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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.




Welcome to Huron BJJ in Goderich, where our instructors possess a wealth of knowledge amassed through decades of dedicated training in the arts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, judo, wrestling, and boxing. This abundance of expertise ensures that anyone who joins our academy will gain a significant advantage in the world of grappling.

At our grappling school, we prioritize creating a fun and safe environment for all our students. Our instructors not only provide classes that deliver full-body workouts but also impart highly effective self-defense skills that are applicable in a wide range of real-world situations.

With a strong foundation in various martial arts, our instructors bring a unique blend of techniques and insights to the mat. They guide students through comprehensive training sessions, sharing their expertise and helping them develop the physical and mental fortitude necessary for success.

Whether you are a beginner looking to embark on your martial arts journey or a seasoned practitioner seeking to refine your grappling skills, our academy offers a supportive and inclusive community that encourages growth and progress. We believe in fostering a positive and collaborative atmosphere where students can thrive and push their boundaries.

Come join us at Huron BJJ and experience the transformative power of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and other martial arts. Unleash your potential, enhance your fitness, and gain invaluable self-defense skills, all within a dynamic and engaging training environment.


Head instructor

Introducing Coach Shaun, an embodiment of the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle. He lives and breathes clean eating, meticulous technique study, and relentless training, forging a formidable mindset. Shaun's journey began in 2012 at the renowned MMA gym, MTC Windsor, where he honed his No Gi skills, perfectly suited for the world of mixed martial arts.


In 2021, Shaun reached a momentous milestone, earning his brown belt under the esteemed tutelage of Jorge Britto (head coach of Toronto BJJ) and Ryan O'Shea (owner of Stratford BJJ). Fueling his hunger for growth, Shaun actively trains at Jiu Jitsu For Life HQ, Toronto BJJ, and other prominent Ontario gyms, continuously seeking new challenges to refine his craft.

Shaun's unwavering dedication and outstanding abilities have garnered sponsorship from industry leaders such as @hyperflycanada.


For Shaun, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is more than just a passion—it is a way of life. He firmly believes that our gym will leave an indelible mark on your journey, irrespective of age, size, or background. This transformative sport has the power to enhance both physical prowess and mental fortitude.

In addition to his unwavering commitment to the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle,


Coach Shaun has achieved remarkable feats in the competitive arena:

  • Crowned 1x Ontario Open International Jiu-Jitsu Champion at black/brown belt No Gi in 2021.

  • Secured 2x Ontario Open International Jiu-Jitsu Championship titles in the gi, conquering brown belt in 2021 and blue belt in 2017.

  • Emerged as a victorious 1x IBJJF Open Champion in No Gi at purple belt.

  • Celebrated a GOLD medal triumph at the prestigious Abu Dhabi National Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship as a brown belt in 2022.

  • Distinguished himself as a 2x silver medalist at the Abu Dhabi National Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship, displaying exceptional skills as a brown belt in 2021 and purple belt in 2019.

  • Reigns as a 2x London Open champion in the gi, earning gold medals in purple belt in 2019 and brown belt in 2022.

  • Clinched double gold medals at the Next Gen Toronto in gi brown belt and No Gi brown/black belt categories in 2022.

Shaun's remarkable achievements testify to his skill, unwavering determination, and exceptional expertise in the world of Jiu-Jitsu. As a cherished member of our team, Coach Shaun leads by example, inspiring students to tap into their full potential and conquer the realm of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Owner / Operator

Meet Sarah Garrity, the driving force behind our gym's success. In 2017, Sarah, alongside her husband Shaun Garrity, founded this gym with a vision to create a thriving community of athletes. While Shaun takes charge of coaching, Sarah assumes a pivotal role behind the scenes, ensuring that everything runs seamlessly.

From managing memberships and payments to handling customer relations and social media, Sarah wears many hats to keep our gym operating smoothly. She takes care of the nitty-gritty details, from cleaning and maintaining the facility to ensuring that our team members are outfitted in proper uniforms. Her dedication and hard work ensure that our athletes can focus on their training and competition.

But Sarah's contributions extend beyond the gym walls. At tournaments, she plays a vital role in ensuring our competitors' days run seamlessly. From coordinating logistics to providing support and encouragement, Sarah's presence is invaluable. Her meticulous attention to detail and organizational skills ensure that our athletes have the best possible experience.

With four active children of her own, who are also involved in the gym, Sarah understands the importance of fostering a supportive environment for families. She recognizes the unique needs of each member and goes above and beyond to address any questions or concerns. If you ever have inquiries or require assistance, Sarah is the person to reach out to. Her warm and friendly demeanor, coupled with her deep knowledge of our operations, make her an invaluable resource.

Behind every successful gym, there is a dedicated and passionate individual like Sarah. Her unwavering commitment and tireless efforts ensure that our gym continues to thrive.



Dan Barsky
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Allow us to introduce Dan, also known as Judo Dan Barsky, a true specialist in takedowns, trips, and throws. His expertise in these areas is unmatched. But that's not all - Dan is equally exceptional in all aspects of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. From guard passing to playing guard, he is a master of BJJ techniques. We are incredibly fortunate to have such a prestigious lifelong martial artist among us, helping us all improve.

With nearly two decades of martial arts experience, Dan brings a wealth of knowledge to the Huron BJJ mats. He holds a brown belt in Judo and has achieved the esteemed rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, showcasing his dedication and proficiency in both disciplines.


Dan's journey in martial arts has been adorned with numerous accomplishments:

  • London Open gold medalist in the brown/black gi division in 2022.

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Ottawa International Open - Purple Ultra Heavyweight Champion and 2nd place in the absolute division.

  • SAU Ottawa Purple Ultra Heavyweight Champion, with a closed-out absolute division alongside his teammate.

  • Competitor at the IBJJF Worlds as a blue belt.

  • Former national and provincial team member in Judo.

  • Provincial Champion and 3rd place at nationals in the brown/black belt division.

  • Hatashita International tournament 2nd and 3rd place finisher.

  • Royal Military College Open Champion.

  • Wrestling Canadian International Wrestling Festival 95kg Champion.

  • Former Team Canada member in Sambo.

  • 2x New York Open champion.

Dan's remarkable achievements are a testament to his skill, determination, and competitive spirit. As a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a brown belt in Judo, he brings a comprehensive understanding of grappling and throws to our academy. His guidance and expertise inspire us to strive for greatness both on and off the mats.


Having Dan as part of our team is a privilege, and his commitment to sharing his knowledge helps us all elevate our skills. Join us at Huron BJJ and embark on a martial arts journey under the guidance of a true martial arts master.


Yudell Jimanez
Wrestling Instructor

Introducing Yudell Jimanez, our esteemed wrestling instructor at Huron BJJ in Goderich. With an unparalleled wealth of experience and a remarkable track record, Yudell is undeniably one of Canada's most experienced and decorated wrestling coaches. His impressive career spans over 30 years, making him a true authority in the field.

Yudel Herrera Jimenez possesses an exceptional background that sets him apart. He holds a University degree in coaching, showcasing his commitment to developing athletes to their fullest potential. Remarkably, he wrestled on the Cuban national team for four years, a testament to his exceptional skill and dedication. Even the previous Goderich wrestling coach couldn't help but express admiration, stating, "It's unbelievable for a small town such as ours to have such world-class expertise."

Having started wrestling at the tender age of five, Yudell brings a vast grappling background that will undoubtedly elevate our stand-up game to unprecedented levels. His knowledge and techniques are poised to take us to new heights, providing an unparalleled learning experience for both beginners and advanced students alike.

Yudell's major accomplishments speak volumes about his prowess in the wrestling world. He has secured the title of four-time national Cuban champion and has emerged victorious in numerous provincial championships in both Greco and freestyle wrestling. Additionally, he has claimed first place at a dozen provincial wrestling tournaments in Cuba, further solidifying his dominance in the sport.

We invite you to join Yudell's classes every Thursday at 8:15 pm. Whether you are just starting your wrestling journey or seeking to refine your skills, this is an exceptional opportunity. All gyms are welcome to participate, as Yudell's classes cater to students of all levels. Embrace the chance to learn from a true wrestling master and witness the transformation of your grappling abilities.


Jason Driver

Boxing Instructor

Introducing Jason Driver, a dedicated boxing instructor with over 8 years of training experience. With his infectious energy and technical expertise, Jason brings a dynamic and informative approach to his classes. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced student, his sessions are designed to benefit all skill levels.

Jason's passion lies in teaching the fundamentals of boxing. He takes pride in breaking down the techniques and ensuring that every student grasps the core principles of the sport. Not only does he focus on the basics, but he also introduces new and intricate combinations to enhance our hand skills and overall boxing proficiency.

If you're seeking an intense workout that will leave you drenched in sweat, Jason's classes are not to be missed. He is renowned for his high-energy warm-ups, incorporating a mix of squat/lunge circuits, fast feet drills, and burpees. Be prepared to push your limits and experience the thrill of an invigorating training session.

In addition to his expertise in boxing, Jason has ventured into the world of competitive combat sports. Three years ago, he participated in an amateur boxing match, emerging victorious with a devastating knockout. Furthermore, he holds an IBJJF certified blue belt, showcasing his dedication and commitment to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Join Jason's classes on Wednesdays at 8:45 pm and immerse yourself in a dynamic boxing experience. Discover the art of the sweet science, challenge your physical limits, and enjoy the camaraderie of a supportive training environment. Jason's classes offer an opportunity to grow, both as a boxer and as an individual. Don't miss out on the chance to train with a passionate and skilled instructor.


Jesse McKone
Muay Thai / Boxing Instructor

Meet Coach Jesse McKone, our highly skilled Muay Thai instructor with 7 years of experience. Jesse's martial arts journey began in 2016 under the guidance of Kru Joe at Fifth Round in Stratford. With his comprehensive knowledge and expertise, he is the ideal coach for both beginners and advanced strikers.

Jesse's teaching style resembles that of a professor, systematically breaking down techniques from the fundamentals to more advanced aspects. His classes are structured to provide a solid foundation while also challenging students to expand their skill sets. With Jesse as your coach, you can expect a meticulous and progressive approach to learning Muay Thai.

Continuing his quest for knowledge, Jesse has attended numerous striking seminars led by Muay Thai legends such as Suphachai "Saenchai" Saepong, 7-time world champion Liam Harrison, and 14-time world champion John Wayne Parr. He has also had the privilege of training with Ajahn Burklark and Anuwat Kaewsamrit, the Thai fighter with the longest winning streak. This exposure to elite practitioners further enhances Jesse's expertise in Muay Thai.

Not limited to coaching, Jesse has actively participated in the world of professional MMA camps, gaining invaluable experience and sharpening his skills. Currently, he has fought as an amateur 12 times in Muay Thai, showcasing his dedication to the sport.

You can join Jesse's Muay Thai class every Monday at 8:45pm, Boxing class every Tuesday at 8:00pm and Advanced sparring class on Friday at 8:00pm at Huron BJJ in Goderich. Whether you're just starting your Muay Thai journey or looking to refine your striking abilities, Jesse's guidance and expertise will help you achieve your goals. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from a seasoned practitioner and elevate your Muay Thai skills to new heights.


Nancy Hamelin
Women's only Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Introducing Nancy Hamelin, our esteemed women's only instructor with 5 years of experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Nancy holds an IBJJF-certified blue belt and has established herself as a respected practitioner in the BJJ community.

Nancy's journey in BJJ has been marked by significant accomplishments, including her title as the Ontario Open Blue Belt Champion at the Ontario Open International Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Her dedication to the art extends beyond competition, as she devotes considerable time to studying and deepening her knowledge of BJJ.

Known for her technical prowess, Nancy excels in the intricacies of Jiu-Jitsu. Her classes are designed to empower women and place a strong emphasis on fundamental techniques. By focusing on the core aspects of BJJ, Nancy's classes have garnered acclaim and quickly become a favorite among students.

Join Nancy's classes to experience the transformative power of BJJ in an environment exclusively dedicated to women. Learn from her expertise and cultivate a solid foundation in the art of Jiu-Jitsu. Nancy's passion for the sport and her commitment to teaching make her the ideal instructor for women who aspire to excel in the world of BJJ.

You can find Nancy teaching our women's only program on Monday and Wednesday at 7:00pm. 


SK Fenton
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and
Active Recovery Instructor

SK Fenton is an accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) practitioner and IBJJF-certified purple belt. With five years of dedicated training, SK has become a prominent figure in the BJJ community. She is the 2021 Ontario Open Blue Belt Gi Champion and the blue belt no-gi GTA Classic Champion of the same year. SK also won a silver medal at the Ontario Open 2023 in the purple belt gi division.


As an instructor, SK possesses a deep understanding of BJJ's technical aspects, including guard play, passing techniques, and takedowns. Her classes are welcoming and inclusive, making them suitable for both women and men. SK's expertise in breaking down fundamental concepts enables all students, regardless of their skill level, to thrive in their BJJ journey. She is an inspiring role model for women in martial arts.


Beyond her own practice, SK actively studies BJJ, seeking continuous growth. Her commitment extends to her family, with both of her children also training in BJJ. SK's ability to balance multiple responsibilities serves as an inspiration to other women.


Join SK's classes every Sunday at 10 am for adult gi training. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced practitioner, SK's classes cater to all skill levels. She provides valuable insights and tools to help students progress and reach new heights in their BJJ training. In addition to BJJ classes, SK offers specialized movement classes that focus on joint strength and injury prevention. These sessions promote flexibility, mobility, and overall health by emphasizing blood flow to often-overlooked areas of the body. Each class concludes with a soothing yoga session led by SK, creating a well-rounded experience that leaves participants feeling energized and refreshed.


Dawson Currie
Teen / Youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Introducing Dawson Currie, a remarkable member of our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym for over a year now. In addition to earning his blue belt, Dawson actively competes and brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to his role within our community.

Beyond his involvement as a competitor, Dawson serves as the Lead crisis responder at Victim Services for Huron Perth, where he acts as a dedicated advocate for victims, witnesses, and survivors. He utilizes his competitive background to provide unique insights and understanding, allowing him to effectively support individuals during challenging times.

As the head coach of our teen program, Dawson shares his competitive expertise, inspiring young practitioners to excel both on and off the mats. His firsthand experience in competition helps shape their mindset, teaching them the importance of resilience, discipline, and sportsmanship.

Furthermore, Dawson's commitment extends to assisting with our youth programs, where he imparts his knowledge and passion for martial arts. By sharing his competitive journey, he instills a sense of determination and a drive for continuous improvement in our youngest members.

Dawson Currie's active involvement as a competitor, coupled with his dedication to victim services and coaching, sets him apart as an exceptional member of our community. His ability to empathize, motivate, and support others showcases the true essence of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a transformative art.

Whether you seek guidance in competition, support in challenging circumstances, or instruction on the mats, don't hesitate to reach out to Dawson Currie. With his diverse skill set and unwavering commitment, he is a valuable resource for anyone seeking growth and development in our gym.


Wyatt Carey
Teen / Youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Introducing Wyatt Carey, our esteemed youth BJJ coach and certified IBJJF blue belt. With almost 3 years of experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wyatt brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for martial arts to the mat.

In addition to his BJJ journey, Wyatt has been actively involved in sports throughout his life, currently pursuing a hockey career as part of the Seaforth Cents hockey team. In 2022, the team achieved a remarkable milestone by winning the W.O.A.A. Sr. AA Championship, a testament to Wyatt's dedication and commitment to excellence.

As a youth BJJ coach, Wyatt's leadership and positive influence are greatly admired by our young students. Many children look up to him, not only for his success in hockey but also for his expertise in BJJ. Wyatt serves as an exceptional role model, inspiring young athletes to pursue their dreams both on and off the mat.

With his exceptional coaching skills and extensive experience, Wyatt guides and supports our youth BJJ students on their martial arts journey. He is an excellent leader, providing valuable mentorship and guidance to help them develop their skills and reach their full potential. Wyatt's ability to connect with youth and teens makes him an influential figure in their lives.

Join Wyatt's classes to benefit from his extensive knowledge and experience. Under his guidance, you will receive top-notch coaching, learn essential BJJ techniques, and gain valuable life lessons. Wyatt's commitment to excellence and his role as a mentor make him an invaluable asset to our youth program.


Jeff Hakkers
Youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Introducing Jeff Hakkers, our dedicated youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach and a valued member of our team. With nearly two years of personal BJJ experience and over a year of assisting with the kids' program, Jeff brings his passion for martial arts and a wealth of knowledge to our youth classes.

One of Jeff's notable qualities is his commitment to attending morning classes, making him a familiar face for students who join those sessions. This allows for ample one-on-one time with the head coach, ensuring personalized attention and guidance. Jeff's consistent presence and dedication create a supportive environment for our young practitioners to thrive.

Jeff's involvement with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu began when his two children enrolled at Huron BJJ. Witnessing the positive impact it had on them, Jeff decided to join the BJJ journey himself. His firsthand experience as a parent and his understanding of the benefits of BJJ for children make him a compassionate and understanding coach.

Outside of the gym, Jeff showcases his culinary skills as the head cook at the local Boston Pizza. Known for his ability to whip up a mean pizza, Jeff brings his creativity and attention to detail to every aspect of his life, including coaching our youth athletes.

Jeff's dedication to his family is evident through his wife Laurie's active involvement in supporting gym events. As a family man, Jeff values the community aspect of our gym and strives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone.

Join Jeff's youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes and benefit from his experience, dedication, and passion for teaching. Under his guidance, your children will not only learn the art of BJJ but also develop valuable life skills and become part of a supportive martial arts community.


Dan Ward
Youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor

Introducing Dan Ward, our dedicated youth BJJ instructor and passionate practitioner. Dan holds the rank of white belt and brings a diverse background and numerous certifications to his role.


With a range of interests and certifications, including aqua fit, paddleboard yoga, and being a record producer, Dan's experiences contribute to his well-rounded approach to teaching BJJ. He has trained on and off over the years, exploring both the traditional and sport sides of the discipline.


Despite being one of the oldest veterans in the sport, Dan's competitive spirit remains strong. He has already competed twice this year, demonstrating his commitment to personal growth and pushing his limits.


We consider ourselves fortunate to have Dan as part of our team. He brings a unique blend of happiness and sternness to his coaching style, creating an environment that fosters growth and development. Dan's dedication to our program contributes to its continuous expansion.


Join Dan's classes to experience his passion for BJJ and his ability to inspire young practitioners. His diverse background, combined with his infectious enthusiasm, adds a dynamic touch to his instruction, providing a well-rounded and engaging learning experience.

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