Head Instructor

Professor John Connors grew up in Roslindale, attended and graduated from The Roxbury Latin School in 1981, and went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University. He is the father of two adult children and currently resides in Norwood.

John started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in January of 1999 and received his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in October 2006 from Roberto Maia at Boston Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is currently a three-stripe Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

John has owned and operated his own Jiu Jitsu academy since July 2005 and has been studying Muay Thai kickboxing since 2006 with the trainers at Sityodtong Academy in Somerville, MA.

Professor Connors has dedicated his life to coaching for the last 14 years. He coaches kids and adults in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts.

Below, please find some of Professor Connors’ competition results:

  • 2000 - Gold Medal IBJJF Pan AM Championships as a Blue Belt.
  • 2018 - Gold Medal IBJJF Pan AM Championships Black Belt, Master 5.
  • 2018 - Silver Medal IBJJF No Gi World Championships Black Belt, Master 5.
  • 2019 - Silver Medal IBJJF World Championships Black Belt, Master 5.
  • 2019 - Gold Medal IBJJF Boston Open, Black Belt, Master 5.
  • 2019 - Gold Medal IBJJF Pan AM Championships Black Belt, Master 6.