Shannon's Fighter Bio

Name: Shannon Young

Title: Head Kids Class Instructor

Height: 5 ft. 6 in.

Weight: 149

Favorite Submission: Triangle from the  back

Favorite Quote:  "Freedom of expression lies in being  BOLD."  -Robert Frost


I'm originally from the green mountain state of Vermont. I graduated with a BFA from Johnson state college before I knew what Gracie Jiu Jitsu was.  After college I took a road trip down the east coast and ended up moving to Savannah.  I knew I needed some direction in my life and a physically motivated group to help. I took my first class with Mr. Spendiff and was hooked on training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I was learning, working out, and connecting with people.  I began to change. What I was before was not lost just molded, hardened, and refined. I had a new wind pushing me.  

Through all the injuries and other hardships that come with training hard I never regret a moment. I almost revel in the struggle. I've done around 19 BJJ tournaments and placed at most. I've fought 3 amateur MMA matches. I'm excited to be teaching the Kids Jiu Jitsu classes. I pride myself in the ability to teach, coach, and mentor my students. I want them to have solid Jiu Jitsu and to become better citizens.  I lead by example for with an emphasis on hard work and diligence. I believe it pays off and is the key to success. I also know that learning should be fun, especially for young kids.