Jason Gagnon
Manager and Head Instructor

The head instructor of Genesis Martial Arts, A BJJ black belt under Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles, started training in the fall of 2007, and in 2009 gave up a normal life in exchange for the jiu jitsu lifestyle. He then began teaching and training full time and has since had a successful career, both in and out of competition.

Recent Achievements
Las Vegas Spring Champion (2014)
Boston Spring Champion (2014)
European Open Champion (2014)
Asian Open Champion (2013)
American Nationals Champion (2013)

Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles

Considered the best featherweight in the decade and to be among the best pound for pound jiu-jitsu competitors in the world. Cobrinha is a 1st degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Fernando “Terere” Augusto and a member of Alliance Jiu-Jitsu. Cobrinha has won a total of eight world championship titles in Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a black belt in the featherweight (or lightweight) category. He started training BJJ in 2000, received his black belt in 2005, and has since won nearly every World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in which he has competed – a total of eight. He is known for his attacking style of jiu-jitsu and, in particular, for his guard. His guard was voted the best Guard of the Decade by fellow World Champions in Gracie Magazine.

Main Achievements
World Champion (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
World Nogi Champion (2007, 2008, 2011, 2012)
ADCC Champion (2013)
Pan American Champion (2007, 2008, 2009)
European Open Champion (2013)

Chris Fraser
Head Kickboxing Instructor

Chris Fraser has 30 years experience in the Martial Arts. Fraser’s Kickboxing has proudly served the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows area for 15 years. Chris spent seven years training Muay Thai Kickboxing under the internationally known Hon Lee. He also studied Choy Lee Fat Kung Fu (also under Hon Lee), and achieved a first degree black belt in Kempo Karate. In addition to Martial Arts, Chris also wrestled for five years and coached high school wrestling for another four. Recently he has also received a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Jason Gagnon. Mr. Fraser has received degrees in Human Kinetics and Education, as well as a Level 2 coaching certificate. His background as a high school teacher enables him to relay what he has learned in a safe and efficient way.