Chris was born in the Midwest but has settled into the Central Florida area permanently. He was on his high school wrestling team and continued on to coach and compete in wrestling in the late 1990s.
He discovered Gracie Jiu Jitsu by watching a video of Royce Gracie fighting in the UFC. He immediately sought out a Jiu Jitsu instructor and has continued to train since. Chris is a certified instructor in the Pedro Sauer Association. . When he lived in the Washington, DC area, Chris worked as an instructor and school manager for Pedro Sauer’s main academy.
Chris is dedicated both professionally and personally to the development of Self Defense.