We are affiliated with Workshop Jiu Jitsu, under Professor Aaron Milam and Professor Jin Yung. Workshop is a small, but growing Jiu Jitsu association with schools currently in Portland, New York, Honolulu, Ann Arbor, and Germany.


John Sylvester
John Sylvester
John Sylvester is a 2nd degree Black Belt under Gracie Barra and a Seattle native that has spent the entirety of his 22 years on the mat in the great Northwest. Married for 21 years, John and Kim are also actively involved in their son’s athletic endeavors.
Kyle McCutchen
Kyle McCutchen
Kyle McCutchen is a lifelong martial artist. He has competed in karate, amateur boxing, and mixed martial arts. He has studied under notable trainers Charlie Pearson and Aric Wiseman, as well as ranking in Jiu Jitsu from white to purple belt under Professor Mike Simpson.

In 2015, Kyle was awarded the rank of black belt by Professor John Sylvester.

Kyle believes in learning all aspects of Jiu Jitsu, including traditional gi, no gi, self-defense, fundamentals, and advanced techniques. He runs adult classes at Kindred Jiu Jitsu.


We offer trial classes to see how you like it. We would love to have you come and try a class or two.

Bring any athletic clothing and a water bottle. We have changing rooms if you need to change.

We are on the second floor of the Firdale village. Please enter through our lobby on the far right door.

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