Head Instructor / Owner
Juan Pablo, or Professor JP, as his friends and students affectionately call him, started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Ecuador and after a couple of years he felt he needed more instruction and competition than was available, which motivated him to travel to Brazil and USA.
Professor JP is the first Ecuadorian GB Black Belt , and he had the honor to receive his first degree Black Belt from Master Carlos Gracie Jr.
Professor JP is a successful Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor not only because of his extensive experience and knowledge on BJJ but most of all because of his generous and giving nature and his desire for students to become all they can be.
Professor JP’s life passion is to teach and spread Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and he has dedicated his life to the gentle art. He helped develop BJJ in Latin America, has traveled for many years teaching classes and seminars, competing, and training all over the world in countries like Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany and throughout the USA.
Juan Pablo stands out for being a great teacher of jiu-jitsu and self-defense. Teaching children starting at 3 years of age, adults, high-level athletes, and law enforcement professional. Professor JP is an outstanding role-model and mentor to all of his students. Charisma and teaching skills are just as natural to him as his talent for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.