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Head Instructor

Professor Johnny started training jiu jitsu when he was 15 and now holds the rank of First degree black belt.

After reaching the rank of brown belt under Jeff Messina at Revolution Dojo, he moved to California where he trained under and was promoted to black belt by Gui and Rafa Mendes. 

"Getting to play a small part in students development on and off the mat has always been special to me. I don't think there's any better tool to bring the best out in people than the sport of jiu jitsu."

In addition to his accomplishments in jiu jitsu, Johnny is an Eagle Scout, graduated Cum Laude from the University of Houston, and is a proud father and husband. 

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liberatus jiu jitsu fulshear - michelle naranjo



Michelle gained experience working at Art of Jiu Jitsu in California, and quickly came to love that side of jiu jitsu.


"I think it's so important to make sure everyone who comes into the gym feels comfortable and seen, especially when it's their first time trying jiu jitsu. I love being the person who gets to meet all the students and help them have the best experience possible."


After leaving that role so she could care for their daughter, she's excited to return to work alongside her husband and grow a community in Fulshear. 

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