Meet the Team at World Jiu-Jitsu Academy
The World Jiu-Jitsu Academy team of junior coaches are an integral part of the World Jiu-Jitsu Academy experience. Sensei Sean has personally instructed every coach at the facility to assure the quality of instruction he is dedicated to imparting to all of his students.
Coach Izzy is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and an accomplished Martial Artist, with additional training in Wrestling/Judo, Kickboxing and MuayThai. She has competed locally and furthers her education by training directly under Sensei Sean Kilgus. Coach Izzy is one of two head coaches for our kid’s program, specializing in the instruction of children ages 6 yrs to 11 yrs. Off the mats, she is an honors student and a cadet in ROTC. As soon as you meet Coach Izzy, you’ll be engaged by her bubbly personality and willingness to help. Don’t let that fool you though, she’s a fierce competitor, has a wealth of knowledge in the martial arts she teaches and is a cornerstone of our team.
Coach Tyler is an accomplished Mixed Martial Artist, with training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling/Judo, Kickboxing and Muay Thai. He is in training as an amateur fighter under Sensei Sean Kilgus. Coach Tyler is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He works with our After School program, teaches Kids’ Muay Thai, Wrestling/Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Coach Tyler is also certified to instruct adult martial arts, including BJJ, Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Wrestling. He is an avid nature lover and if you’re really nice, he’ll even tell you where his favorite fishing hole is located! Coach Tyler is a laid back awesome dude, with a knack for communicating the details of the arts he teaches in a way that can be understood by novice practitioners and appreciated by advanced martial artists.
Coach Dom is our head instructor for the Kickboxing and Wrestling programs. He is also a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a decorated Wrestler, former football star and an amateur MMA fighter with an undefeated record. Whew! He’s a dangerous man on the mats and an absolute teddy bear off the mats. You’ll love his friendly, welcoming personality. Coach Dom is the definition of a true friend, always willing to pitch in where he’s needed. Say “hi” when you visit. If you’re not in one of his classes, he’ll be glad to show you the ropes! And you couldn’t be in better hands! We’re lucky to have him on our team!
Coach Kostas is our competition team leader. He is nicknamed Coach Half Man for poise and skill well beyond his years. Not only is he on his way to be a world-class Martial Artist with training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, and Muay Thai, he excels academically and is a true sports enthusiast. Kostas is the son of former Olympian gymnast, Elena Piskun, a phenom in her own right. Kostas not only trains his heart out, but he inspires his teammates to excel as well. We are excited for his future, on and off the mats!