Shaun has been involved with sports and athletics his entire life. During his high school career, he played football in Texas. After high school, Shaun moved back to Maine and played rugby with the Portland Rugby Club for a few years. In 2004, Shaun met Jay Jack and started training in Jiu Jitsu at The Academy with Jay and his wife, Amanda Buckner. Shaun earned his black belt under Jay Jack in July 2015, after years of training, coaching, and tournaments where he continued to test himself through this sport.
Over the past ten years, Shaun has competed in MMA, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at various levels. The last few years, he has focused on Sport Jiu Jitsu (grappling), and has traveled all over the country to compete with peers at his level, from around the world.
Shaun’s favorite part of Jiu Jitsu, is teaching others, and he has been teaching kids and adults for the past 7 years at The Academy.
When Shaun is not teaching or training in Jiu Jitsu, he likes to challenge himself in other events, which tests his mental toughness and endurance. Shaun lives in Greater Portland with his wife, Sarah, and son, Owen, who is 8