John got his first taste for grappling when he joined the high school wrestling team after his coach told him it would make him better at football. After graduating high school, he trained in MMA. In 2015, John tried his first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class and was hooked. Since then, John has been training avidly and hasn’t stopped. John has competed in various tournaments including IBJJF, NAGA, Grappling Industries and Fight 2 Win. Every time he travels, he is sure to bring his gi and this has afforded him to train with grapplers such as Marcelo Garcia, Robson Moura, Josh Hinger, Pat Miletich, and Davi Ramos. John’s style is centered around pressure, posture and no-nonsense fundamentals. His coaching is described as analytical, practical and concise.