Self-Defense, Fitness, Family.
The North Coast Jiu-Jitsu Club is a family academy.
Scroll down to learn more about our team of instructors, and to get an idea of what to expect on your first visit to the North Coast Jiu-Jitsu Club.
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B.S.B.A. The Ohio State University
Kyle is the head instructor at the North Coast Jiu-Jitsu Club. He has been training in jiu-jitsu since 2004. Kyle earned his Brown Belt from Pedro Sauer in October of 2017.
Kyle also has a background in jiu-jitsu and wrestling competition, and was the President of the Ohio State Jiu-Jitsu club for two years. Over the past several years he has worked with various associations, including women's self defense programs and youth outreach organizations.
B.A. Cleveland State Univsersity, M.B.A. University of Michigan
Paul Hido is an instructor at the Club. He has been training in jiu-jitsu since the fall of 2003. Paul earned his Black Belt from Pedro Sauer in October of 2017.
Paul was a primary founder of a jiu-jitsu academy in Youngstown in 2005. After moving to the Cleveland area he has trained and established relationships throughout the Northeast Ohio jiu-jitsu community.
B.S.B.A. John Carroll University
PJ began training in BJJ in 2004. He earned his Purple Belt in February of 2017.
PJ's background in wrestling and several years of jiu-jitsu practice and teaching experience make him a knowledgeable and valuable coach and club member.
In 2003, having never previously been exposed to martial arts, Paul Hido searched the Youngstown area for anywhere he could learn effective self defense while remaining fit and active within the community. Eventually his search exposed him to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and he was hooked.
After getting his two sons involved in the sport in 2004, the Hido family has never ceased in their training. Coming up through the Pedro Sauer Jiu-Jitsu Association, the Hido's found their passion for teaching "BJJ" after helping to establish an academy in Youngstown in 2005.
Now, after relocating to the Cleveland area, they have established the North Coast Jiu-Jitsu Club. Founded on the idea that anyone can learn effective jiu-jitsu in a friendly and fun environment, the Club hopes to be your home for self-defense and fitness training!