Joel began training Jiu Jitsu in 2007 while also studying for his masters degree in Electrical Engineering. Having over a decade of training and competition experience Joel has taken the role as one of our head instructors for our adult Jiu Jitsu program where he will lead each student to reaching their potential on and off the mat.
Joel has won several prestigious titles including a silver medal at the Pan American Championships as well as a gold medal at the Abu Dhabi Pro trials. The latter earned him an all expense paid trip to compete in front of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, the reigning Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. The opportunity to compete in Abu Dhabi is one of the most revered titles in sport Jiu Jitsu.
Training Jiu Jitsu has provided Joel with the opportunity to travel the world and build life skills along the way. His goal is to give each of his students that same opportunity.