Noah Spear started training Jiu-jitsu in 1996 under "The Gracie Brothers", the famous sons of the legendary Helio Gracie the creator of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Since then, Noah
has been training and competing across America and into Brazil as well.
identified strongly with "the gentle art" and started what would become a rewarding lifestyle and career for him.
won the first ever Gracie National title in 1997 with only one year of Jiu-jitsu experience, defeating opponents that greatly out ranked him.
In 1999 Noah
first of numerous trips to Brazil, the "Mecca" of Jiu Jitsu.
trained at numerous Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools training and sharing information with some of the greatest grapplers on the planet. (People like Royler, Carlinous and Rolker Gracie, Saulo Ribiero, Ricardo Liborio, Rodrigo "Minatouro" Nogiera, Mario Sperry, and Vitor Belfort to name only a few.) During his
many trips to Brazil Noah would compete in the Jiu Jitsu world championships as well as other well known Brazilian tournaments.
While there he
also learned Portuguese and traveled to many schools experiencing the heart of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
also volunteer his
time to local charity projects that sponsored teaching Jiu Jitsu in the local "Favelas" or ghettos to some of Rio de Janeiro's poverty stricken youth.
time spent in Brazil as some of the most influential and memorable experiences in his
Jiu Jitsu career, and his
life as a whole.
competition career Noah
won additional national Jim Jets titles in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2007.
is a Grapplers Quest, N.A.G.A., and Pan American Champion.
also won the prestigious Master's world championships in 2003 in Brazil.
In 2004 he
was awarded as on of the best grapplers in the world by Rated.com and Grapplers Quest.
has also accumulated many awards in submission grappling, such as wining the V.V.F. Submission Grappling Super fight in 2004.
is also a Beast of the East, and U.S. Grappling submission grappling champion.
has been teaching the art of Jiu Jitsu and self defense for almost a decade.
has led seminars and classes across the U.S. and as well as in Brazil.
children's programs and women's self defense courses are highly acclaimed, and have been featured in many news programs including Good Day Philadelphia and Fox news.
Noah's students consistently win championships on both the local and world wide circuit.
is accredited as a master technician and a gifted and learned instructor.
puts everything into his
students and knows every student could be a champion.
believes that Jiu Jitsu is the foundation to martial arts training.
believes that Jiu Jitsu benefits the mind body and soul like nothing else out there.
"The training is rewarding and strengthening in ways that can be expressed in no other way.
Titles * 1997 Gracie National Champ middle weight * 1998 Gracie National Champ middle weight * 1999 Yamazaki Grapplers Challenge Absolute champion * 1999 N.J. Quest for the Cup Champion * 2000 NAGA Absolute Gi Champion * 2001 Pan American Champion * 2002 NAGA Absolute Gi Champion * 2002 NAGA No-Gi champion * 2002 Tatu Absolute Champion * 2003 VVF No-Gi Super fight champion * 2003 CBJJ Mundial Masters champion * 2004 Ohio Gracie Nationals champion * 2004 Copa Atlantica Absolute Champion Gi * 2005 Grapplers Quest Beast of the East No- Gi Champion (weight class and absolute) * 2006 Copa Atlantica Champion Black Belt - 175 and over * 2007 U.S. Grappling North American Combat Sports Championships 1st - No Gi Advanced Light Heavy * 2007 Grapplers Quest National Championships 1st Place Black Belt Heavyweight