About Us

Martial Arts have played a significant role in my life for as long as I can remember. Beginning at age four, I was immersed in the arts and have dedicated a lifetime to training. Aside from Martial Arts, I have a Bachelor's Degree from Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL and obtained my Master's Degree in International Business Management in Heidelberg, Germany.

While establishing a career as a Project Manager/Consultant, I worked for some of the largest construction companies in the country. Despite a demanding work schedule I continued training, teaching and traveling for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, making lifelong friends during the process.

Thank you to our friends, family and residents of Ponte Vedra Beach for expressing interest in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I am excited for the future and honored to serve this community. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu changes lives and I am humbled to be able to share what I've learned throughout the years. I look forward to helping you reach your highest potential on the mats and beyond.

John Manis Jr

  • IBJJF Certified Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
  • Tae Kwon Do 2nd Degree Black Belt
  • Muay Thai Practitioner
  • CF-L1
  • CF-Kids
  • CF-Olympic Weightlifting
  • CF-Strongman