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Roy Dean is an american author, musician, and educator.

he is an expert in the art of jiu jitsu, holding first degree black belts in Judo and Aikido, and third degree black belts in Japanese and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

ten years ago, dean launched an innovative jiu jitsu academy, and captured the process of leading students up the mountain to black belt in an artistic series of instructionals known as "The Collection", scored by the soundtrack: "sound of the way: music for martial arts."

he has written extensively about this journey in 2 books,"The Martial Apprentice" and "Becoming the Black Belt."

"Coachella" is his latest exploration. it's an unscripted, spontaneous jiu jitsu series showcasing the brilliant synthesis of wrestling, jiu jitsu, and judo at CVBJJ.