Professor Chris Bonfoco

Head Coach/Professor of Modern Vision MMA
Chris' philosophy is Mat-Time Makes Champions and Character Overcomes All. In the past five years since opening Modern Vision MMA Chris' Athlete's have won 11 MMA titles, countless provincial BJJ and K1 titles as well as 11 national K1 titles as well as winning several competitions himself. Coach Chris is also an influential figure in MMA & Jiu Jitsu in Ontario. Professor Chris is a National Team Coach for Canadian Jiu Jitsu who Coached for Team Canada at the JJIF World Championships in Bogota Columbia.

  • Faixa Preta (Black Belt) instructor through Professor Omar Salvosa, 2017 (Marcus Soares, Carlson Gracie)
  • Coached MMA fighters for over 160 MMA fights with a 75% winning percentage
  • 5th Degree Black Belt Ninja Ryu Jiu Jitsu/Ninpo (Master Ron Bucholz)
  • WAKO Canada Level 1 Coach
  • Welland Sports Committee 2009 & 2010 Coach of The Year Award Winner
  • Coached for an impressive 40+ Team Titles in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments since January 2009!
  • Gold Medalist 2016 Ontario BJJ Open (Masters Brown & Black Featherweight)
  • Silver Medalist 2016 IBJJF Boston International Open (Brown Belt Masters Featherweight)
  • Gold Medalist 2012 Canadian SubX Superfight Champion 
  • Gold Medalist 2011 Grappler's Quest UFC Expo Welterweight Division (Executive Purple Belt)
  • Gold Medalist 2011 Grappler's Quest UFC Expo Featherweight Division (Executive Purple Belt)
  • Silver Medalist 2011 Grappler's Quest UFC Expo (Absolute Executive Purple Belt)
  • Silver Medalist 2011 New York International BJJ Open (Purple Belt)
  • Silver Medalist 2010 Ontario Provincial BJJ Championships (Purple Belt)
  • Bronze Medalist 2010 Ontario BJJ Open (Purple Belt)
  • Silver Medalist 2010 Ascension BJJ Open (Blue Belt)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (History) Brock University 2000
  • Post-Graduate Diploma (Public Relations) Niagara College 2001   

MMA Credential (All of the Above Plus)

  • Over 17 years of Mixed Martial Arts Training
  • Cornered over 110 MMA bouts with 11 MMA Title Belt Champions
  • Active competitor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Black Belt)
  • Has been a key training and sparring partner for many current and pro MMA fighters
  • One of the most recognized and Respected MMA Coaches in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Ontario

Chris brings expert teaching and coaching techniques through an extremely successful coaching and competion career in several sports including Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. By incorporating training techniques learned from some of Canada‚Äôs most successful amateur sport coaches, Chris brings a methodical and organized approach to training the students of Modern Vision in Welland Niagara. These techniques are consistently proven successful in competition as Modern Vision (Ascension Welland) continues to find itself on the medal podium several times at all the grappling tournament they attend. 

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