Connor Ohai | Brown Belt
Connor is a Brown belt who has trained under Professor Ricardo Barros since 2012. Connor also brings six years of competition experience and five years of coaching to our academy. His strengths as an instructor is the genuine care he has for his students’ individual growth. His belief in building relationships is one of the most important things he brings to his classes. Connor puts out his best effort to connect with every student whether they’re brand new or have been under his instruction for years. At an early age, Connor knew Jiu Jitsu was going to be in his life forever when learned that his mom had cancer. Jiu Jitsu has proven to be the best therapy for him during this rough period because of all the love and support his Jiu Jitsu family provided. Jiu Jitsu gave him a physical outlet to help control his emotions during this period in his life. As an instructor, Connor has learned to be more confident in public speaking and talking to new people, engaging them and making a connection through instruction. When he is not training or instructing, Connor likes to be in the company of good friends, watch The Office, and take in the outdoors. Connor’s favorite part about teaching is watching his students go through their own Jiu Jitsu journey.