John L. Nguyen – Godan, Shidoin – Head Instructor

john_headJohn began his Martial Arts training in Karate and Judo in 1978 under his father and older brother Mike’s tutelage.   He has trained in multiple disciplines throughout his lifetime, has been teaching martial arts since 1992,  and is currently a 5th degree Black Belt in Shorin-Ken Karate under Hamada Sensei and Kyoshi John Poseneau, and is a Brown Belt in Gracie Jiu-jitsu under Rener and Ryron Gracie.  John went through the GJJ Instructors Certification Program at the Gracie Academy HQ and became an official Certified Training Center in 2008.