Keith Owen, a respected Jiu-Jitsu figure, played a significant role in bringing Jiu-Jitsu to Idaho as one of the original studios to begin teaching this form of martial arts. In 1993, Keith Owen and his wife Shirlane founded Team Rhino Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Twin Falls, Idaho. Under Master Pedro Sauer's guidance, Keith earned a 4th-degree Black Belt. Keith was known for his technical expertise & practical self-defense curriculum.
On February 11, 2022, Keith Owen unexpectedly passed away. Team Rhino carries on his legacy, upholding the high standards he instilled. Shirlane continues to lead the academy, supported by 24 exceptional instructors. Their commitment to Helio Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for self-defense remains steadfast. The programs prioritize providing students with practical skills, preparing them for real-world situations. Team Rhino opened their Meridian location in 2005 and has 16 Black Belts across the US and Canada, maintaining their 30-year affiliation with Master Pedro Sauer.