John P. Counter

Heart, Instinct, Principles. The perfect combination. I am a student, friend and coworker of Gabriel Santos. I am also the President of Boys & Girls Club of greater Holyoke Massachusetts, we serve the poorest children in the state of Massachusetts. In 2009 we served 10,000 children ranging in age from 5-18 years of age. Gabriel Santos has been a magnet for this children teaching them Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, mma and more importantly the principles of BJJ such as when you’re in a bad position, stop, think, then act. He is a great representative for the Sport of BJJ, an elite athlete and above all a mentor to thousands of children who need and love him…we are blessed Erika, Sophia and Gabriel are in our life.

John P. Counter, President
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke, Inc.
Student and Friend