Bushido Bags proudly sponsors athletes who embody the spirit of martial arts. Our sponsored athletes not only showcase skill and a love for their sport, they are also honorable, hardworking, and respectable members of the martial arts community.
Jillian "Lionheart" DeCoursey
Jillian is a professional mixed martial artist living in Queens, NY. She trains out of Long Island MMA/Ringsport Muay Thai and fights with Invicta FC.
She is the Aggressive Combat Atomweight Champion, the Aggressive Combat Strawweight Champion, the USMTA Atomweight Champion, and the Ground Force Fights Atomweight Champion.
She also holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has an impressive list of accomplishments including IBJJF Pan-American Silver medalist and IBJJF Worlds Silver medalist.
Outside of martial arts, Jillian also played college basketball at Hunter College, has Masters Degree in Mental Health, is a licensed Mental Health Counselor, and owns her own mental health counseling practice.
"The Asian Persuasion" Jason King
Jason is a professional mixed martial artist based out of Knoxville, TN. He trains out of Knoxville Martial Arts Academy under head coach Eric Turner, who’s fighters include the likes of UFC light heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux and Bellator’s Taylor Turner.
Jason currently holds a rank of black band under KMAA’s fighting system, and is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu. Prior to focusing on mixed martial arts, Jason also held the rank of 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo.
Outside of training and competing Jason enjoys spending time with his wife (also a professional fighter) and his 3 dogs.
The Collier Brothers
The Collier brothers, Josiah, Nikolas, and Jeremiah, are official representatives of the Collier Method of Judo. They each began training in Judo at age four. The Collier brothers work for Hollywood-action-movie-production-company 8711 Action Design and have trained some of today’s top actors such as Keanu Reeves (John Wick), Halle Berry (John Wick) and Joel Kinnaman (Altered Carbon). They have also trained some of Hollywood’s top stuntmen. Josiah and Nikolas Collier were featured in the hit action movie John Wick 3 demonstrating some of their Judo.
The Collier Method of Judo is a combat style of Judo, including throws, grappling, and striking. The Collier brothers compete and have been successful in a variety of combat sports. The Collier brothers and all of their detailed instructional videos can be accessed at their Patreon account: https://www.patreon.com/CollierJudoMethod
Sophie "The Dog" Sharp
Sophie is 13 years old and has been training since she was almost 3. She trains out of Kurt Pellegrino’s BJJ in Belmar, NJ. She began her Jiu Jitsu journey when her older sister wanted to try out for the wrestling team and her parents thought BJJ might be a great place to start.
Before she found Jiu Jitsu, Sophie was already a Black Belt in Taekwondo and had won a World Championship in weapons forms. In fact, she was a 5x national champion! But she fell in love when she stepped on the Jiu Jitsu mats. She says she couldn’t train enough.
Sophie currently homeschools so she can train while remaining an honor roll student.
Sophie says, “Jiu Jitsu is a must for females. You become confident about situations while learning to defend yourself. I hope that both women and young girls can look to me as a role model for the sport of Jiu Jitsu.”
Sophie’s future goal is to run her own school where female students would be the primary focus.