Instructors

John Nicolichuk

 
 
 

Manager and Head Instructor - Brown belt

John began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2008.  He immediately fell in love with it and placed his focus solely on training, attaining early success in competition. His progress rapidly accelerated after he began traveling to train with some of the best in the world and those experiences further fueled his passion to teach, learn, and attain a higher level of mastery. 

John's journey in Jiu Jitsu began over nine years ago and he has never taken any time off from training.  He is fortunate enough to have never given nor received any serious injuries.  Understanding first hand the benefits of being able to consistently train injury free, he enforces etiquette so everyone trains like a professional with clean technique and leaves the gym happy and injury free.  He believes 'it's not about winning, it's about learning' and is dedicated to fostering that type of training environment.

John trains and teaches Jiu Jitsu full time and is an experienced instructor who is highly regarded for his ability to clearly pass on advanced technical knowledge.  He is always learning, keeping an open mind and consistently evolving his Jiu Jitsu.  

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Jason Gagnon

 
 
 
 

Affiliate - Black belt

Jason began teaching and training full time since receiving 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 and multiple time world champion Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles - an achievement that few have accomplished.

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.  In 2017, Jason was ranked top 16 in the world at his weight division in black belt.

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Karlin Dabski

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Instructor - Purple Belt

Karlin began training in 2010 and quickly developed technical prowess and the 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.