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In addition to our full-time instructors (Mac and Angela Danzig) we are very proud to introduce our team of assistant instructors:

Ian Lewis

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Ian has been training in the martial arts for over 20 years, with a background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and American Wrestling.   Before joining Danzig MMA, he trained all over the country and has worked with such names as Royce Gracie, Carlos Machado and Tim Kennedy, among others. 

He is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Mac Danzig and is currently specializing in teaching Gi Jiu-Jitsu classes here at Danzig MMA.

William Aspen

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William Aspen has spent nearly 17 years as a student of the martial arts.  Along the way, teaching and refining what he knows as well as earning a Black Belt in Jeet Kune Do under Jho Moraga.

He is currently a high-level Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Mac Danzig and teaches a portion of the No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu fundamentals classes.

Juan Rasmussen

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Juan has been at Danzig MMA, Bend since the beginning.

Originally a wrestler with over 15 years of experience, he was on the Southern Oregon University NAIA team and also holds a 3-0 record in Amateur MMA.

Juan also owns and operates his own gym: RGA in Redmond, OR.

He is currently a Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Mac Danzig and teaches a portion on the No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu classes at Danzig MMA.

Jeremy Guzzonato

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Jeremy has excelled in athletics his entire life and brought his background in wrestling to Danzig MMA along with a keen interest in refining his standup skills.   He is currently an undefeated amateur kickboxer and has helped teach many classes while also working one-on-one often with coach Mac Danzig to hone his skills.

Specializing in Boxing, Jeremy teaches Striking Intro classes at Danzig MMA.

Ben Smith

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Ben has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for well over a decade and teaching it for the vast majority of this time as well.

A Black belt in BJJ under Tony Basile in Colorado, Ben moved to Central Oregon in late 2020, bringing his extensive knowledge base to Danzig MMA and quickly becoming one of the hardest working and most rapidly improving Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the gym.    He currently teaches both Gi and No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Classes from beginner to advanced, here at Danzig MMA.

Lucas Givens

Lucas came to us in 2019 with a background in Muay Thai.  

Over time training with us, he became one of our most consistent, dedicated and skilled students in the striking arts.  With a passion for teaching, Lucas runs Muay Thai and Boxing classes here, as well as a portion of the classes in the Striking Intro program.

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