Coach Dwight is Patriot Jiu-Jitsu’s head instructor and father of 4 young children. He is a US Marine Corps infantry veteran and lifelong martial artist, with nearly 15 years of combat martial arts including Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing and the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. He also spent 5 years playing club soccer and professional basketball under the VBF(Vietnam Basketball Federation). His passion for developing strength, movement and martial arts practice is contagious and will bring out the athlete in every one of his students.
Coach Dwight is a Six Blades Academy competitor under Professor Xande Ribeiro and has a strong passion for teaching kids the important life lessons he’s learned through his journey in martial arts. Prior to opening his own academy in Southern Utah, Coach Dwight had the amazing opportunity to work with the highest level of athletic performance coaches in La Quinta, CA and believes coaching children in movement and mindset to be one of the highest callings a coach can have. “Children are our future.” He says, “If we care about changing the future, it starts with our children.” We welcome all new students with a free consult, private lesson and trial class to get started. Come feel the vibe by booking your free lesson below!
What People Are Saying
Top notch instruction and an amazing family like atmosphere. I found out that all the “hype” about Jiu-Jitsu is real. It really is one of the best things you can spend your time doing.
I found a gym that does everything, more than I wanted. I am in better shape than I was in my twenties. Dwight built a community that goes the extra mile to make each other better.
Patriot Jiu-Jitsu is different because there is an emphasis on discipline and community, which has been a stark contrast to other academies in the area. It has changed my life.