Max is the co-founder of Optima Jiu-Jitsu and a true Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast. Max’s Jiu-Jitsu journey began back in 2007 when he lived in Tokyo, Japan. Since competing early on as a white belt, his obsession with Jiu-Jitsu has led him to helping coach the kid’s classes as a blue belt. That’s when he first discovered his passion for coaching and teaching. With over a decade of grappling experience, he now shares his knowledge with detailed instructions in each class to help students learn the way he believes will help all students understand jiu-jitsu better.
Mike is the co-founder of Optima Jiu-Jitsu. Since 2011, he has been training and competing in both local and international tournaments as a new white belt. His dedication and passion for the sport have earned him a Black Belt in 2022 and the opportunity to open Optima Jiu-Jitsu with his long-time friend and training partner Max. Mike is known for his strong work ethic and willingness to share his knowledge with those he trains and teaches. He is an inspiration to many and is a great example of dedication and hard work.