Instructor/Director, André Lannertone
André Lannertone began his martial arts journey in the early 1970’s beginning in boxing, judo, and karate. He became a Kenpo instructor in 1979 and continued in the art of Kenpo to earn the Master status, 5th Degree, in 2009. André has studied other arts including Aikido, Wing Chun Do, Kickboxing, and Jujitsu. He became the AAU National Jujitsu champion in 1991 in the senior men’s light weight division.
André is fully committed to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Mukilteo, through which André offers self-defense instruction to children and adults with his “have fun while you learn” approach to martial arts. Instruction is discounted to provide self defense to those who may not otherwise afford it.
In Feb. 2014, André earned a certified blue belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and in June 2014 he earned a level 1 Gracie Survival Tactics certification. Later on in July 2014, the Instructor certification with the Gracie Academy was earned. He is fully committed to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and is now the only art he teaches!
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Mukilteo is a not for profit organization.