Vanguard BJJ is located at 5258 Plainfield Ave NE Ste A, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.

Roy has studied multiple forms of martial arts, but his passion is in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, founded by the Gracie family in Brazil.  It's his passion to help people become self confident, self controlled and healthier individuals so that they can be the best person, professional and citizen that they can be.

Coach Roy Shaw has been studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the last 7 years under Professor Clint Crabtree, 2nd degree black belt under Carlson Gracie Jr.


Roy has earned his purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from Professor Crabtree of GRBJJ, where he continues to study on his journey to black belt.  The purple belt is an advanced level belt and accredits him to coach new students and continuing students from any back ground.  

In addition to the purple belt, he was  awarded his red belt in Tae Kwon Do, which is an advanced belt.  Roy is a well recognized educator and is co-founder and CEO of ProTrainings.com, a leading provider of continuing medical education.  Roy has authored and produced self defense courses and especially loves to teach people in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Self Defense.  

- 5258 Plainfield Ave NE Ste A, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 -

- Email: vanguardbjj@gmail.com      Phone: 616-690-1817 -