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John (JJ) Hewitt

Instructor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Functional Self-Defense

JJ has been training, competing and teaching Martial Arts for over 20 years now. His  journey has taken him from Aikido to Wing Chun, and from Jeet Kun Do to the modern, functional arts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Thai Boxing. After several years of competing, he realized his real joy comes from coaching, teaching and helping others discover their potential. He continues to train at Portland's oldest MMA and BJJ academy, teaches BJJ at his own gym and runs Defensive Tactics Classes and women's self defense clinics at various locations. At Reed, JJ also teaches Functional Self-Defense.