Meet the Instructors
Head Jiu-Jitsu Instructor
After 18 years practicing Jiu-Jitsu, Shane fulfilled his lifelong dream and opened his own gym. What makes Shane a unique instructor is his desire to fully immerse himself in his art in order to spark passion and success in his students. Shane has traveled throughout the country to train with BJJ legends including Jeff Glover, Eddie Bravo, and John Danaher.
At Darkside Jiu-Jitsu, Shane has created an environment where students become family. Darkside Jiu-Jitsu is not just a gym; it is a community. By working on each student's personal growth, students are regularly challenged to become better training partners and better versions of themselves.
Coah Evan aka "Coach Buttermilk"
With an extensive background in both Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling, Evan is a gifted practitioner and coach. Evan has competed in numerous tournaments throughout the northeast and on the national-level. He currently teaches all morning weekday classes.
Head Striking Coach
Chris is one of the most decorated striking coaches in the area. With an impressive background in MMA and kickboxing, Chris uses his experience to teach real striking techniques to his students. He is experienced in teaching multiple levels of students from beginners to active MMA and kickboxing fighters. In addition to group classes, Chris also offers private lessons.
Keith is a lifetime Jiu-Jitsu practitioner with exceptional expertise in the history and current state of martial arts. His passion for Jiu-Jitsu radiates throughout his classes. Keith enjoys teaching all levels from Jiu-Jitsu fundamentals to advanced classes at Darkside.