John’s career in community service began 17 years ago as a Firefighter. He eventually parlayed that into a career as a Deputy Sheriff. John recognized a need for all first responders to have a way to mentally and physically decompress due to the taxing nature of being a public servant. While working patrol with Paul Solbos, he realized Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was the best way to deal with the stressors that came with his career.
Since its C3BJJ’s inception, John has been working on the mats and behind the scenes in an attempt to make Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu available to all veterans and first responders. His vision is to build a strong community where all the members are supported and receive potentially lifesaving training.