GRANT'S MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY | BJJ & MUAY THAI
2 Wentworth Street, Dartmouth
Co-owner | BJJ & Muay Thai
The former UFC lightweight division #1 contender, TJ accumulated a professional Mixed Martial Arts record of 21 wins and 5 losses (8-3 in the UFC). While in the UFC, TJ also won two “Knockout of the Night” and one “Fight of the Night” performance bonuses. A former provincial wrestling champion, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu first degree black belt under Jake MacKenzie, and an expert in Muay Thai kickboxing with over 20 years of martial arts experience, TJ brings a high level of expertise and martial arts wisdom to his teaching.
Co-owner | BJJ
A black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under TJ and Jake MacKenzie. Alex is a professional teacher by trade, has been training BJJ since 2012 and teaching it since 2014. With a background in physics and experience teaching university laboratory sessions and high school sciences, Alex puts an emphasis on teaching his students the underlying mechanical concepts behind the techniques of BJJ, in order to build a conceptual base of knowledge upon which they can draw.
A brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under TJ and Alex, Jacob is known for his creative guard and passing style. In his classes, Jacob focuses building sequences from positions, as well as understanding the fundamental mechanics of the position.
A dental technician on and off the mats, Piotr has been training Muay Thai since 2008 and has Level 1 Certification from the Thai Boxing Association of Canada.