Professor Hoss Zahiri

From the moment I first grappled with my brother, I was hooked. I became passionate about mastering this sport and becoming the best I could be. What especially appealed to me about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was the knowledge that through skill and training I could defend myself from vulnerable positions against much larger and stronger individuals. I’ve been training since April 2005, receiving my black belt in October 2016.

My teaching philosophy consists of instilling the core concepts and techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in beginners to ensure they develop a strong foundation. From there, new learners can develop their own unique styles and approaches. For novice and more advanced practitioners, I like to work on enforcing technical proficiency as well as developing an attack-style mentality. This includes attacking from both top and bottom positions, as well as focusing on the principles of base, balance, posture and leverage.