In addition to instruction by the club’s dedicated student leaders, membership in Boston University’s Jiu Jitsu club includes on-site professional coaching.
Kru John Allan
Kru John began his martial arts career with wrestling, competing in D1 college wrestling. He progressed to Muay Thai shortly thereafter, spending several years training in the US. He then spent four years abroad in Brazil, Japan, and Thailand in pursuit of improving his Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu abilities. In 2006, after returning to the US, Kru John founded Wai Kru MMA. Kru John is certified by the Kru Muay Thai Association, and recognized by the National Culture Commission of Thailand. Since Wai Kru MMA’s inception in 2006, it has grown to become one of the most widely recognized gyms in the New England area. John will be returning as our head coach and Muay Thai instructor.
John “Doomsday” Howard
Howard began his professional fighting career in 2004 with a five-fight win streak. With 21 professional fights under his belt, Howard is a formidable force in the octagon. Howard made his UFC debut in early 2009, with a victory over Chris Wilson in UFC 94: St. Pierre VS Penn 2, a performance that was deemed Fight of the Night. Currently, Howard trains at Wai Kru MMA, as well as TAPOUT Boston.
Originally from Corumba, Brazil, Renan began training Jiu Jitsu in 2002 at Academia Iron with Manuel Joao and Taedes Mondonca. While living in Brazil, he regularly took part in competitions all over the country. Renan won multiple tournaments while a blue belt and purple belt such as the World Championships, the Brazilian Cup, and a myriad of state championships. In 2007 Renan moved to Boston and received his black belt in 2008. He has since added some more notable victories to his already impressive competitor resume.
Nick is currently an undefeated fighter in both the XCFL and CFX Mixed Martial Arts league. Nick will be teaching Muay Thai, Wrestling and MMA this year.