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Edmonton Combative Sports Commission (ECSC) member Bryan Hogeveen, achieved his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu earlier this summer. His head instructors/professors, both from Chicago, were Ms. Hannette Staack (8 time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion and 3 time ADCC champion) and Andre Terencio (one of the main international refs for the IBJJF) conferred the honor on Dr. Hogeveen, who is an associate professor in the sociology department at the University of Alberta. Bryan's home group was Brazil 021.
Bryan is one of the seven (volunteer) members of the ECSC, which oversees the application of governance rules, regulations and bylaw requirements of the City of Edmonton, on combative sports promoters and licensed combatants, along with current ECSC chair Ron Goltz, vice chair Wayne Renke, former chair Vang Ioannides, Lauren Sergy, Owen Dawkins, and Daniel Spanu.
Bryan has been in combative sports his whole life, having competed in the sports of wrestling, Muay thai, jiu-jitsu and judo to name a few of the disciplines he enjoys. His two sons, Ayden "Macacao" is eleven years of age and has been training in the sport in his third year at present, and holds a yellow belt. Son Taryk, also known as "Rusher", is eight years old and like his brother has been training in BJJ for three years and he holds a grey belt.
Edmonton's head of MMA officials, Kyle Cardinal, also has a black belt in BJJ, and to my recollection was the first Albertan to obtain that level.
Here is a photo of Bryan with one of his masters, Ms. Hannette Staack, who was eight time BJJ world champion, 3 time ADCC champion, at the time of the awarding of his black belt in BJJ to Bryan.