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Derek Rivera

Grappling and Fighting Instructor

Instructor Derek Rivera is an Invictus Defense Academy and Invictus Fighting System grappling and fighting skills instructor. Derek hails from the Humbolt area of California and achieved his black belt in Japaneese Jiu Jitsu, a brown belt in Judo, a black belt in Lotar-Krav Maga and a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Derek has been fundamental in helping add catch wrestling to the Invictus Fighting System and is a leader in the development of better grappling skills for self defense. Derek and Steve's contributions to the Invictus Fighting System are what make the system so effective.

Derek is also a skilled striker and Krav Maga practitioner after studying Lotar in the Bay Area. Derek studied a military version of Krav Maga called Lotar where he earned his black belt from two former IDF Soldiers.

Derek's all around fighting skills are a priceless contribution to the Invictus Fighting System and Invictus Defense Academy Cadre.

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