To provide world class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a positive, goal orientated, cleanly, and structured environment that promotes quality understanding of technique to its members.
Derek Stevens is an accomplished Jiu Jitsu instructor who received his black belt under Roberto Maia of Boston BJJ in 2013. Derek has trained with a wide array of students from children and older adults to world class athletes. He has a passion for providing comprehensive instruction that aligns execution with functionality. Formed in 2017, Heavy Mettle Jiu Jitsu provides a setting in which Derek and instructors alike can hold themselves and their students accountable to their goals while attaining a high level of training. The word mettle itself means a person’s ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way. Heavy Mettle is a play on words but we believe it is an ideal metaphor for training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and applying its concepts to everyday life.