Jack McVicker is a graduate of Indiana State University with a degree in criminology. Having trained in a number of different disciplines of martial arts since the age of 13, Jack has dedicated his life to teaching others and helping each person maximize his or her own unique skills and attributes so that his art works for them — on an individual basis.

On a professional level, Jack is a 3rd degree Black Belt in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under legendary instructor Wellington “Megaton” Dias.  Jack is also certified by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF).  Jack has been actively competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 20 years. He is 2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Champion.  At black belt level, he is a 5x Pan Jiu Jitsu Champion, 4x European Open Champion, 6x World No Gi Jiu Jitsu Champion, and 2x European No Gi Champion.

In addition to BJJ, Jack is also certified in Bruce Lee’s art of Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts (Kali) under legendary instructors Dan Inosanto and Paul Vunak.  Jack still considers himself a student of martial arts.  That helps to keep his passion alive for his students.

Although Jack hones his skills by competing in tournaments, his strength and true passion is teaching others. While many martial arts instructors hold various jobs during the week and teach only in the evening or weekends, Jack makes his living teaching others. It is all he does, and it shows in his students –many of whom have won Jiu Jitsu Championships and Mixed Martial Arts belts.

Certifications and Ranks

  • 3rd Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under 
Wellington “Megaton” Dias and IBJJF Certified
  • Certified in Jeet Kune Do Instructor under 
Dan Inosanto
  • Certified in Filipino Martial Arts Instructor under Dan Inosanto
  • Certified Senior Instructor in Jeet Kune Do and  Filipino Martial Arts under Paul Vunak
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
  • 1st Degree Black Belt in Hap Ki Do

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Black Belt Competitive Accomplishments

(Abbreviated)

  • 2014 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship – Gold
  • 2014 World No Gi Jiu Jitsu Open Championship – Gold and Bronze
  • 2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship- Double Gold
  • 2014 Paris International Open-Double Gold
  • 2014 Paris No Gi International Open- Gold
  • 2013 Munich International Open Championship- Gold
  • 2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship-Gold
  • 2013 World No Gi Championship- Double Gold
  • 2013 European No Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship- Double Gold
  • 2013 Rome International Open- Double Silver
  • 2013 Pan Black Belt Gold Medalist and Bronze in the Open
  • 2013 Panama International Open- Silver
  • 2012 World No Gi Championship- Bronze
  • 2012 World Championship-Bronze
  • 2012 London Open- Double Gold
  • 2012 European No Gi Champion- Double Gold
  • 2012 San Francisco Open- Gold
  • 2012 Montreal International Open-Double Gold
  • 2011 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship- Gold
  • 2011 Montreal Intenational Open Championship- Double Gold
  • 2011 World No Gi Championship-Bronze and Silver
  • 2011 European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship- Double Gold
  • 2010 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship- Silver and Bronze
  • 2010 World No Gi Championship- Double Gold
  • 2010 International Master Championship- Bronze
  • 2009 World No Gi Championship- Double Gold
  • 2009 Pan Jiu Jitsu Championship-Double Gold
  • 2009 International Master Championship-Gold
  • 2008 Asian Open Championship- Gold and Silver
  • 2008 International Master Championship- Gold
  • 2008 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship- Gold
  • 2008 European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship- Silver and Bronze
  • 2008 World No Gi Championship- Double Gold
  • 2007 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship- Gold
  • 2007 European Open Jiu Jitsu Championship- Silver and Bronze
  • 2007 World No Gi Championship- Gold
  • 2006 European Open Jiu Jitsu Championship- Double Gold
  • 2006 Pan Jiu Jitsu Championship- Bronze
  • 2005 European Open Jiu Jitsu Championship- Gold and Silver
  • 2005 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship- Silver
  • 2004 European Open Jiu Jitsu Championship- Gold and Silver
  • 2004 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship- Silver and Bronze