Chris Chard is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under World Champion Pablo Popovitch (read how Chris became Pablo’s first American black belt). Chris has been a competitive Martial Artist since 1987, with his sole focus being Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 1997.
In 2004, he created the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Center of Ohio. Since then, he has coached many local, national and international champions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, trained and cornered amateur MMA Fighters (placed 5 MMA fighters in the North American Allied Fight Series amateur finals from 2006 to 2009) and even cornered at UFC 96. He has extensive experience at refereeing many local and regional competitions for various promotions.