Chris has been training BJJ since 2012 and has been studying under Professor Steve Hordinski since 2014. He started with a focus on combatives and self defense, and has since developed a love for exploring the art. He loves to test the technical fundamentals against all styles of training. A particular theme that resonates with Chris is the correlation between Christian discipleship and being a Martial Artist, and that is the challenge to be better today than you were yesterday. Chris spends his time away from the academy working at Lockheed Martin and enjoying time with his wife Rebecca, and kids Evan and Clara.