Instructors

John Nicolichuk

 
 
 

Head Instructor - Brown belt

John started his Jiu Jitsu journey over ten years ago and has never taken a break.  When traveling the world to train and compete with the best he found that what the rest of the world was providing was above and beyond what was available locally and sought to create the same environment and program here at home.  

Our club was then founded in 2016 with the aim to create a professional environment where Jiu Jitsu comes first and priority is on technique and learning. 

John trains and teaches as his full time career.  This lifestyle has allowed him time to develop an understanding of position and strategy that is unmatched in the province.  He is an experienced instructor who is highly regarded for his ability to clearly pass on advanced technical knowledge and is implementing a system which is producing amazing results. He never stops learning and experimenting while keeping an open mind and consistently evolving his Jiu Jitsu.  

John is fortunate enough to have never given nor received any serious injuries, but has seen many people in the past seriously injured by issues in technique, atmosphere, and coaching.  Understanding first hand the benefits of being able to consistently train injury free, he enforces etiquette and coaching so everyone trains like a professional. 
 

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Jason Gagnon

 
 
 
 

Affiliate - Black belt

Jason began teaching full time since his blue belt and dedicated his life to mastering Jiu Jitsu at the highest level.  He was ranked as one of the top featherweights in the world at brown belt prior to receiving his black belt from the world famous, IBJJF Hall of Famer,  multiple time world champion and arguably the best competitor on the planet Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles - an achievement that few have accomplished. In 2017, Jason was ranked top 16 in the world at his weight division in black belt.

Jason is an avid international competitor and has won some of the most prestigious IBJJF sanctioned tournaments in the world today. He continues to compete and excel in one of the most competitive divisions and weight classes in Jiu Jitsu globally, both in the adult and masters division.  

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Karlin Dabski

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Instructor - Purple Belt

Karlin began training in 2010 and quickly developed a proven ability to perform at a higher level in competition. He travels annually to train for extended periods of time at the famous 'University of Jiu-Jitsu' in San Diego, California and continues to pour his life into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  He has some impressive victories over top competition in his weight and ranking while continuing to travel the world to train and compete.