Coach John started his Jiu-Jitsu training in 2002. He loves how martial arts can strengthen both the mind and body. He also admires the fact that martial arts can help to instill a sense of discipline in an individual. He has seen that martial arts can create an incredible bond and friendship between people from all walks of life.

Rickson Gracie has been a great inspiration to Coach John because his style is all about the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu. He believes these are the building blocks to everything else. He loves coaching because he is passionate about passing on the art that he loves so much to others. He is grateful for the great impact Jiu-Jitsu has had on his life, shaping him into the man he is today. He wants to give others the opportunity to make the same positive changes through his coaching.