After training on and off for 20 years, in between medical school, and residency Dr. Micah Crouse earned his Gracie Jiu-jitsu Black Belt with Team Chitwood after rolling 5 minute matches for 3 hours straight at their spring pressure test. Dr. Crouse is very well known in the midwest competition circuit — especially in no gi competition where he has won AGC, Submission Addiction, US Grappling, ADCC, EGO, NAGA, and Arnold Classic Championships. Very adept at leg locks, Micah is known for making short work of opponents in no gi matches. Micah came to Team Chitwood over 5 years ago as a high level Gracie Jiu-jitsu Brown Belt and has continued to improve his gi grappling in our Gracie Jiu-jitsu classes.
“I am honored to be amongst Team Chitwood,” said Crouse. “The Chitwood brothers exemplify integrity both on and off the mat. I look forward to continuing to further my technique under their leadership and assist others in their jiu-jitsu journey.”
Dr. Crouse is now the 5th Gracie Jiu-jitsu Black Belt at Team Chitwood. “The addition of Micah makes for an unparalleled learning experience for the beginner and intermediate student enrolling in our academies and joining our team,” said Shawn Chitwood, President of Team Chitwood Martial Arts & Fitness and 3rd degree Relson Gracie Black Belt. “The wealth of knowledge here was already phenomenal, and now it’s even greater.”