Steve Carl is the head jiu jitsu/wrestling instructor at Elite Edge Grimes. Steve was born and raised in Belle Plaine, Iowa. Steve enjoyed a very successful wrestling career while at Belle Plaine High School. After graduating in 2003, he enlisted into the United States Army. In 2005 he began training and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, where held held several substantial titles, including Best of the Midwest. He is also a 2 time F2W absolute division champion and he also competed in and won the SIAM sub series which was held in Phuket Thailand. Steve currently trains under the world renowned pioneer of BJJ, Ricardo Liborio. Steve made his professional martial arts debut in 2005. He competed internationally in man top organizations, including; Absolute Championship Berkut, Akhmat, Modern Pankration, Russian Cagefighting Championship and M-1 Global. Steve also competed on the Ultimate Fighter Season 21 American Top Team vs the Blackzilians, as well as competing in Titan Fighting Championship, Bellator and become the inaugural World Series of Fighting World Champion. His Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Heavy Fighting style has led to a staggering 17 submission victories in professional MMA bouts.
Steve has now switched his passion to teaching and coaching. Steve’s accomplishments are long and impressive and he is now passing on his knowledge and experience to each and everyone of you!