Sam Katsuras was the first sponsored athlete and someone who I can rely on to run the gym while I am away. Sam never wants an easy match and is always looking to compete against the best guys no matter age, belt or size.
Steve Shipinkas – Brown Belt
Steve Shipinkas was first to dominate the blue belt scene and win just about every tournament and always shows up to class to put in the work. When another local gym approached me and asked if I had someone to help teach once a week Steve was the first person I recommended and the feed back from the owner has been nothing but positive.
Christiann McClean – Purple Belt
Christiann McClean shows up every day and stays late after everyone has gone home. He is very well know in the Toronto Jiu Jitsu scene as the guy who goes to every tournament, whether it is a world championship or a 2 man basement tournament, Christiann will be there.
Greenwood Jiu Jitsu sponsorship program isn’t just for great competitors. We also like to assist people who are willing to help the team in other ways such as being a good training partner for my competition team or helping clean the gym.
Greenwood Jiu Jitsu is always willing to help someone from a low income family or had a hard life and is looking for some place to come train and forget about life for a few hours. Spaces are limited so they only come to those that work hard and give no excuses.