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Mr. Nick Wilson has been training in the martial arts for 26 years, and teaching for 19 years. He currently holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo, Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do and Doce Pares Escrima, and a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has actively competed in forms, sparring, full-contact stick-fighting, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He has won Gold at many Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments including: Grappling X, NAGA Championships, American Cup, and the UGF California State Championships. In 2014 he became a National Champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Brown Belt, earning Gold at the US Open. Nick also enjoys training in Boxing, Muay Thai, and Wrestling. Including his main instructor, Kyoshi Dave Kovar, Nick has had the honor to learn from these great martial artists: Rickson Gracie, Pedro Sauer, Xande Riberio, Cassio Werneck, Derek DiManno, John Hackelman, Mike Swain, Chuck Jefferson, Dan Inosanto, Greg Jackson, Mark DellaGrotte, Randy Couture, Rafael Lovato Jr., Andy “K” Khensamphaph, Juanito Noval, Mikio Nichiuchi, Jhoon Rhee, Bob Liles, Joe Lewis, and Benny “The Jet” Urquidez.
He has currently managed Kovar’s Waterman location for the last eight years, growing the school from 170 to 380 active students. He takes pride in classroom management, top notch teaching skills, staff training, and developing strong communication with students and staff. Mr. Wilson has also worked as a California Realtor for Coldwell Banker, and an Operations Manager for a Fortune 50 Company giving him additional business experience.
Nick lives in Elk Grove, California. When he is not teaching or training, he spends time with his beautiful wife, daughter and son.