Shawn Portela (Lead Instructor - Portela BJJ):
Shawn Portela, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt, is the founder and Lead Instructor for Portela Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Shawn began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu nearly seven years ago after departing his white-collar career in the satellite communications industry. Having led a competitive, athletic lifestyle prior to becoming a full-time professional, Shawn longed to incorporate sports and health back into his everyday lifestyle. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provided Shawn with that opportunity.