Justin Curtis –
Justin began competing in freestyle wrestling at the age of six, winning numerous local and state level tournaments. After high school he missed competing in and training for sports, Justin began training Shoot fighting, Kali, and Jeet Kune Do under Jason Winkle and eventually began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Jack McVicker in Terre Haute, IN. Using his love for competition and a natural grappler Justin excelled in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, placing on the National Level multiple times, winning large tournaments like Naga and Grappler’s Quest as well as the Indiana State Championships.
About the same time he earned his Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu he began competing in Mixed Martial Arts. To quote Justin “I never was a tough guy or a fighter, I just wanted to see if I could use Jiu-Jitsu while some one was trying to punch me”. Justin has amassed a 13-4 record with nine of his wins by submission.
A big believer in cross training and taking what is useful Justin has and continues to cross train and earn rank in multiple disciplines Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under James Clingerman, Assistant Instructor in Jeet Kune Do, Assistant Instructor in Kali, Brown Belt in Hapkido, Brown Belt in Martial Concepts Hybrid Grappling, Level 4 Martial Concepts Ring Fighting.
Also a devoted fitness “buff” Justin is a certified Personal Trainer under both the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise.