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Sponsored First Roll Athlete

2024 Gi Pans
3rd Place

2023 Nogi Pans

1st place

2023 Nogi Worlds
3rd place

Competitor in:
Ibjjf, sub finisher super fights, & ADCC

Giovanni “ Gio” Rubio

Assistant Coach

Gio Rubio is a dynamic force in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, serving as an Assistant Coach for both Adult and Kids classes. Known for his unwavering work ethic, discipline, and deep-rooted passion for the sport, Gio embodies the essence of a true martial artist. His journey began in March 2021, and since then, he has climbed the ranks to become a proficient Blue Belt with a diverse skill set.

As a professional competitor and a Sponsored First Roll Athlete, Gio’s dedication to Jiu-Jitsu is evident both on and off the competition mats. His specialties range from gi and no-gi techniques to self-defense, sport Jiu-Jitsu, and competition-ready strategies. Gio’s expertise extends to coaching kids, instilling in them not just the technical aspects of Jiu-Jitsu but also the values of hard work, respect, and perseverance.

Among his arsenal of techniques, Gio’s favorite submission is the Choi Bar, showcasing his proficiency in applying both traditional and innovative techniques during rolls and competitions. His passion for the sport goes beyond the academy walls; in his free time, Gio can be found immersed in his Bible, connecting with nature, playing with his beloved dogs, studying and watching Jiu-Jitsu matches, engaging in CrossFit workouts, and lifting weights to further enhance his physical prowess.

A God-loving individual, Gio’s humility, kindness, and dedication to continuous improvement make him a role model for aspiring practitioners and a valuable asset to the Jiu-Jitsu community. Whether he’s competing, coaching, or training, Gio Rubio’s commitment to excellence shines through, inspiring those around him to strive for greatness on and off the mats.

Instructor notes:

Sponsored First Roll Athlete

2024 Gi Pans
3rd Place

2023 Nogi Pans

1st place

2023 Nogi Worlds
3rd place

Competitor in:
Ibjjf, sub finisher super fights, & ADCC

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