My name is Jesse Bellavance and I have been doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 1998, way back in Morgantown, West Virginia at Ground Zero Jiu-Jitsu.
From there I moved to the Fredericksburg, Virginia area where I trained at Trident Academy in Woodbridge under Pat Trey and earned my blue belt.
After a few years I discovered a school more local to my residence under the great leadership of Chad Lebrun of The Lab where I earned my Purple and in 2009 my Brown belt.
In 2009 I moved again, this time to Charlottesville, Virginia area where I now train under Gordon Emery at Charlottesville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
All of these teachers have provided me with something that I carry with me today when ever I go out on the mat. To all of my teachers I wish to say thanks.
Killer Bee Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kimono's was founded in January 2010. The "Killer Bee" aspect of my company's name derives from my love of beekeeping and the tenacious behavior of Killer Bees (Apis Scutellata). Ironically, like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Killer Bees are also a recent export from Brazil when they were accidentally released in 1957.
Killer Bee BJJ Kimonos is a source for those who do not want to spend 150.00 plus dollars for a good gi because it has a brand label affixed to it. Admittedly the other manufacturers make a solid gi, but the prices they charge may be beyond what most people want to spend on a bjj uniform. My goal is to offer you a gi that has many of the same features but at a more reasonable price of about $125.00
I cannot promise you that my gi's will make you a top level performer. That is within you and not the gi. I can promise I will provide you garments for the mat that are functional, durable, and of similar quality as those sold by other manufactures for almost twice the cost.
Thanks for checking out my website and I hope to be able to serve you in the future. If you ever have any questions please contact me as I am usually always available.