Head Instructor

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under JT Torres
  • Multiple-time IBJJF champion and medalist
  • Over seven years of teaching experience

I come in everyday highly motivated to teach our students. Everyone is ambitious and enthusiastic to learn, making what I do even more enjoyable. I found Jiu-Jitsu during a time in my life where I felt lost, I wasn’t able to make sense of the world and my place in it. Training improved my physical and mental health. The practice was logical; it gave me clarity and structure. I’ve always focused on what I loved about training and recognized a good number of qualities I didn’t like. We opened Sucker Free with the purpose of creating an inclusive community and a premium place to train.


Coach/Part Owner

  • 2018 received rank of Brown Belt from Professor JT Torres

  • 9 years of competition experience

  • Multiple time IBJJF Adult medalist

  • 4+ years of teaching experience

You hear it often that “jiu-jitsu changed my life," but this became more than just a phrase for me after discovering the rewarding aspects of spreading the art to others on a daily basis. The challenging regimen of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu influenced all aspects of my life from my diet, health and in developing a mindset focused on progression. What began as a hobby would soon transform into a career path at purple belt when I began coaching kids and adults full time. My most proud moment came at the beginning of 2017 when Weiss and I first opened Sucker Free Jiu Jitsu in Amityville, NY. We set a goal to create a positive training environment where students are allowed to express their own Jiu-Jitsu in a free and creative way. I owe all of my devotion and inspiration to all my students, team members, business partner and my own coach, Prof. JT Torres.