John Giotis Kids Martial Arts Instructor

East Northport Kids Martial Arts

John Giotis

A lifelong martial artist, Sensei/Guro/Professor John began training at 9 years old and has a diverse background in both modern and traditional martial arts.  With over 30 years of experience and multiple black belts and fitness certifications, John and his staff of experienced instructors have been teaching quality martial arts in the Commack / East Northport community for over 20 years. John is a full-time martial artist and instructor and often can be heard saying, "I am a martial artist first, a teacher second, and an entrepreneur third". (Quote by Kyoshi Dave Kovar) He is married and the proud father of three beautiful children.

To see a short demonstration of Japanese Jiu Jitsu by John, click here.

Ranks and Certifications

  • Founder of Trigon Academy of Martial Arts (1995 to date)
  • 4th Degree Black Belt in American Jiu Jitsu Self Defense under O'Sensei Joseph Puleio
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under World Champion Professor (Eminho) Emerson Souza (
  • Guro (Full Instructor) in Pekiti Tirsia Kali under world renowned instructor Tuhon Tim Waid (
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in Japanese Kokusai Jiu Jitsu under Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura
  • Nikyu in Kendo (Japanese Fencing) and Iaido
  • Certified Fitness Trainer (I.S.S.A.) International Sports Science Association
  • Certified MMA Conditioning Specialist (NASM) National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Martial Arts Instructor (ACMA) American Council of Martial Arts
  • Certified Martial Arts Specialist (The Cooper Institute of Aerobic Research)
  • Certified Martial Arts Instructor (American Jiu Jitsu Centers Practitioner's Federation)
  • Certified Firearms Instructor (NRA) National Rifle Association
  • Classified handgun competitor in Practical Shooting through USPSA/IPSC
  • Experience in Judo and Muay Thai Kickboxing
  • Trainer and coach to BJJ, Submission Grappling, and MMA competitors

"Never a master, always a student" is one of John's sayings, and he has trained privately and in seminars with many of the world's greatest martial artists. 

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