Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Dustin Thornton began training in Jiu-Jitsu in 2002
He started training under Baret Yoshida in 2006. In 2008 Dustin traveled to and lived in Taiwan to help coach at the first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in the country. In 2009 Dustin won the gold medal in Purple-belt No-Gi Worlds,in 2010 he took silver in no gi worlds receiving his brown belt from Baret Yoshida in 2012. Dustin has also won multiple Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling super fights. July of 2012 he opened City Of Champions. He began training under Black belt and ADCC Veteran Joel Tudor, instructor of Surfight/ Studio 540 Jiu Jitsu Academy . Dustin was promoted to black belt by Joel Tudor in January 2015 . Dustin is the head coach at City of Champions and personally teaches the Jiu-Jitsu program (adults and competition) and our Kids Program.