Gaspar “JunBug” Agabin
Born and raised on the valley isle maui Hawaii Grew up body boarding, snorkeling/ diving, fishing, out doors camping.
Martial arts experience:
Blue shirt / intermediate wing chun practitioner under sifu Daniel Garcia. Began training no gi jiu jitsu with professor travis pennington of nova uniao in 2000 then moved to vegas in 2004 and started training under john lewis under nova uniao at j-sect martial arts. In 2006 began training with marc laimon and received my blue belt then began teaching as kids bjj instructor and boxing coach. I stayed with cobra kai for almost 5 years. Then I started teaching kids and adults Jiu Jitsu and mma at striking unlimited under Ken Hahn in 2011 I started training under professor Robert drysdale and received my purple belt under him, before I left I was his kids head instructor at an affiliate school excel defense studios.
Gaspar "junbug" Agabin " a long time practitioner of Brazilian Jiu jitsu, and is the main instructor at 9th Isle BJJ. Agabin’s credentials are as follows: Purple belt under Robert Drysdale; 2007 NAGA West Coast intermediate champion; 2011 IBJJF Las Vegas Open blue belt super heavyweight division masters champion; 2013 IBJJF masters super heavyweight purple belt division bronze medalist (against brown belt-level competitors). 2015 Bronze medalist in Masters heavyweight purple belt division.
Agabin also trained alongside, Joe Stevenson, Marc Laimon, Kendall Grove, James McSweeney, Robert Follis, Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Sean Spangler, Ulysses Gomez, Jay Heiron, Sim Go, Tito Ortiz, Ricco Rodriguez, Eddie Sanchez and Chris Holdsworth, Tolin "The Hawk" Garcia, Katie and Bendy Casmir. Agabin has several years of instruction under his belt. He is the former head kids BJJ and striking coach at Cobra Kai; former kids and adults BJJ and MMA instructor at Striking Unlimited; former kids BJJ instructor at Drysdale Jiu Jitsu; former kids striking and BJJ coach at Excel Defense Studios.
9th Isle BJJ will be an affiliate gym of Walter " cascao" Vital cascaobjj. Walter Brazilian born started training Jiu Jitsu in 1991. Since then he has traveled the world training, competing and spreading his knowledge.
Walter is a Pan American Champ, has had 3 MMA fights and came out victorious, Numerous Grappler Quest Champion and North America Champ.
We are honored and blessed to have Walter "cascao" Vital as our affiliate. "Osssss"