BJ ButtarsOwner/Head Instructor

Professor BJ earned his Black Belt from Mitch Coats in 2016. He earned his 2nd Degree in 2022. BJ is the Owner of The Base Jiu Jitsu, a Checkmat USA affiliate, and is the Head Instructor. He competes regularly in tournaments throughout the region. Accolades —

  • IBJJF American Nationals – 3rd
  • IBJJF Portland Open – 3rd
  • IBJJF Seattle Open – 2nd
  • IBJJF Denver Open – 1st
  • Northwest Submission Challenge 1 Co-Main Event Winner
  • Northwest¬† Submission Challenge 2 Main Event
  • Northwest Submission Challenge 3 Main Event
  • US Grappling Submission Only – 1st
Professor and Founder Mitch CoatsOwner The Base Vancouver and Professor Chris Dealy