A True Testament

“Those who underestimate Nick would be sadly mistaken, as I have personally witnessed Nick “Submit” opponents much bigger and stronger than he, time and time again, without fail. But what really surprises most who witness this common occurrence, is how easy he makes it look. Nick is a true testament to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, as taught by our Professor Allen Hopkins. Whether Nick is on the mat rolling, or teaching class basic/advanced techniques or self-defense, he is always in the teaching mindset. Nick takes such a humble and gentle approach to instructing the art, in such a way that anyone, regardless of age, athleticism, or level of experience, can understand it. His drive, passion, and dedication to the art is prevalent in everything he does. To be able to train with Nick is a great honor, as he remains a strong asset, role model, and leader within the Brazilian/Gracie Jiu-Jitsu community.”

- Jason Long, Police Officer, Karate Black Belt and a Marine.