Brian Cowin is our ACADEMY DIRECTOR at INPAX. He teaches a variety of programs to include adult and children’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA for self defense, specialty clinics, corporate training, and public speaking events.
Brian is an Army Infantry veteran who graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2010 and was awarded his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by Marcello Monteiro in 2016. Brian has 20 years’ experience creating engaging educational programs for children and adults in the non-profit world.
Brian also worked as a Bodyguard part-time for 7 years, guarding CEO’s of First Energy, Phizer, Bayer, Center for Futures Education, and Deep Well.
After competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the first time in 2003, Brian went on to compete in 400 advanced division matches over the next 13 years, winning pro tournaments in five weight classes. Brian is also known for working on the film Foxcatcher where he worked as the stunt double and stand-in for Channing Tatum.
2003 NAGA Ohio Championships, Intermediate Cruiser weight 3rd place
2003 Open weight class NHB event 2nd place
2003 Akron NHB tournament 2nd place
2003 World Submission Wrestling Federation Cruiser weight 2nd place
2004 Kumite Classic Intermediate Heavy Weight Champion
2007 Kumite Classic Advanced Division Heavy weight Champion
2007 Pennsylvania Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Advanced Cruiser Weight Champion
2007 Pennsylvania Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Advanced Super Heavy Weight 2nd place
2008 Kumite Classic Advanced Heavy Weight 2nd place
2008 Lions Den Tournament Blue belt Gi Super Heavy weight Champion
2008 Lions Den Tournament Advanced Super Heavy Weight Champion
2009 Kumite Classic Advanced Heavy Weight 3rd place
2009 Balance Studios Advanced Super Heavy Weight 2nd place
2009 Balance Studios Advanced Absolute Division 2nd place (freak injury)
2010 Kumite Classic Advanced Middle Weight 2nd place
2010 Pennsylvania Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Cruiser Weight Champion
2010 Pennsylvania Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Absolute Division 3rd place
2011 Ground Zero Martial Arts Advanced Cruiser Weight 2nd place
2012 Rock Solid Challenge Advanced Heavy Weight Champion
2012 Rock Solid Challenge Advanced Absolute Champion
2012 Pennsylvania Combat Sports Submission Only Advanced Light Heavyweight Champion
2012 Pennsylvania Combat Sports Submission Only Advanced Absolute 2nd place
2012 Pennsylvania Combat Sports Submission Only Light Heavy Weight Purple Belt Champion