About Us

Tyler and Jena Bishop are jiu jitsu black belts, grappling instructors at Alliance in San Diego, CA, and have been married for over 11 years. Tyler and Jena Bishop received their black belts from JW Wright in St. Louis, MO under the Gracie Humaita association (where Tyler and Jena served as instructors for nearly a decade). Jena received her black belt in July of 2013, and Tyler received his in July of 2014.

“The Bishops” have been featured in industry articles as “BJJs Hottest Couple” and are the hosts of Not Fighting — a show about relationships, grappling, MMA, and the jiu jitsu lifestyle. Outside of Jiu Jitsu, Tyler is now a successful software executive and Jena is pursuing a professional MMA career.

“Jiu Jitsu is more than just a sport, it’s our ministry. Jiu Jitsu is has been a really positive thing for our lives, marriage, and health. We want to use jiu jitsu asa platform to positively affect the lives of others. Hopefully, we can share from our experiences and make the lives of other people better. – Tyler”

Jena Bishop is an 8x Pan and 10x World medalist, and 2017 Black Belt IBJJF No Gi World Champion and Brown Belt 2013 Jiu Jitsu Gi World Champion. She was also the Master World champion in 2017 – winning both her weight and the absolute without a single point scored against her.

Tyler Bishop is a former amateur MMA champion and holds multiple IBJJF and superfight jiu jitsu titles. He is also the on-air broadcaster for all major jiu jitsu events across the globe; including The Jiu Jitsu World Championships. Tyler is also a marketing executive for the world’s leading provider of artificial intelligence for digital publishers.
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