Hi everyone, I am Coach Jon, I teach at the Atascocita location and I wanted to share with you a little bit about me. I have been doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the last 7 years and I absolutely love every day I train. However, never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would get to be an instructor. I originally started my mixed martial arts journey because I was being bullied in high school. I even had a guy come up and break my nose resulting in 4 different surgeries. After recovering, I got a job at McDonald’s to pay for boxing lessons as my parents could not afford them at the time. Fast forward one year later and I would be introduced to Jiu Jitsu by a guy some of you might know as Coach Austin. We have known each other since childhood. It is because of Austin that I started training in Jiu Jitsu and then eventually to me helping with kids BJJ classes. At first I was a mentor and then moving into being an instructor after a few years. I absolutely love my job and the students I get to instruct. On rare occasions you can catch me competing in Jiu Jitsu and trying out some of my sneaky moves. If you want to see, check out this video of me competing at purple belt. If you are wondering how I caught this guy in a choke hold from bottom, come visit me at the Atascocita location. I love showing off some of my tricks!