Quality over Quantity
Jason Gagnon - Owner and Head Instructor
The head instructor of Genesis Martial Arts, 1 of the few BJJ black belts under the legendary Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles. 2 x World Bronze medalist at the black belt level (IBJJF - Master 1), European Champion, 2 X American National Champion, and Asian Open Champion (to name a few of Jasons titles) - Jason is considered one of the top Canadians on the international BJJ scene; still actively competing on the world stage. Jason is a passionate, experienced and technical instructor. He regularly gives seminars around the world when he not training and teaching full time at Genesis.
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Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles - Affiliation Chief Instructor
Considered the best featherweight in the decade and to be among the best pound for pound jiu-jitsu competitors in the world. Cobrinha is a 1st degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Fernando “Terere” Augusto and a member of Alliance Jiu-Jitsu. Cobrinha has won a total of nine world championship titles in Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a black belt in the featherweight (or lightweight) category. He started training BJJ in 2000, received his black belt in 2005, and has since won nearly every World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in which he has competed – a total of eight. He is known for his attacking style of jiu-jitsu and, in particular, for his guard. His guard was voted the best Guard of the Decade by fellow World Champions in Gracie Magazine. Cobrinha is also a 3 x ADCC Champion, and recently became the first man to complete the "Super" Grand Slam (Conquering gold medals at all 5 major tournaments in a single year.)
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Lloyd Handy - Owner/Instructor
Lloyd Handy is a BJJ brown belt under Jason Gagnon and Cobrinha. An avid competitor, with multiple IBJJF Titles and medals from prestigious tournaments like Europeans and American Nationals. Lloyd is very technical BJJ player, and foundation of our club.
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