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.

 

Shaun Garrity

Owner/ Operator

Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach
 

Coach Shaun lives the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle. Eating clean, studying technique and developing his mentality through the rigours 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. Shaun received his brown belt in 2021 from Jorge Britto (head coach Toronto BJJ) and Ryan O'Shea (owner Stratford BJJ). Shaun is actively training at Jiu Jitsu For Life HQ Toronto BJJ alongside other Ontario gyms to continue learning. 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. 

Achievements

Purple Belt

  • Gold – 2020 Grappling Industries - absolute - gi

  • Gold - 2020 Grappling Industries - advanced no-gi

  • Gold – 2020 Jiu-Jitsu For Life Team Annual-gi

  • Gold - 2020 Jiu-Jitsu For Life Team Annual-ABSOLUTE -gi-

  • Silver – 2020 Toronto-Abu Dhabi National Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship-gi

  • Gold – 2019 London Open - gi

  • Silver – 2019 London Open - absolute gi 

  • Gold – 2019 Toronto International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship - no gi

  • Bronze – 2019 Toronto International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship - gi

  • Silver – 2019 Toronto International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship - Absolute gi

  • Gold – 2019 NextGen - no gi

  • Silver – 2019 NextGen - gi

  • Silver – 2019 NextGen - absolute gi

  • Bronze – 2019 Ontario Open International Jiu-Jitsu Championships - gi

  • Bronze – 2019 NextGen - gi

  • Silver -2019  NextGen – gi

  • Gold – 2018 Jiu Jitsu For Life Annual – gi

  • Gold – 2018 NextGen - gi

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Blue Belt

  • Gold – 2018 Ontario Open International Jiu-Jitsu Championships - gi

  • Bronze – 2018 NextGen - absolute gi

  • Bronze – 2018 NextGen - gi

  • Gold – 2017 Grappling Industries – gi

  • Bronze – 2017 Ontario Open International Jiu-Jitsu Championships - gi

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Joel Paquette

Head boxing instructor

This man has had his hands in the MMA, boxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jiutsu 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 sponsored athlete for Blue Star Nutraceuticals. These classes are high intensity, fat burning and best of all you are learning hand to hand combat.

Dan Barsky

Brazilian JiuJitsu coach
 

If you know anything about takedowns, trips or throws, Dan AKA Judo Dan Barsky is a specialist in all the above. Starting his martial arts career nearly 20 years ago, he brings an abundance of knowledge to the Huron BJJ mats. Dan has a brown belt in Judo and his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Achievements

 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • 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 

 

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.

 

Wrestling

  • Canadian International Wrestling Festival 95kg Champion.

 

Sambo

  • Former Team Canada member.

  • 2X New York Open champion.

Lee Coates

Yoga Instructor

Lee owns and operator Dark Horse Yoga & Coaching. He currently has his RYT 200 yoga certification and is a certified trainer.