IJEF Board

The People of IJEF

Executive Director – Sue Bentley

Founder/Board President – Professor Erik Klinger (Black Belt)

Board of Directors Vice President – Professor Ishmael Bentley (Black Belt)

Professor Ishmael Bentley is originally from Kentucky where he grew up Boxing and learning Karate.  In 1999, he discovered Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has never looked back.  From 2000-2006, he dedicated to training BJJ 6 days per week (twice a day).  In 2006, he earned his black belt.

Please checkout an interview featuring IJEF’s influence on Prof. Bentley

Board of Directors Treasurer – Professor Derek Nakagawa (Black Belt)

Board of Directors Secretary – Warren Szewczyk (White Belt)

Board of Directors Member – Professor Juan Pablo Garcia (Black Belt)

Board of Directors – Shekar Sathyanarayana (Blue Belt)

IJEF: The International Jiu-Jitsu Education Fund