JOHN LEWIS – Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
John Lewis has been an innovating force in the world of mixed martial arts for more than 20 years. He holds black belts in Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Sho Kon Do and Japanese Ju-Jitsu. John has fought more than 30 MMA fights worldwide in his professional career. He has fought for many different fighting organizations, including the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Extreme Fighting, and Vale Tudo Japan.
Lewis’ eclectic style of fighting with its Nova Uniao Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu base is known worldwide as J-Sect. This combination of battle-tested strategies and techniques are used by some of the greatest fighters in the world. He has trained professional UFC fighters such as Tito Ortiz, B.J. Penn, Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture, Frank Trigg, Rico Rodriguez and Gilbert Yvel to name a few, as they rose to become world champions of the sport in their prime.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, Judo, western boxing and Muay Thai are a few of the arts combined in this eclectic system, but the magic of what Mr. Lewis teaches is in how the arts are merged and the strategies are implemented. The greatest samurai of all time, Miyamoto Musashi said it best: “The important thing in strategy is to suppress the enemy’s useful actions but allow his useless actions.” At John Lewis MMA, this is what you will learn.
A few of John Lewis Martial Arts Credentials:
- 5th Degree Nova Uniao Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (under Andre Pederneiras)
- 2nd Degree Black Belt in Sho Kon Do (Japanese Kickboxing under founder Dan Koji)
- 1st Degree Black Belt in Judo (under the legendary “Judo” Gene Lebell)
- Master Grappler ranking (under the legendary “Judo” Gene Lebell)
- 1st Degree Black Belt in Japanese Ju-Jitsu (under Sensei Porter)
- Professional level Boxer (trainer “Siagon” Skipper Kelp)
SPECIAL NOTE: John Lewis is one of the infamous Dirty Dozen in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu meaning that he is the 4th American out of 12 individuals Worldwide to be awarded a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is also the first man to receive a Black Belt from grappling and Judo legend Gene Lebell from white to black belt.