Johnathan Knight is a Brown Belt under multiple time world champion Samuel Braga. Before beginning his Jiu Jitsu journey, Johnathan was an accomplished wrestler.
In addition to his 20+ years of experience as both a wrestler and wrestling instructor, Johnathan has been working for almost three years with kids and adults alike to spread his wrestling-based Jiu Jitsu style at Gracie Barra Knoxville, a world class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in Knoxville, TN.
As an instructor at Maryville Jiu Jitsu, Johnathan brings a unique and interesting resume in addition to his Jiu Jitsu and wrestling skill set. Johnathan is presently employed as a project and logistics manager for a very successful nationwide engineering firm. He previously served in the United States Navy as a Nuclear Power Systems Instructor. Johnathan is a loving husband and father of three children (all of which train and compete in Jiu Jitsu). He considers this role to be his most important and most rewarding.
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