- I have been training different forms of martial arts since I was 6.
- I have lost over 40 pounds since beginning Jiu-Jitsu.
- A majority of my closest friends have been made through martial arts.
My name is Jake Shefts, and I am a 25 year old martial artist that has been practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the past 5 years and instructing kids classes and assisting adult classes for the last 2. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a non-striking self-defense martial art that has been rapidly growing in interest the past few years. I believe that every single person that has tried the sport has been touched in some way or another. Jiu-Jitsu stimulates consistency, personal development, health, confidence, and is one of the worlds most effective forms of self defense. These are the things that Jiu-Jitsu has brought me, but there is nothing that I enjoy more than sitting around after class, sharing techniques and laughing. I have been hooked to this sport for life and there is nothing I desire more than to share that love with the rest of the world.