Martial Arts Programs
Professor Eric Phan
Martial Arts Programming Director
Head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
As a competitor I will continue to strive for the best results possible. My dream is to become a multiple time black belt world champion. Now, with this opportunity as an instructor, I am also looking to give back to the sport.
My goal is to provide my students with the same benefits Jiu-Jitsu has given to myself. Whether it is losing weight or becoming a world-class competitor, I wish for my students to reach their fullest potential.
Professor Darson Hemmings
Head No-Gi Coach
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
I started jiu-jitsu in my last year of high school. I’ve always had an interest in martial arts but nothing was real enough or allowed enough sparring. Boxing was my original love due to the effectiveness but with the rise of UFC, I realized there was a gentle art that was both effective in real life & creative. The creativity reminded me much of the other martial arts that I grew up watching on TV.
Since beginning my journey I’ve been blessed to travel the world and gain a lot of life experience based on the people I’ve met who live very different lives.
I was first introduced to meditation at the age of 13 when I was gifted a mediators guide book. This sent me on an inner journey and was how I started my practice. I had also done a 10-day silent meditation retreat, as well as attended many other 1-3 days courses throughout my journey. I have been practicing meditation for almost 20 years. Meditation and mindfulness have allowed me to live a more balanced lifestyle, allowing me to balance and manage my emotions and my thoughts in a healthy way. It has allowed me to become more aware of the world around me, opening my eyes and heart to each person and experience, good or bad.
Trireme Artistic Director