Johnny is a born and raised New Yorker from the Bronx and a life-long athlete. After excelling in college baseball, Johnny turned to martial arts for a new challenge, specifically interested in self-defense. He found Gracie Breakdown videos online and was immediately hooked by the enthusiasm, structure, and overall beginner-friendly vibe presented by Gracie University. He joined Ronin Athletics in December of 2018, and quickly became a fixture on the mats. He fell in love not only with training, but also with helping his fellow students, and regularly assists our full-time coaches with classes. He recently achieved his Combatives Belt and is looking forward to attending the ICP next year to become a fully certified Instructor in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Johnny is currently working towards his Blue Belt and excited to test himself in upcoming competition.