Founder and Head Grappling Coach

“As a kid, I was enamored with the larger-than-life personas of 1980’s pro wrestlers. Coupled with a love for martial arts movies, and having brothers to “practice” moves on, I found the martial arts at a very early age. Like so many martial artists that become enthralled with jiu-jitsu through the UFC in the early 90’s, I began training in backyards with friends, until I found formal training at Paragon BJJ in Corpus Christi, TX in 2001, where I studied Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Muay Thai, and Mixed Martial Arts.

Having gone from white to black belt through the famous half guard school, I have been an avid competitor in every belt, including the black belt pro level. I am a veteran of IBJJF, Fight 2 Win Pro, the inaugural Onnit Invitiational.

I received my black belt in 2012 from Ricardo “Franjnha” Miller. Having been at the black belt level for 6 years and now a second degree black belt, the career long dream of owning my own school has become a reality with the Dark Clan Fight Lab. Here, the focus is on passing the art to our students, and emphasizing a dynamic, submission based style. It is our goal to bring a high level of creativity and technical proficiency to one of the most welcoming and zen-like training centers in the US. I hope to see you in the Lab soon!”