Grason Cook is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt under Professor Geoff Balme. He trained BJJ for two years in Atlanta at Knuckle Up under Roberto “Spider” Traven before pausing his training for work and family life.
Grason moved to Apex, North Carolina, and about 6 years ago and walked into Apex Martial Arts Center to find out what we are about, and he’s been here ever since.
When Open Guard re-opened after COVID, Grason volunteered to help us rebuild. He worked so well with people that once we were fully operational, he was asked to teach a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals class to help people new to the sport begin their journey.
Grason breaks down the BJJ basics so students don’t feel overwhelmed. His class is a success, continually growing as he helps new students learn at their own pace, while overcoming their personal BJJ obstacles.
In his spare time, Grason spends time with his family, weightlifting and training in BJJ.