Nick Varkatzas

Nick holds a black belt under Bruno Paulista and has been training, competing, and coaching jiu jitsu for nearly 10 years.  He is up to date on current/modern techniques but puts a strong emphasis on fundamentals, physical conditioning, flexibility, as well the psychological aspects of training and competing.  He is currently studying Kinesiology with a concentration in physical education and sports psychology at CSUF.  In recent years he has shifted his focus away from competition and moved towards coaching, with a philosophy of developing his athletes not just physically but holistically in order to maximize the benefits of their jiu jitsu training.