J.D. is a Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under the legendary Baret Yoshida. He began his training under Master Yoshida in 2007 and is 1 of 3 current students to have ever gone from White belt to Black belt with him. J.D. has a long history with martial arts, starting with Tae Kwon Do at age 5 and continued his training through the years with Kung Fu, Kick Boxing, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts. Coaching Adults and Kids in San Diego since 2009, he brings the traditional values of martial arts: Respect, Honor and Discipline alongside the Baret Submissions curriculum and it has led to several IBJJF World Champion students.