Coach Mike Pinero


Where to begin?…

Coach Mike became involved in Jiu Jitsu like most folks, through watching the UFC. He was very intrigued by the sport after watching the first few UFC event and became a huge fan of the sport through the reality show “The ultimate fighter”

In late summer 2012 Mike hit a rough patch in life out of work, over weight, and depressed He began looking for creative and interesting options, Having done the “normal” gym thing before and it never caught on and didn’t keep him interested. After a bit of googling He found Clockwork Jiu Jitsu where He currently trains and holds a brown belt under Sensai Josh Griffiths, Josh got his black belt from UFC star Kenny Florian.

He walked into the gym and never walked out, He began my journey weighing in at 330lbs and a size 44 inch waste. Since then has lost 155lbs and is down to a size 32 inch waist while being in love with the art of Jiu Jitsu which has helped to improve every aspect of his life.

“Jiu Jitsu saved my life in more ways then one. My goal is to give back in the same way Jiu Jitsu did for me, and eventually open up a school of my own. Till then I am excited to be teaching at PCC”.

Coach Mike Pinero