I was born in Winston-Salem, NC, and raised in South Florida. My wife Amy and I now reside in Barrow County. My martial arts journey began in 1991. I’ve dedicated over half my life to training and coaching, using my technical knowledge and attention to detail to build and grow my students. Coaching has allowed me to reach out and help empower the broken, build up and strengthen children and adults, and train athletes to reach the next level.
Together we will work in your strengths and develop your weaknesses. I will help you define your goals and encourage you to reach them. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can bring both mental and physical challenges and it will allow you to learn a lot about yourself. I want to help you begin your journey and start making progress today. I make Jiu Jitsu for every body. Where do you want BJJ to take you? Let me help you get there.
I am ranked under Prof. Phillip Smith, owner and head coach of our affiliate school Smith BJJ in McDonough, Ga.
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