Gene Simco is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt and is regarded as the first American Author of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Books. His Books and DVDs sell world-wide and he is best known for writing the largest book of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu written, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, The Master Text. Gene currently resides in the Mid Hudson Valley, NY with his Wife and Daughter where he operates NYMAG (New York Martial Arts Gym), a Mixed Martial Arts School offering instruction to recreational students for self defense and champions of Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts. Although NYMAG has a large staff of instructors, Gene has personally produced champions of MMA, and at a World Level in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Coming from a traditional martial arts background, Gene's personal focus is on combatives and self defense; he a Special Operations Combatives Arts Association Instructor and has taught many elite Military and Law Enforcement Personnel. Gene is also an avid Muay Thai practitioner.