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Meet the Team

If you’ve read our about us page, you know that we only work with the best to create the information on our blog. The team at HeavyBJJ is made up of experienced martial artist who are passionate about martial arts training who bring their years of knowledge, skills, and experience to the table.

Not only do they help to shape our strong team culture, but they also work hard to ensure that our team can succeed in our mission.

About the team

Zack Nicholas is the main writer and editor of the articles on this blog. All our team members help with bjj related research and writing.

Meet our team:

Zack Nicholas

Zack Nicholas


Zack Nicholas is an avid jiu jitsu practitioner and weight lifting nerd. When not in the gym, he can be found going for walks with his wife, attempting (and often failing) to train his dog, and frequently obsessing over a specific hobby only to forget about it a week later.

Richard Levine

Chief Editor

Richard Levine is the long standing editor for HeavyBJJ. His hobbies include martials arts, sci fi books, and the occasional video game as well as any and all competitive activities.

Chris Garcia

Chief Content Creator

Chris is a versatile digital creator and manager with a knack for martial arts. She’s currently a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner under Tom de Blase. Her current favorite submission is straight foot lock from ashi garami and honey hole. Aside from that, she also practiced Tae Kwon Do for seven years and holds a brown belt.

We are always expanding our team and we also have a separate email for media inquiries. If you’d like to join the team please contact us here.