In 1996, Nick began training in American Kenpo Karate and earned his black belt in 2003. In 2009, he acheived the rank of 2nd degree black belt in American Kenpo Karate. In 1996, he started training in Jeet Kune Do Concepts, which lead into the journey of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Jack McVicker in 1998 as well. He currently holds a Full Instructorship in Jeet Kune Do Concepts. In 2012, he earned his black belt professorship in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt James Brown.
He continues to train with James Brown and with world renowned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Professor Octavio “Ratinho” Couto. As of 2018, Nick is an IBBJF certified 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with over twenty years of experience in all facets of martial arts. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to cross-train in other martial arts including Muay Thai with Muay Thai legend Saekson Janjira (6x Muay Thai World Champion) and wrestling with US Olympic Silver medalist Jamill Kelly (2004 Olympics). Nick has been competing and training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu all over the United States, as well as Portugal, Brazil, and Japan. Nick continues to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Judo, while also instructing (classes & private lessons) and coaching his students and teammates at various locations across the DFW metroplex. Nick’s unique approach of teaching style focuses on all techniques, levels, and on the student’s center of interest, or activity. Overall, Nick’s vision is to provide the best training environment, training facility, and seek the best martial arts knowledge & experience so he can share it with his students. Nick also continues to seek more knowledge and growth by traveling from state to state, to gain relationships with other jiu-jitsu academies and practitioners.
For more information on Academy Instructor Nick Reding please visit www.NickRedingBJJ.com