John Giotis, Martial Arts Instructor

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 35 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 25 years.

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)
  • 5th degree Black Belt in Goshin Jiu Jitsu
  • 2nd degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under World Champion Professor Emerson Souza
  • Guro Full Instructor in Pekiti Tirsia Kali (Filipino weapons) under world renowned instructor Tuhon Tim Waid
  • 4th degree Black Belt in American Jiu Jitsu Self Defense under Sensei Joseph Puleio
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in Japanese Kokusai Jiu Jitsu under Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura
  • Nikyu in Kendo & Iaido (Japanese sword)
  • Certified Fitness Trainer (ISSA)
  • Certified MMA Conditioning Specialist (NASM)
  • Certified Martial Arts Instructor (ACMA)
  • Certified Martial Arts Specialist (The Cooper Institute)
  • Certified Martial Arts Instructor (American Jiu Jitsu Centers Practitioner's Federation)
  • Certified Firearms Instructor (NRA)
  • Former classified handgun competitor in Practical Shooting USPSA/IPSC
  • Experienced in Judo and Muay Thai Kickboxing


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