Johnny was born in New York, NY and his family moved to Sarasota, FL when he was about three months old. He now resides in Sarasota with his girlfriend of 7 years and along with her, is a proud parent to a beautiful baby girl. He is the son of an American Goju Ryu karate instructor and has grown up in the martial arts world.
At just 4 years of age, Johnny was introduced to karate by his father. When he was a high school sophomore, he earned his 1st degree black belt and by his senior year of high school, he decided to fully pursue kickboxing. It was that year he made his first trip overseas and traveled to Germany to compete in a WAKO Light Contact Point Fighting tournament.
In 2013, Johnny was the BLITZ Martial Arts League State Champion for Traditional Forms and placed 3rd overall for Point Fighting and Continuous Point Fighting. Johnny is currently a 3rd degree black belt in Goju Ryu karate and a trainer at a local Title Boxing Club. He continues his own training with multiple World Champion Erik Marshall at Erik Marshall’s Kickboxing, Muay Thai & MMA in Bradenton, FL.
Johny has now expanded his passion and has begun teaching at Definition Fit! We are so happy to have such a skilled, passionate instructor with us. We invite you to come join us for one of his Fast & Furious classes:
8:30am – Tuesday & Thursday
9:00am – Saturday