“Having spent the past 25 years in emergency services, I had always wanted to study BJJ recognizing both the health benefits and, of course, the effectiveness of the self-defense aspects. I did some asking around and was directed to Gee through a mutual friend. My 14-year-old son and I started private lessons and from first contact, we felt comfortable with this new adventure.
Gee is an expert instructor. He breaks down tasks, so they are easy to understand and walks you through techniques to enhance your understanding. My son is small for his age and is learning how to use his body as a whole unit to be effective when defending himself. For me, I have always feared being taken to the ground in an altercation feeling vulnerable in that position.
Having only a few months of training under our belts, Gee has already given us much more than we could have expected. Owen is becoming stronger and more confident. I am learning a whole new skill set that my past martial arts training lacked. Most importantly, Gee has provided a safe atmosphere for my son and to grow and learn together.
I can confidently recommend Gee as your next BJJ teacher, infact I would strongly encourage you!”
Shawn (Owen) Tompkins
Deputy Fire Chief (ret.)
“April and Gee played a big part in my decision to give jiujitsu a try although I’m almost 30 years old and have no martial arts experience. I first met them at their self defense seminar. They were very down to earth, sincere, and practical in their approach to self defense, which made me want to join their bjj classes. They did not disappoint as coaches, they taught a system of moves that connects and flows together in a way that makes it easy to remember and understand. They are also amazing individuals who make the classes fun. You can tell they care about everyone in the class and strive to create a cooperative rather than competitive environment, which ensures the safety and growth of every individual in the class.”
“Character and integrity matter and Gee has tons of each. He has a genuine interest in the progress of his students. Training with him is an absolute pleasure. I will be trusting him with my son’s training without reservation.
I love how Gee coaches in a curriculum based methodology as opposed a technique of the day approach. It fosters being able to string techniques together into a flowing result.
Simply put, Gee is the Jiu Jitsu coach that I’ve been hoping to find for a number of years. He is the embodiment of what a martial arts coach is supposed to be.”
“When I started I was over 280 pounds. I met with Gee and he gave me a specific plan. I followed his plan and have lost over 20 pounds in one month. He checks in every day and answers any and all questions. Without his help and guidance I would have failed for sure. It’s been an amazing experience and He made it easy every step, look forward to getting down to 200. I would recommend everyone work with Gee!”
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