Who we are ...

Jon is a U.S. Air Force Veteran who served for 8 years.

After his military service Jon continued to serve his community as a professorial firefighter and has been doing so for over 14 years.

Jon has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 11 years and is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt under Professor Eric Acha (Jean Jacques Machado Blackbelt).  

Jon coaches at Peninsula Self Defense in California and works diligently to spread the word about the endless benefits Jiu Jitsu has for service members and Veterans.

Jon is the creator of Military BJJ.  He teamed up with Frank, a Navy Veteran and fellow Jiu Jitsu practicioner.



Frank is a U.S. Navy Veteran who served for 11 years. 

He now serves his community as a Veteran advocate on the East Coast and has been doing so for the past 7 years.

Frank has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 14 years and is a 1st degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt under Professor Mike Codella (4th degree Renzo Gracie Blackbelt)

Frank is a coach at Codella Academy in New York City. 

Frank is the brains behind the social media content for Military BJJ.  Frank has a passion to teach the art as well as grow awareness for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the military community.