MEET THE COACHES

Wesley Burriesci, Owner

I’ve been teaching kids to grapple since 2008, helping co-found USA Wrestling’s Lions Wrestling Club. As the owner of SDBJJ, I’ve dedicated myself to sharing my expertise in wrestling and grappling. I became an Academic All-American Wrestler in 2014 at Palomar College, where I earned an Associates Degree in Health and Fitness. My extensive knowledge of wrestling and love of working with children help me teach all types of grappling with great passion. In May of 2023, I achieved the milestone of earning a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Adam Schmaltz

Born and raised in San Marcos, I graduated from San Marcos High School, attended bothĀ palomar and CSUSM as well as SDSU, I have an immense amount of dedication and a senseĀ of community when it comes to my hometown.Ā  Earning multiple degrees in exercise scienceĀ and motor learning gives me a unique ability to evaluate, teach, and refine movements andĀ fitness to adults and children. Having reached the level of second degree black belt in both Jiu-Jitsu and Judo gives me the opportunity to use my skills in movement based education to helpĀ develop Jiu- Jitsu and Judo to the students at SDBJJ.

Alain Ombao

Sal Correa

Dillon Trotter

Billy Estalilla

Justin Morales

Josh Kaechelle

Walter Dean

  • 9th Degree Red Belt Judo
  • Former Olympic Coach for the USA Blind Team Atlanta
  • Electrical Engineer, Lawyer, and Retired NYPD Officer

I have devoted my life to making a difference, especially to those less fortunate or disabled. I have represented the United States in many Olympic and Paralympic activities around the World with the honor of being a member but small part of many great teams. I have taught martial arts for well over 6 decades because I feel through sports, we can bring others together. At 78 years young I hope for many more years of devotion to athletes especially the youth for it is with them the World will remain a better place.

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Jesse Davis

Jesse is a credentialed FPJJ Professor and a second-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Providing core values and technical expertise to SDBJJ students, Jesse provides valuable instruction through the SDBJJ Early Riser classes on Tuesday and Friday at 4:45 am. Professor Davis has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for 15 years and through this time has learned what it means to be a true martial artist. Jesse is a father of four and has been married for the past 20 years. Besides instructing the Early Risers, Jesse is the founder and CEO of internet marketing and website design agency, ViziSites.

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Second Degree Black Belt
  • Credentialed Professor FPJJ
  • SDBJJ Early Risers Instructor
  • Entrepreneur/CEO – ViziSites

Tim Vollmar

Joe Palumbo

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • Lawyer
  • Financial Planner

Joe is a talented Jiu-Jitsu practitioner who has worked his way up and earned his Black Belt in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu. In addition to being a proud member of San Diego Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu academy, he is also the lawyer and the financial planner for the academy.

Wayne Fisher

Carlos Pacheco

Michael Wargin

Walter Dean

  • 9th Degree Red Belt Judo
  • Former Olympic Coach for the USA Blind Team Atlanta
  • Electrical Engineer, Lawyer, and Retired NYPD Officer

I have devoted my life to making a difference, especially to those less fortunate or disabled. I have represented the United States in many Olympic and Paralympic activities around the World with the honor of being a member but small part of many great teams. I have taught martial arts for well over 6 decades because I feel through sports, we can bring others together. At 78 years young I hope for many more years of devotion to athletes especially the youth for it is with them the World will remain a better place.

Keep Reading

Adam Schmaltz

Born and raised in San Marcos, I graduated from San Marcos High School, attended bothĀ palomar and CSUSM as well as SDSU, I have an immense amount of dedication and a senseĀ of community when it comes to my hometown.Ā  Earning multiple degrees in exercise scienceĀ and motor learning gives me a unique ability to evaluate, teach, and refine movements andĀ fitness to adults and children. Having reached the level of second degree black belt in both Jiu-Jitsu and Judo gives me the opportunity to use my skills in movement based education to helpĀ develop Jiu- Jitsu and Judo to the students at SDBJJ.

Jesse Davis

Jesse is a credentialed FPJJ Professor and a second-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Providing core values and technical expertise to SDBJJ students, Jesse provides valuable instruction through the SDBJJ Early Riser classes on Tuesday and Friday at 4:45 am. Professor Davis has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for 15 years and through this time has learned what it means to be a true martial artist. Jesse is a father of four and has been married for the past 20 years. Besides instructing the Early Risers, Jesse is the founder and CEO of internet marketing and website design agency, ViziSites.

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Second Degree Black Belt
  • Credentialed Professor FPJJ
  • SDBJJ Early Risers Instructor
  • Entrepreneur/CEO – ViziSites

Alain Ombao

Tim Vollmar

Sal Correa

Joe Palumbo

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • Lawyer
  • Financial Planner

Joe is a talented Jiu-Jitsu practitioner who has worked his way up and earned his Black Belt in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu. In addition to being a proud member of San Diego Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu academy, he is also the lawyer and the financial planner for the academy.

Dillon Trotter

Wayne Fisher

Billy Estalilla

Wesley Burriesci

I’ve been teaching kids to grapple since 2008, helping co-found USA Wrestling’s Lions Wrestling Club. I became an Academic All-American Wrestler in 2014 at Palomar College, where I earned an Associates Degree in Health and Fitness. My extensive knowledge of wrestling and love of working with children help me teach all types of grappling with great passion.Ā  In May of 2023 I became a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitu.

Justin Morales

Carlos Pacheco

Josh Kaechelle

Dillon Trotter

Boxing Coach

Mario Villalobos

Muay Thai / Kick Boxing

Carlos Pacheco

Boxing Coach

Michael Wargin

Muay Thai Coach

Wayne Fisher

Boxing / Fitness Coach