As An Administrator
Assistent Director of the U.S. Open Braizilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament
From 1998 - 2008 helped Claudio Franca make this tournament one of the premier competitions in the USA.
Managed the office of Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu during roughly the same time period helped develop and run the U.S. Open and other CFBJJ events, such as Jiu-Jitsu-by-the-Sea Tournament.
As A Competitor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
2004 Purple Belt Master Middle Weight Pan-Am Bronze Medalist
2003 Purple Belt Master Light Weight Pan-Am Silver Medalist
2003 Purple Belt Master Light Weight US Open Gold Medalist
As A Coach
2014 Coached amateur MMA Fighter Dustin Moore to the interim Born To Fight Flyweight Belt, a spot in the 2014 California State Championship Tournament, and a #1 CAMO state ranking.
2013 Coached Dustin Moore to the Showdown in Surftown Flyweight Championship belt.
I have been a professional martial arts teacher for nearly two decades. Until recently, I worked at Farley's Kickboxing Academy (FKA) in Santa Cruz, CA, where I taught Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and was the head MMA Coach. I earned my Muay Thai certification from Master V. Phon in 1994 and my black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Professor Claudio França in December of 2006.
I completed an M.A. in Linguistics from UCSC in 2000 and my B.A. in 1998. As an undergraduate and graduate at UCSC in Linguistics I was trained in analysis, pattern recognition, and synthesis of information. This has helped develop my teaching style and coaching approach. I look forward to helping you improve your game and your skills.
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