"Ron is one of the best Jiu-Jitsu instructors I have ever seen".
Jean Jacques Machado
Ron started Martial Arts in 1981 and is on the mat 17 hours a week teaching days, evenings and weekend classes.
Listed below is a breakdown of his career highlights.
2019 October Promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt by Professor Jean Jacques Machado
2015 February Promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt by Professor Jean Jacques Machado
2015 Host of the Jean Jacques Machado Canadian Open
2014 October, Travelled to California and trained at the Jean Jacques Machado Academy, and Bakerfield BJJ.
Attended the 2014 Affiliate Conference at the Jean Jacques Machado Academy.
2012 May 6th, Promoted to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt by Professor Jean Jacques Machado at the 2nd Annual Jean Jacques Machado Canadian Open in Windsor Ontario.
2012 Promoted and Hosted the 2nd Annual Jean Jacques Machado Canadian Open.
2011 September: Ron coached the Windsor Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / JJ Machado competition team to its 3rd consecutive Team Challenge victory and received the "2011 Coaches Cup".
2011 Promoted and Hosted the 1st Annual Jean Jacques Machado Canadian Open.
2010 March 6, while visiting Windsor Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Professor Jean Jacques Machado promoted Ron to Brown Belt and commented, “Ron is one of the best Jiu-Jitsu instructors I have ever seen.”
2010 September : Ron coached the Windsor Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / JJ Machado competition team to its second Team Challenge victory and received the "2010 Coaches Cup"
2009 December: Ron was awarded “Coach of the Year 2009" by the Elite Federation of Grapplers Circuit in Michigan
2009, Ron was asked to put together and coach “Team Canada”, comprised of students from his school, in a competition against “Team USA”, which was comprised of competitors from many schools from the State of Michigan. On December 5, 2009 he guided “Team Canada” to victory at the first international Team Challenge hosted by the Elite Federation of Grapplers and received the “2009 Coach’s Cup”.
2008, Ron opened the “Windsor Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy” under the guidance of Professor Jean Jacques Machado at 4471 Tecumseh Rd. E. in Windsor Ontario and became the 1st Jean Jacques Machado affiliated academy in Canada. His school offers programs for children from ages 4-7, kids 8-15 and adults.
2007- Promoted to the Advanced rank of Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the Reed Academy in Cincinnati Ohio by Professor Jean Jacques Machado.
2005- Promoted to Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Alexander “Xande" Ribeiro. Introduced BJJ to students at Forest Glade Community Center. Established group of adult training partners at the North Pacific Training Center. This group would produce the first Blue Belts and Advanced students at Windsor Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
2004 - Started formal training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
2003- Started private training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
2002 -Promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate.
1998 -Promoted to 4th Degree Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate.
1992 -Promoted to 3rd Degree Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate.
1989- Promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate.
1985- Promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate.
1981- Ron started training in Wado ryu karate and Isshinryu karate.
Karate Highlights -Ron competed internationally and was a ranked competitor in the Senior Black Belt Division of the N.A.S.K.A. (North American Sport Karate Association.) He was a top competitor in the Michigan Karate Circuit winning many 1st place trophies in kata, weapons and sport fighting. He has trained many top competitors and promoted over 20 Black Belts in Isshinryu Karate.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Highlights -Ron has coached a number of his students at international competitions with several students who have won championships with the Elite Federation of Grapplers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament circuit based in Michigan. The Windsor Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition team has consistently left every tournament with medals in all age divisions. They are considered one of the most talented teams in Michigan.
Ron has on many occasions been invited to teach women’s self defense and has also taught self defense with the Essex Kent Scottish Regiment based in Windsor. He has published an article in the "School’s Out" magazine, a publication that was distributed to all households with children in public schools in Windsor and Essex County. Ron has appeared on television frequently, speaking as an expert in his field on “Sports Den” and “Plugged In”. His school has also been featured on the “A” Channel and in the Windsor Star.