Professor Juan Galarza, 1st Degree BJJ Black Belt has been studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 2009.

In 2012 started his training under Karel (Silver Fox) Pravec. He has been an instructor for over 8 years, teaching both adults and children of all levels. His attention to detail while instructing plays a crucial role in the success of even the most beginner students.

In addition to instructing at the academy, Juan is a high-level coach for those who are part of the Silver Fox BJJ competition team; coaching at local and national level tournaments both BJJ and MMA.

His knowledge is not just limited to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as Juan has college wrestling experience and is currently a Professional MMA fighter.

While Juan is dedicated to his career as a professor and a coach, he also has competed and won titles in both Mixed Martial Arts and Professional Grappling.

Below is a list of his accomplishments as a competitor:

Grappling competition results:
– IBJJF Pan Ams bronze medalist
– Men of War super fight winner
– Grapplers quest expert division champion
– Naga expert division champion
– IBJJF New York Open silver medalist
– United Grapplers Association expert division champion

MMA results:
– Amateur record 7-2
– Professional record 1-0
– Ring of Combat 162 Lbs champion
– Gold Medal MMA Champion