Professor Paul Wickes: A Gracie Lineage Torchbearer at Lineage BJJ®
Step into the world of Professor Paul Wickes, a devoted Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) enthusiast and educator at Lineage BJJ® in St. Mary’s County. Paul's journey is not only an inspiring tale of dedication and love for martial arts but also a cool connection to the renowned Gracie Lineage through the Migliarese brothers from Philadelphia, PA.
Beginning his thrilling BJJ adventure at Balance Studios in 2005, Paul transitioned from a spectator of fighting sports to an avid participant. What makes this part of his journey truly remarkable is that Balance Studios is owned and operated by two of the highest-ranking Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu practitioners on the east coast, Ricardo (Rick Migliarese) and Phil Migliarese. Paul’s connection to this elite lineage set the stage for his meteoric rise in the world of BJJ.
But Paul's story doesn’t stop at personal achievement. With a burning passion for teaching, fueled by his volunteer work with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and a Master's Degree in Education, Paul took his skills to the Philadelphia School District. Today, he seamlessly blends his love for teaching and BJJ at Lineage BJJ®, creating growth opportunities for students of all ages and experience levels.
Witnessing the evolution of his students over time, Paul revels in the life-changing benefits of BJJ. An advocate for patience, humility, and self-defense, he guides students through their initial stages with grace and expertise.
Paul’s classes are not merely training sessions; they are transformative experiences. From adult evening classes on Tuesday and Thursday to the youth intermediate/advanced class (which his son and daughter proudly attends), Paul's touch is evident.
His emphasis on BJJ's utility in self-defense equips his students to face various situations confidently. It's this blend of knowledge, mentorship, and fostering an environment conducive to learning that makes Paul an invaluable asset to Lineage BJJ®.
Come join Professor Paul Wickes at Lineage BJJ® and embark on a transformative journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Experience the blend of top-notch expertise and heartwarming mentorship, all hailing from the illustrious Gracie Lineage. Whether you're just beginning or seeking to elevate your skills, Paul's classes are your ticket to growth, empowerment, and fun in the world of BJJ.