J.P. is the head instructor at the Hassett’s Jiu-Jitsu Williamstown location. He began his martial arts training with Kenpo Karate for 2 years before discovering the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2006. He has been training under John Hassett for 17 years. He received all his belts under John Hassett – including his black belt in October of 2015. During this period he also earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Rowan University. He currently holds the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. JP has been active in every role on the competition scene – as a competitor, referee, coordinator, and most recently as a coach to the students at Hassett’s Jiu-Jitsu. He also has experience training with several professional mixed martial artists, and has had the privilege of cornering fighters from Hassett’s Jiu-Jitsu in MMA competition. He is extremely passionate about teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and his educational background aids his ability to convey the art to his students.