Local Brazlian Jiu-Jitsu schools find themselves in an impossible position with the revelation that coach John Sinema is an abusive predator who is a danger to their students, but who is also an excellent BJJ practitioner. The schools also face further complications from the fact the sexual deviant is well-liked and really quite personable once you look past his history and present of abusive and manipulative behavior toward vulnerable students.
“Obviously I don’t support what he did and is almost certainly still doing,” said Byron McDowell, owner and lead instructor of Titusville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Boxing, “But at the same time, what am I supposed to do? He was fired by the one school he got caught at, after all, and he hasn’t done anything like that at my school that I’ve been made aware of yet, so should I just kick him out for nothing more than his track record indicating he probably will try to do it again? I mean, have you seen how good his ‘bolos are?”
Although the revelations have proven to be a challenge for the gyms, they are not without their exciting news, as well. Students are advised to be on the lookout for the upcoming addition of women’s self defense courses on every other Friday, because BJJ is for everyone, and it’s important for women to know how to protect themselves if they encounter a sexual predator in public.