You are not rich until you have something money can’t buy, and that is what our Professors and Instructors have to offer. We provide priceless knowledge, passion and dedication. Learning martial arts will teach you focus, discipline, memory, goal setting, respect, confidence, and the realization of the effort that it takes to become a self confident individual.

Head Professor/Owner

Daniel Souza

Professor Daniel “Coyote” Souza-

Professor Daniel “Coyote” Souza was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and raised in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In 1981 Professor Souza began training Judo. In 1985 he started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Rui Diniz Ferreira, 7th Degree Coral Belt and Master Hilton Leao Silva, 9th Degree Red Belt. Professor “Souza” earned his Degree in Physical Education in 1998. In 1993, Professor Souza began teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the school of his former master. In 1996 he began teaching under his own name, Coyote Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In 2000, Professor Souza founded Coyote Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Brazil, now affiliated with Carlson Gracie Team.

Professor Souza began teaching in the United States beginning in 2002, San Diego, CA. He finally moved permanently to Albuquerque, NM in 2016 holding the rank of a 6th Degree Balck Belt. There, he has built his Coyote Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy/Carlson Gracie Team from the ground up. He is married with Gabriela Souza who is also owner of the academy, and has four kids; Ryckson(27), Rollyson(23), Alex, and Sarah, they all practice BJJ.

Professor Souza has won multiple titles and medals as an individual athlete throughout his martial arts career, and his school has earned multiple first place titles and trophies.

Professor Souza’s martial arts career summarized:

42 years of Judo, Godan 5th Dan Black Belt
37 years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 6th Degree Black Belt
20 years of Muay Thai, Silver/Red Kruang-Prajied
1994-2008 MMA (21-2)

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Gabriela Souza

Brown Belt Jiu Jitsu Red and Blue Krueng in Muay Thai.
Has been training for more than 5 years! Gabriela Souza was born in Mexico and raised in Albuquerque, NM and El Paso, TX. She manages an insurance agency, helps her husband Professor Souza manage their academy, is a mother of two; son Alex and Sarah. Gabriela has been training Jiujitsu and Muay Thai for 5+ years. She holds a brown belt in Jiu-jitsu and a Blue/Red Krueng Prajied in Muay Thai under her husband Professor Souza. She is also a yellow belt in Judo.
 Gabriela was a wrestler for many years, she was one of the first female wrestlers in the state of NM to go to the State Championships as well as the first female to be Captain of a male and female varsity wrestling team in the state. Gabriela won multiple awards, medals, and trophies, competing against both male and female opponents. When Gabriela was younger she also held a green belt in Kenpo Karate and trained under Bill Packer.
 Gabriela enjoys training with her family and coaching in both Spanish and English.
 Her passion for martial arts arises in the form of self-defense and female empowerment. Her long-term goal is to provide ongoing free women’s self-defense seminars that benefit domestic violence survivors and shelters for women and children. Gabriela’s ultimate goal is to empower survivors and their children.

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Aasin Hutras

Brown Belt in JiuJitsu
Aasin Hutras was born in Orange, Texas but spent most of his life growing up in different areas due to his dad’s job. He was introduced to wrestling when he was 8 and has spent most of his life on the mat since.
He wrestled all the way through his junior year of high school, was a varsity wrestler his whole wrestling career, competed in many out of school tournaments such as Junior Olympics and multiple other national and international tournaments. Obtaining numerous medals and accolades throughout the years he spent wrestling.
After high school he had to take some time away from the mat to get himself through college and start his career. After establishing his career and getting to a point in his life where he was able to, he made it back to the mats by taking up Jiu-Jitsu in 2019.
His extensive background in multiple different styles of wrestling made his transition to jiu-jitsu very straightforward and instinctive. Using his wrestling skills, he was able to work his way to achieving his blue belt in just 16 months and his purple belt after 3 years and brown belt in 4 years.
 He has used Jiu-jitsu to better his life in numerous aspects. When he started his adventure in jiu-jitsu he was 300 pounds and couldn’t walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded. Now he has lost over 120 pounds and has a new appreciation for life.
 He is currently training and progressing his skills in jiu-jitsu under Professor Souza. He hopes one day after earning his black belt to open his own gym and help grow jiu-jitsu throughout the world.

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Elizabeth Pulido Loya

Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai Instructor

Elizabeth is a skilled and dedicated Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai instructor at Carlson Gracie Abq, with extensive training and experience in both disciplines. Her goal in BJJ is to earn a world title open her own gym and help others achieve their maximum JiuJitsu potential.

Elizabeth began her martial arts journey 4 years ago, specializing in Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. She has achieved purple in Jiu-Jitsu and White/Red Krung in Muay Thai, under 6th degree black belt, Daniel Souza.

Throughout her career, Elizabeth has achieved numerous championships, medals, or titles in Jiu-Jitsu. The most notable being the IBJJF juvenile national champ.

Beyond the gym, Elizabeth actively participates in seminars and tournaments. She trains alongside her mother and little brother.

She is also a full-time college student at UNM majoring in architecture with a minor in business, as well as works part time at the gym.

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Brown Belt in Jiu-Jitsu and Red and Blue Krueng in Muay Thai

Chris Streetz

Chris Streetz, originally from Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, spent much of his formative years moving between Riverside County, California, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, due to his father’s job. From a young age, Chris embraced athleticism, engaging in football, wrestling, and track and field since the age of 7.
 Throughout his high school tenure, Chris excelled as a multi-sport athlete, earning accolades such as the honor of 6A 1st team all-state as a running back for Volcano Vista High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He competed in various out-of-state tournaments, including USATF regionals and nationals, accumulating numerous medals and accolades along the way.
 Following high school, Chris took a hiatus from sports to focus on his career in business and entrepreneurship. He developed valuable sales, communication, and website management skills. However, his passion for athletic pursuits led him back to the mats, where he began his journey in Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai in 2019.
Chris’s diverse background in multiple sports facilitated a smooth and instinctive transition to Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. Leveraging his athleticism, he swiftly progressed to achieve his blue belt in just two years, and red and blue Krueng in Muay Thai after three years of dedicated training.
 Beyond physical prowess, Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai have enriched Chris’s life in various aspects. It has bolstered his confidence and composure, enabling effective communication not only in the boardroom but also in his social interactions.
 Currently, Chris continues to hone his skills under the guidance of Professor Souza, with aspirations of attaining his black belt. He harbors a deep desire to share the transformative effects of Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai, aiming to inspire others to embark on their own journeys of self-improvement through martial arts.

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Muay Thai Instructor and Blue Kruang in Muay Thai

Bob Robinson

Bob began his martial arts training in 2011 at the age of 30. Finding his lack of physical and mental fitness intolerable after completing his PhD, he decided to challenge himself by training in Krav Maga and Muay Thai. He was immediately captivated by the strategic and technical concepts of fighting, especially for self-defense, and continued to diligently train in Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu (mostly no-gi) over the years. He joined Coyote BJJ in 2023 and was awarded Blue Kruang in Muay Thai under Professor Daniel Souza.

In addition to his many years of Muay Thai training, Bob has twenty years of instructional experience in philosophy and ethics, having taught in both universities and prisons. He brings his many years of training and instructional experience together for the Muay Thai classes at Coyote BJJ. After he wears you out in Muay Thai, find him on the BJJ mat as a white belt and make him pay!

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