Lucas John started training in Martial Arts over 12 years ago. As a combative sports fan, Lucas wanted to explore his passion and began his journey in Muay Thai Kick Boxing and is now a Nak Muay under (Kru) Chris Ballard. Lucas fell in love with the art and decided to explore other arts along with Muay Thai. Lucas earned his Black belt in Aiki Ju-Jitsu under Master Ballard (5th Dan Aiki Ju-Jitsu Black Belt) on December 20th, 2014. Lucas also earned his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Mike Desrosiers (BJJ Brotherhood Black Belt) on July 17th, 2019.


-Shodan/Black belt in Aiki Ju-jitsu
-Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
-Nak Muay in Muay Thai Kickboxing
-XCP & UFAI VT MMA fighter of the year 2014
-Head Coach and corner man to several local MMA fighters
-MMA, Grappling and Muay Thai Referee


The following forms are used at Granite City MMA. Please download and complete all forms and either email them to Granite City MMA or hand them in to Instructor Lucas John before your first class.  The Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity From is required to be signed before taking any class at Granite City MMA. You can also get a copy of these forms at the Granite City MMA.

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