1220 E Tallmadge Ave, Akron, Ohio 44310

Sensei Jay Reardon

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Sensei Jay Reardon

3rd Dan Black Belt - MJJ

Jay Reardon is one of our most seasoned instructors. His passion for Martial Arts and teaching is top-notch. Jay started his athletic career in the Marines as a boxer, during his 4 to 5 years he had many fights and along with his record: Miami Gloves fight- runner up, lost in championship bout. Atlantic Fleet Tournament, 1st place winner in championship bought. All Marine Tournament, 2nd place in final championship bout. Jay was Olympic bound until an eye injury prohibited him from boxing. In his next sport he earned his Black Belt in Minna-Jiu-Jitsu and then went on to teach Martial Arts in a program with the YMCA. Later, work moved him out of state and 30 years pasted. Jay joined The Academy of Self-Defense during our first 6 months, and earned his 2nd. Dan Black Belt in May of 2013, and is now one of our Senior Instructors.

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