Emil started his martial arts journey at a young age and brings over 30 years of training and teaching experience to our program. After training in Kendo, Judo, Boxing, Karate, Wrestling and Krav Maga he started to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2007.
Emil was promoted to Black Belt by BJJ legend Saulo Ribeiro and is a certified instructor under the Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Association as well as a certified Black Belt and Instructor under the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF)
As an active Police Officer, Emil understands the need for self-defense and during his 4 year assignment at the police academy he was assigned as the lead Defensive Tactics Instructor where he taught over 700 police recruits the effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Emil is also a certified Gracie Survival Tactics Instructor for military and law enforcement personnel and is currently assigned to the Tactical Training and Response Unit for his Department.
Emil is an active competitor and trains everyday as if he was preparing for a competition. As a result he has won several championships in area tournaments along with IBJJF Championships. He has fallen in love with the concepts and the “Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle” and wants to spread the philosophy to as many people as he can.