Once upon a time, Coach Frank was a bodybuilder. After a few friends of his convinced him to try Jiu-Jitsu, he walked into Black and Blue MMA in Kingston, NY, thinking that no one would be able to tap him out. Well, after being tapped out by guys much smaller than him, he was hooked. He felt he HAD to learn this mysterious Jiu-Jitsu. That was in 2008. It was not long before he began dreaming of owning his own academy someday. Well, fast forward eight years and Coach Frank has come a long way. He spent six years teaching kids classes at his home academy, 99/1, formerly known as Black and Blue MMA. He watched his students grow, literally, and within the sport. He also began teaching adult classes in 2015 as head instructor of 99/1's second location in Coxsackie, NY. His passion and dedication to his students and the sport is contagious. He will go above and beyond to make sure that his knowledge is shared and understood. Aside from Jiu-Jitsu, he is a loving family man with two young children.