Professor Grant Collins is a well accomplished martial artist. He has earned himself a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Mauricio “Tinguinha” Mariano. Training in martial arts since the age of 16, Grant Collins also holds a second-degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a first degree Black Belt in Hapkido.
In 2011 Grant opened Optimus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, Orange County's #1 choice for adult and kid's JIU-JITSU. Grant is now proud to have his first network school in the beautiful mountain resort town of Mammoth Lakes. Grant makes routine visits to host jiu-jitsu seminars to the students of the Mammoth Lakes Jiu-Jitsu program. Earlier those days you can find him hiking through the beautiful Eastern Sierra or on Mammoth Mountain ripping it up on his snowboard!
Grant is also a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAC), Master Science of Oriental Medicine (MSOM) with acupuncture offices located in Orange County, CA. Grant graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM in 2003. Since then, he has dedicated himself to improving the quality of life in his patients. Grant resides in Laguna Beach and spends his time providing acupuncture to patients in Laguna Niguel.