Head Instructor at Trinity Jiu Jitsu: Sensei Dr. Daryl “Preacher” Rodriguez
Head Instructor, Dr. Daryl “Preacher” Rodriguez has over 14 years of grappling/jiu jitsu experience and is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Andre “Tim” Monteiro. Dr. Daryl is the main instructor for the adult and kids classes.
Dr. Daryl also holds the rank of brown belt in Kenseido (Karate and Aikido). During his life, he has trained in a variety of martial arts, including Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Krav Maga, and others. In 2003, Dr. Daryl was introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, as it was part of the Kenseido curriculum. In 2004 he began training purely in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Karun Fiederer. Mr. Fiederer was under the Alliance/Brasa flag, (under Pedro Alberto and and was the first Black Belt to have a school in San Antonio) and soon developed a passion for the sport.
Dr. Daryl is currently is affiliated and trains under 3rd degree black belt, Andre “Tim” Monteiro. Professor Tim is under the Carlson Gracie lineage (under Francisco “Toco” and Rodrigo Medeiros).
In addition he has over 12 years experience teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, both gi and no-gi.
He has also trained with numerous well-known and accomplished BJJ practitioners such as Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti, Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles, Fabio “Pateta” Prado, and Pedro Alberto.
Over the past 13 years, he has competed and medaled in numerous state and local tournaments. He has also competed in the prestigious International Masters and Seniors Tournament in Rio De Janiero, Brazil.
He has recieved a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from UTSA, a Masters degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Southern Evangelical Seminary.
Beyond this, he has worked with all ages in a variety of circumstances. He taught middle school and high school Bible and Art classes for 10 years, pastored a Bible Church in San Antonio for over 4 years, and has organized and led many church ministries ( homeless, education, pro-life ) for many years.
He is President of Love of Truth Ministries, a Christian apologetics and pro-life ministry, and is also an assistant professor for Liberty University Online (teaching classes in Religion) and a course facilitator for CollegePlus, a division of Lumerit Education.
Dr. Daryl, his wife Colleen, and daughter, Amaris, live in Spring Branch Texas.
Dr. Daryl Rodriguez
Assistant Coach/Kids: Marcos Salmeron
Assistant/Kids Coach, Marcos Salmeron is currently a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He also has over two years of experience in various combat martial arts (boxing, kickboxing, karate, and no-gi grappling).
Coach Marcos has a passion for teaching and helping kids reach their full potential in martial arts, and in life! He believes Jiu Jitsu can help kids learn valuable life lessons, such as discipline, perseverance, patience, respect, and humility, and character. He also strives to encourage the kids to use what they have learned to prevent the persistent problem of bullying in our society.
Dr. Daryl Rodriguez