Chris is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Rigan Machado, a grade achieved in December 1996 making Haueter a member of the "BJJ Dirty Dozen", the first 12 practitioners outside Brazil to achieve the rank of black belt in this martial art. Haueter is also a former US Marine and founder of the Combat Base Jiu Jitsu school, being known among the grappling community for his pioneering teaching style and conceptual coaching ability.
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Rigan Machado > Chris Haueter
IBJJF World Master Champion (2015 master 5)
IBJJF Pan American Champion (2009 senior 2)
IBJJF World Master Championship Runner-up (2015 master 5 absolute)
Favorite Position/Technique: Stack Pass (Bandeja)
Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg/167lbs)
Team/Association: Combat Base
A 2nd Degree Black Belt, Brian is the head instructor and owner of Renzo Gracie Houston. Retired after 20 years as Active Duty Soldier in the Army, Brian has been instructing since 2008. He was the BJJ coach for 5th SFG(A) from 2008-2014. Brian was also attached to the 160th SOAR(A) from 2008-2014, with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Professor Brian received his Black Belt from Master Carlos Gracie Jr. in 2011 and his 1st Degree from Professor Vinicius "Draculino" Magalhaes in 2014.
Professor Brian served as the President of We Defy Foundation from 2018 - 2019. He continues to support the We Defy mission spreading awareness and hosting seminars across the country.
Brian's BJJ accomplishments are too many to list.
Steven is an LA-based comedian, writer & actor. He has a unique, high-energy style of comedy that keeps his audiences on their toes. His amusing anecdotes are enhanced by his use of sound effects, act outs and well-developed characters. He has just returned from his 6th AFE tour performing for the US troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, Ethiopia and many more. He has also recently been featured on TruTV's Laff Tracks, Hulu's Coming to the Stage, Jokesters TV on the CW and most recently, Netflix's Unbelievable.