Professor Coy Clements is the owner, founder and head coach of Sidewinder Jiu Jitsu. He currently is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is an active competitor in submission grappling events. Professor Clements earned his Black Belt from Professor JD Shelley (4th Degree Black Belt under Master Robson Moura -Team Nova Uniao) in 2009. Professor Clements is a veteran police officer in Plano Texas with over 20 years of experience. He served with the Departments Emergency Services Unit / Swat team and has taught combatives to thousands of police officers nationwide. He holds a certification as a master peace officer and is a TCOLE certified instructor as well as a certified firearms instructor. Professor has found a new passion and is currently studying the art of Judo where he is an active practitioner. Professor Clements is a Christian man of faith and is blessed with a wife and three wonderful children.
A message from Professor Clements:
“Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is intrinsically perfect and has become the essence of my life. Through it, I have achieved confidence, discipline, integrity and respect. I have found that these traits are most easily learned and refined in training and combat with another human being. Team sports are often chosen over martial arts, and generally require the performance of many, to be successful. Jiu-Jitsu requires one to pit themselves against another, one on one. Consequently, he or she must embrace their success or failure as their own, without excuses. More importantly, they must be accountable to themselves for their own success or failure. One must possess the strength of character and fortitude to return and face their failure while adapting to overcome their defeat and continue training. In team sports, we are often limited by our strength, speed or athleticism in comparison to others, therefore limiting our success and participation. Individually, Jiu-Jitsu is only limited by participation and is not subject to one’s genetic predisposition. There are no excuses! It is this fact that determines who will experience all that jiu-jitsu has to offer.”
Accolades:
2022 ibjjf nogi dallas open silver medalist
2022 Ibjjf Dallas open bronze medalist
2022 IBJJF Austin Open Bronze Medalist
2019 North American Grappling Association World Championship
2019 naga NoGi expert division – Bronze Medalist
2019 naga Gi Black Belt Division – Silver Medalist