Shaun Gregory

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt

 

For more than 7 years Coach Shaun has been living the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle. Eating clean, studying technique and developing his mentality through the rigors of training. Shaun got his start at renowned MMA gym MTC Windsor under Coach Phil Navarro. He was able to build a strong No Gi game that was well suited to mixed martial arts. During this time he trained no gi and gi with UFC newcomer Kyle Prepolec, T.J. Larmie, former 145 TKO Champion and many other great athletes. After moving from Windsor Shaun was lucky enough to train at a number of different gyms before finding his home at Stratford BJJ. Currently Coach Shaun is a Purple Belt under Professor Ryan O'Shea (IBJJF certified Black Belt under Professor Jorge Britto) who is mentoring Shaun in his development as a BJJ fighter and teacher. Coach Shaun has fallen in love with the more technical side of Gi based Jiu-Jitsu and is actively competing in some of the most prestigious tournaments in Canada. His training is that of a professional athlete. Shaun trains three times at Stratford BJJ, once at Toronto BJJ and has included one session at Adrenaline MMA in the course of a week. As well he lifts weights and performs stair runs three times a week. Since launching theHuron BJJ competitive team roughly a year ago, the team has collected more than 50 medals.  Coach Shaun and the team at Huron BJJ are devoted to their success. It's not just a hobby, it's a way of life.

 

  • Gold -2019-NextGen-Vaughn,Ont.-no-gi-Purple belt

  • Silver-2019-NextGen-Vaughn,Ont.-gi-Purple belt

  • Silver-2019- NextGen-Vaughn, Ont-ABSOLUTE GI-Purple belt

  • Bronze-2019 Ontario Open International Jiu-Jitsu Championships-Purple belt

  • Bronze-2019-NextGen-Niagara Falls in no gi-Purple belt

  • Silver-2019-NextGen-Niagara Falls in gi-Purple belt

  • Gold - 2018 - Jiu Jitsu For Life Annual- Purple belt

  • Gold- 2018 - NextGen-Purple belt                                            

  • Gold-2018 Ontario Open International Jiu-Jitsu Championships -Blue Belt

  • Bronze-2018-NextGen-Niagara Falls-Blue Belt-ABSOLUTE

  • Bronze-2018- NextGen-Niagara Falls-Blue Belt

  • Gold- 2018 Grappling Industries -Toronto,Ont.- Blue  Belt

  • Gold- 2017 Grappling Industries - Blue Belt

  • Bronze-2017 Ontario Open International Jiu-Jitsu Championships -Blue Belt

 

"Just because it's rural out here, doesn't mean we cannot grapple"- Huron BJJ.

 

Our Coaches

Founder of Huron BJJ

For more than 8 years Coach Shaun has been living the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle. Eating clean, studying technique and developing his mentality through the rigors of training. Shaun got his start at renowned MMA gym MTC Windsor. He was able to build a strong No Gi game that was well suited to mixed martial arts. During this time he trained no gi and gi with UFC newcomer Kyle Prepolec, T.J. Larmie, former 145 TKO Champion and many other great athletes. After receiving his purple belt in 2018 at the Jiu Jitsu For Life Head Quarters (Toronto BJJ)  by Jorge Britto and Ryan O'Shea (IBJJF certified Black Belts -Stratford BJJ), he knew this would be a life long journey. Coach Shaun has fallen in love with the more technical side of Gi based Jiu-Jitsu and is actively competing in some of the most prestigious tournaments in Canada. His training is that of a professional athlete. He trains at Toronto BJJ 1-2 times a week, Stratford BJJ 2-3 times a week and at Huron BJJ 8-10 times while teaching more than 20 classes as well. Shaun launched the kids and adult Huron BJJ competitive team two years ago, since then, they've collected more than 150 medals. Three of those being provincial champions. In 2019, Shaun cornered his first MMA pro fight for Huron BJJ's head boxing instructor Joel Paquette at the Prospect Fighting Championships PFC 11: Knockout Kidney Disease. Along with years of martial arts experience, Shaun also is a St. Clair College graduate. He received a diploma in journalism in 2015. As well as a one year graduating certificate for Media Convergence at St. Clair College. 

Achievements

Purple Belt

2020 

     Gold-Toronto-Grappling Industries- ABSOLUTE-gi

     Gold-Toronto-Grappling Industries-advanced no-gi

     Gold-Adult-Toronto-Jiu-Jitsu For Life Team Annual-gi

     Gold-Adult-Toronto-Jiu-Jitsu For Life Team Annual-ABSOLUTE -gi-

     Silver-Toronto-Abu Dhabi National Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship-gi

2019

  • Gold - London Open - gi

  • Silver - London Open - absolute gi 

  • Gold - Toronto International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship - no gi

  • Bronze - Toronto International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship - gi

  • Silver - Toronto International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship - Absolute gi

  • Gold - NextGen - Vaughn - no gi

  • Silver - NextGen - Vaughn - gi

  • Silver - NextGen - Vaughn - absolute gi

  • Bronze - Ontario Open International Jiu-Jitsu Championships  - gi

  • Bronze - NextGen - Niagara Falls - gi

  • Silver - NextGen - Niagara Falls - gi

2018

  • Gold - Jiu Jitsu For Life Annual - gi

  • Gold - NextGen - gi

Blue Belt

2018

  • Gold - Ontario Open International Jiu-Jitsu Championships - gi

  • Bronze - NextGen-Niagara Falls - absolute gi

  • Bronze - NextGen-Niagara Falls - gi

  • Gold - Grappling Industries - Toronto - gi

2017

  • Gold - Grappling Industries - gi

  • Bronze - Ontario Open International Jiu-Jitsu Championships - gi

This man has had his hands in the MMA, boxing, and Brazilian jiu jitsu scene for the last two decades. The hometown Goderich professional MMA fighter is well known for his striking abilities especially in the cage. And his record shows. Joel went undefeated as an amateur MMA fighter with a 5-0 record. As a pro MMA fighter, he's currently 2-2. With his last win Sept 28, 2019 at the Knockout Kidney event In London put on by Prospect Fighting. He dominated his opponent with heavy strikes and at once landed a liver shot sending him to the canvas. Punching is what Joel knows. He explains detail that all experienced and beginners understand. Boxing is broken down to a science with him. Sign up for his classes they are something you don't want to miss. Joel is a local fire fighter and has been lifting weights and training in the gym for 20 years. He's a sponsored athlete for Blue Star Nutraceuticals. Joel is an absolute animal and is everything Huron BJJ is about.  These classes are high intensity, fat burning and best of all. You are learning hand to hand combat. Come punch things!

Dan Barsky

Brazilian jiu jitsu, judo and wrestling instructor

If you know anything about takedowns, trips or throws, Dan AKA judo Dan Barsky is a specialist in all those above.  Starting his martial arts career nearly 20 years ago, he brings an abundance of knowledge to the Huron Bjj mats. Dan is originally from Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts. This where he received his IBBJF certified Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu jitsu. A feat not many people reach. He is also a brown belt in Judo. He is a nurse by trade and it shows and comes in very handy in safety situations. He explains the aspect of martial arts in precises detail that all beginners and advance students understand. When Dan walked in the doors our take downs definitely grew drastically.

   

 

Head boxing instructor

Joel Paquette

Accomplishments
Sambo

Former Team Canada member. 2X New York Open champion

Wrestling

Canadian International Wrestling Festival 95kg Champion

Judo

Former national and provincial team.

Provincial Champion and 3rd place nationals brown/black belt. Hatashita International tournament 2nd and 3rd place. Royal Military College Open Champion.

Shaun Garrity

 

 

 

 

 

Ottawa international Open

-Purple Ultra Heavyweight Champion, 2nd place absolute

-SAU Ottawa Purple Ultra heavyweight champion, Absolute closed with teammate Competed at IBJJF Worlds as Blue belt 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Lee Coates

Head yoga instructor 

Coach Lee will be taking the lead in our yoga department. He’s an absolute savage in life. He currently has his RYT 200 yoga certification and is a certified trainer.Fitness is coach Lee’s life. He ran a 24 hour marathon 136 km Tally in the Valley and placed third last year. He bikes 10 hours, runs 10 hours and cross trains all week long. Our coaches our asked to be training savages who give their all until the wheels fall off. Lee you definitely makes the cut my man by a long shot.This is a very exciting time for us. Yoga is such a crucial fitness to help the body perform at its best.

Yoga goes hand in hand in any physical sport especially Brazilian jiu jitsu and boxing.
Yoga teaches you to maintain calmness in a stressful situation, which can help you reverse any bad position in Jiu-Jitsu. OXYGEN FLOW — Learn to manage the flow of oxygen that comes into your body and use breathing to manage stress and recover. Yoga stretches your muscles, moves your organs, and drains your lymph.






 

Huron Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

199 Anglesea St

parking and entrance around back, off Wolfe Street

519-567-0094 or 519-955-1109

www.huronbjj.com

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