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 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 holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has been a dominant force in the East Coast Jiu Jitsu circuit. Renan will be joining our family this year as our head Jiu Jitsu instructor
Nick is currently an undefeated fighter in both the XCFL and CFX Mixed Martial Arts league.