Jack McVicker is an American martial arts expert and a Brazilian jiu jitsu pioneer in the Midwest of the United States where he established his academy McVicker BJJ. A certified instructor in jeet-kune do and Filipino martial arts under Dan Inosanto, and a the first ever jiu jitsu black belt awarded by Wellington “Megaton” Dias, Jack McVicker is also known as one of the most accomplished athletes in the sport’s Masters division.
Full Name: Jackson McVicker
- World Masters Champion (2014/2013 Master 3)
- World No-Gi Champion (2014 Master 3, 2013 Master 3 weight + absolute, 2011/2010/2009/2008 Senior 1 weight + absolute, 2007 Master)
- Pan American Champion (2016 Master 3, 2014 Master 3 weight + absolute, 2013 Master 3, 2012 Senior 2, 2011
- Senior 1, 2009 Senior 1 weight + absolute, 2008 Senior 1, 2007 Master)
- European Open Champion (2011 Senior 1 weight + absolute, 2004/2005 Master, 2006 Master weight + absolute)
- European No-Gi Open Champion (2013/2012 Senior 2 weight + absolute)
- International Masters & Seniors Champion (2009/2008 Senior 1)
- Asian Open Champion (2008 Senior 1)
- World No-Gi Championship 2nd Place (2011 Senior 1 absolute)
- Pan American Championship 2nd Place (2010 Senior 1, 2004 Master)
- European Open Championship 2nd Place (2004/2005 Master absolute, 2007 Master)
- Asian Open Championship 2nd Place (2008 Senior 1 absolute)
- World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2014 Master 3, 2012/2011 Senior 1)
- World Masters Championship 3rd Place (2015 Master 3)
- Pan American Championship (2013 Master 3 absolute, 2010 Senior 1 absolute, 2008/2006 Master)
Favorite Position/Technique: n/a
Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg/168lbs)
Team/Association: McVicker’s BJJ
Jack McVicker was born in the Midwest of the United States, where he grew increasingly curious of martial arts and combat sports during his formative years. This curiosity led him to start his martial arts training at the age of 13.
His quest to become a complete martial artist guided Jack to a variety of styles, including tae kwon do and hap-ki do, where he earned his first black belts. McVicker also found inspiration in the legendary martial arts expert, and former Bruce Lee student Dan Inosanto, with whom Jack earned an instructor’s certification in both jeet-kune do and Filipino martial arts (later enhancing in knowledge on the subject with Paul Vunak).
As the reputation of Brazilian jiu jitsu grew, during the 1990’s, so did McVicker’s interest in grappling, finding in Fabio Santos his first jiu jitsu instructor – under whom he earned his blue belt.
Jack would later gear his jiu jitsu training towards Wellington “Megaton” Dias in Phoenix, Arizona. McVicker quickly became one of Megaton’s most prolific students, earning all belts under the Brazilian from there on. His black belt promotion taking place on August 2003, making him Mega’s first black belt.
While learning the trade of jiu jitsu, McVicker opened his own academy in the Midwest (Illinois), becoming one of the region’s pioneering coaches. The academy grew fast under Jack’s precise coaching methodology, quickly branching out to other locations.
Among Jack McVicker’s long list of accomplishments, there is also a degree in criminology from the Indiana State University.
Jack McVicker vs Fernando Zulick