Brett "Blunt force" Bryon is a Brazilian Jiujitsu black belt who was born and raised here in Petaluma. He attended Casa Grande High School, where he tried wrestling for the first time. After falling in love with the sport, grappling has been a part of his life since. In 2005, Brett returned to help coach the wrestling team for high school and junior high for several seasons. He's been training jiujitsu at Esteem since January of 2011, and has been the epitome of consistency ever since. In addition to training and teaching classes at Esteem, he's also a small business owner and has operated Limitless Personal Training since he founded it in 2013.
On the mats, Brett is known for his aggressive, submission based style and has earned his nick name, "Blunt force", by compiling a ridiculous amount of tournament victories via submissions over the years. He's competed in everything from the biggest gi tournaments on the planet, to submission only fights and MMA. In 2018, he won a cage fight by putting his opponent to sleep with a brutal chokehold. He's known as a neck collector, and openly prefers to choke opponents rather than joint lock them, because he says, "while tough guys might fight through a broken limb, nobody is too tough to be put to sleep."
As ferocious a competitor as he is, as an instructor, he couldn't be any less intimidating and more inviting. The atmosphere in his classes are upbeat and fun. His approach to instruction is detail oriented and his attitude is that the proof is in the pudding. There's nothing that he teaches that he hasn't accomplished in an actual match at some point or another, so he's able to show his techniques with the confidence of someone who knows their true effectiveness and has done it in action.
Coach Brett teaches Tues, Wed, and Thurs mornings at 9a, and Tues and Thurs evening at 630p.