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Christopher Konelas, Director/Head Professor

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Christopher Konelas

With over 40 years of experience, Professor Chris began training martial arts at the age of 12 years old in 1974. Studied American Kenpo Karate ( Ed Parker) from 1984-1992. Chris received his Kenpo Black Belt in 1992 after which time he began to explore Jeet Kune Do Concepts under Nationally recognized JKD Full Instructor, Joe Maffie. Around this time of 1992-1994 Professor Chris was introduced to Gracie Jiu-jitsu through Joe Maffie via Rickson Gracie. In 1995 Professor Chris was introduced to Cesar Gracie and was accepted as a student of the internationally known and world famous Gracie Fighter Team. During the period from 1995 to current 2024 he embarked on a lifetime of study, teaching and learning the highly regarded art of Gracie Jiu-jitsu. Professor Chris also spent many years of study in Filipino Kali as well as other combative martial art systems.

Professor Chris has been ranked in the following styles of martial arts:

3rd Degree Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (Cesar Gracie Gracie Fighter Team)
3rd Degree Black Belt American Kenpo Karate
Filipino Kali Associate Instructor
Jeet Kune Do personal trainer
Combative Concepts
Coach and manager pro MMA team

Professor Chris began professionally teaching martial arts to students of all ages and skill levels. He has been teaching since 1990 to current and continues to enjoy learning and growing together with his team of professionals. Helping others find their path in martial arts is what truly motivates and inspires him!

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