John Goforth – Head Coach
John has been training under Michael Chapman since 2009 and currently holds a 2 stripe Brown Belt. Before training in Jiu Jitsu, John wrestled for Willamina in high school and took third in state his senior year. He blends his wrestling skills with his BJJ, which allowed him to progress quickly in his BJJ training. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is, and will remain a focal point of his life and he encourages everyone he knows to give it a try.
Some of John's accomplishments in Brazillian Jiu Jitsu include...
Oregon Open Championships Gold Medalist 2009
The Revolution Gold Medalist 2009
Alive MMA submission tournament Gold Medalist Jan 2010
United Combat Sports Submission Tournament 2010 Gold Medalsit
United Combat Sports Submission Tournament 2010 Gold medalist (Open weight)
Sub league qualifier #1Feb 2010 Silver Medalist
Sub league qualifier #1 Feb 2010 Gold medalist (Open weight)
The Revolution March 2010 Silver Medalist
Sub league Championships May 2010 Gold Medalist
Oregon Open Championships October 2010 Gold Medalist
The Revolution November 2010 Gold Medalist
United Combat Sports Submission Tournament January 2011 (Purple belt division as a Blue belt) Gold Medalist
Team Quest BJJ Classic- Feb 2011 Gold Medalist
Team Quest BJJ Classic - Feb 2011 Gold Medalist (Open weight)
Sub league qualifier #1-Mens Advanced April 2011 Gold Medalist
Sub league qualifier #2-May 2011 Gold Medalist
Sub league Championships June 2011(Weight division, Absolute, and Advanced nogi) Gold Medalist
Las Vegas International Open 2011 Gold Medalist
Las Vegas International Open 2011 Bronze Medalist (Open weight)
Pan Jiu Jitsu Championships 2012 Silver Medalist
Las Vegas International Open 2012 Silver Medalist
Las Vegas International Open Gold (Open weight class)
Oregon Open 2012 Gold Medalist
Oregon Open 2012 Bronze Medalist (Open Weight)
US Open 2012 Gold Medalist
US Open 2012 Gold Medalist(Open weight)
Pan Jiu Jitsu Championship 2014 Bronze Medalist
Pan Jiu Jitsu Championships 2014 Bronze Medalist(Open Weight)
Chris Pasto - Assistant Coach
Chris Pasto currently holds a 4 stripe purple belt in Brazillian Jiu Jitsu under Michael Chapman. Chris has an extensive history in MMA and Jiu Jitsu, and brings a well spring of knowledge to the mats in Mcminnville. Chris' recent competitions include Bronze at the Pan Jiu Jitsu Championships in March of 2016 (Purple Belt division) and Silver in the 2014 Pan Jiu Jitsu Championships (Blue Belt division).
Seth Murray - Assistant Coach
Murray has been participating in various martial arts since about 1980 and coaching since 1993. He holds black belts in two martial arts, and mid-level ranks in several others. He started in submission grappling in 2009, and joined Impact in 2011, where he is presently a purple belt.
He emphasizes simple, basic techniques, solid defense, practical application, and conditioning for injury avoidance. He also teaches self defense and is a handgun safety instructor.