Sam Brown is the founder of Apex Fitness and Martial Arts. A second degree black belt under Master Sylvio Behring,

he brings a wealth of experience in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, Self-Defense, Boxing and Fitness training to the academy. Professor Brown began training Jiu-Jitsu while traveling in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and competed in a national tournament while there. Once back in the states, he continued training and competing across the country. Initially, he studied under Roberto Maia while living in New Hampshire and then under Brandon Olsen in Montana. While residing in Bonners Ferry, ID, he opened Bonners Ferry BJJ in 2015 and has since been building a team and spreading BJJ throughout North Idaho.