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 assisted our full-time coaches with classes. His geniune enthusiasm and positive attitude towards training is inspiring to everyone around him. Within a short time, Johnny achieved his Combatives Belt and Blue Belt. He became a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Certified Instructor and is enjoying teaching at Ronin Athletics.