Sean Stewart began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor David Ruiz in 2004 and has been studying the art with dedication ever since. As a 2018 IBJJF Denver International Open Jiu Jitsu Championship Gold Medalist – Black Belt; a 2016 Fight To Win Pro18 Superfight Victor – Black Belt; a 2012 NAGA Colorado No-Gi Grappling Champion – Expert Division; and winning 1st Place Gold at a number of tournaments in Colorado, not only has Sean learned to perform the techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu against uncooperative, fully resisting, “live” opponents, but he has been taught specifically how to teach the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by Professor Ruiz, just as Professor Ruiz was specifically taught how to teach the art by Rorion, Royce, and Helio Gracie.
Sean is a graduate of Princeton University (Class of 1993) and the University of Chicago Law School (Class of 1997).
Prior to beginning the study of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Sean earned an International Karate Organization certified Black Belt in Enshin Karate in 2000 and a WTF/USTA certified Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do in 1993.
2018 IBJJF Denver International Open Jiu Jitsu Championship – Gold Medalist – Black Belt (first ever IBJJF event held in Colorado) (all victories by submission)
2018 IBJJF World Master Jiu Jitsu Championship – Bronze Medalist – Black Belt
2016 Fight To Win Pro 18 – Superfight Victory – Black Belt
2015 Fight To Win Pro 1 – Colorado’s First Professional Jiu Jitsu Competition – Black Belt
2012 NAGA Colorado No-Gi Grappling Championships Gold Medalist – Expert Division
2011 IBJJF Pan Jiu Jitsu Championships Silver Medalist – Brown Belt – Absolute Division
2011 Fight To Win Tournament Of Champions Gold Medalist
2010 Fight To Win Colorado Open Gold Medalist
2010 Fight To Win Colorado State Championships Gold Medalist
2009 Fight To Win Colorado Open Gold Medalist
2008 Fight To Win Colorado Open Gold Medalist
2008 Fight To Win Tournament of Champions Gold Medalist
2007 RMBJJF Colorado State Grappling Championships Gold Medalist
Maeda, Mitsuyo –> Gracie Sr., Carlos –> Gracie Jr., Carlos –> Machado, Rigan –> Ruiz, David –> Stewart, Sean
BJJ Black Belt Certificate:
IBJJF Black Belt Registration:
2018 IBJJF Denver International Open Jiu Jitsu Championship (First Ever IBJJF Event Held In Colorado):
2018 IBJJF World Master Jiu Jitsu Championship:
Fight To Win Pro 1 – Colorado’s First Ever Pro Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Event:
Fight To Win Pro 18 – One Year Later:
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