Chris Watson - Black Belt - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Chris began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training under the legendary Renzo Gracie, who promoted him from white to blue belt in 1994. Three years later, Chris joined Fabio Araujo, a black belt under the great Carlson Gracie Jr. He dedicated himself to the art until he received the rank of black belt in July 2008. Chris brings with him a wealth of knowledge not only in the sport aspects of BJJ, but also in real world applications as well. Well known for his teaching style, Chris presents BJJ techniques and concepts in ways that are easily understood by both beginner and advanced students.


John Timperanza - Practical Combat Instructor

John joined the United States Marine Corp. where he received tactical combat training while serving in various countries throughout Central America and Europe. He is affiliated with the NYPD, Bridgeport Police Boxing Team, K1 Kickboxing and the United States Boxing Coalition (CT Division). In addition to John's impressive résumé, he is also an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and is trained in Hapkido. John stresses the practical realities of combat and efficient conflict resolution. John combines years of real world combat training with experience gained from competing in boxing and kickboxing. He is known for his no-nonsense training methods.


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