beckwith is a first degree black belt under Mitch Coats and Alexandre “Gigi” Paiva. Brad has been a successful competitor and instructor. He placed second at the IBJJF Pan American Tournament in 2013 and Brazilian Nationals in 2011. He also had a brief run on the MMA arena.

      • Ryan Andrews
        Ryan Andrews Instructor

        Ryan Andrews achieved his black belt under Mitch Coats in 2015. He placed 3rd at the Pan American Championship in 2015 and 1st in the US Open in 2011. He has traveled down to Brazil to compete and train.

        • Chris Dealy
          Chris Dealy Owner/Head Instructor (Vancouver)

          Chris Dealy achieved black belt under Mitch Coats in 2015. He is the owner and head coach of The Base Vancouver. He has grown his academy to over 100 students in Vancouver, OR and competes regularly around the region. He has placed at IBJJF, The Revolution, and Sub League tournaments.

        • Nick Beuter
          Nick Beuter Instructor

          Nick has wrestled since he was 4 years old. He has competed and placed nationally in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a Brown Belt and internationally as a wrestler for Boise State University. Nick runs our Thursday Wrestling & conditioning classes.

          • Tom Steele
            Tom Steele Instructor

            Tom began training at Gracie Barra in Seattle, WA and received his blue and purple belt from Rodrigo Lopes. After movie to Idaho, he began training at The Base and received his brown belt from BJ Buttars in 2017. Tom teaches our fundamentals classes and competes regularly throughout the country.

          • Dustin Sandmeyer
            Dustin Sandmeyer Instructor

            Dustin has been training for nearly 5 years at The Base. Since earning the purple belt in December 2016 he has shifted his focus to instructing and coaching. His goal is to open another Base facility after earning his black belt.

          • Cory Colt
            Cory Colt Instructor

            Cory received his jiu jitsu Brown Belt at the Base from Mitch Coats in 2016 but has been teaching kids jiu jitsu classes for much longer. Cory has been a big part of the kids success leading them to 6 kids team titles at the local Northwest Submission Challenge. His dedication and hard work with them is apparent in their performance on and off the mats.

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