Coach, Founder

Justin began his training in the martial arts at the age of 14 studying Kenpo Karate.  His obsession with martial arts began with his earliest memories, but his family did not have the resources to continuing his education. So, Justin did what most motivated individuals would do, he got his first job!

5 years later, at the age of 19 Justin earned his first-degree black belt. As he progressed in his training and studying Justin then proceeded to earn his second-degree black belt in Kenpo Karate giving him the passion to learn more about other combat sports.

In his early to mid-20’s Justin trained in boxing and even competed as a division 3 wrestler while attending college at Palomar in San Marcos, CA.

As Justin’s passion grew for knowledge he met Paulo Fernando Agosto who introduced him to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 1999.  As a mentor and close friend of Justin’s still today Sensei Paulo remains his teacher.

Justin has a broad and varied knowledge of the martial arts and grappling.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Sambo, Judo and Catch Wrestling as can all have influences on the style he offers to his students.

While under the watchful eye of Coach Justin the students of Battle Born Jiu Jitsu will get the knowledge they seek to continue them on their personal evolution through the world of single person combat sports.