In 2007 Professor Rich started training at McMahon Training Center under Professors Finnie and Tessa McMahon. After training for a few years and reaching the rank of Blue Belt Rich realized how much he loved Jiu-Jitsu and decided to dedicate himself to teaching others. After working very closely under the guidance of Finnie and Tessa, Rich began teaching Classes in 2010. In 2013 Rich decided to test himself by competing in the Pan American Championships in California. Although it was his first competition, he came back with the bronze medal in one of the biggest BJJ tournaments in the world. Rich earned his black belt in 2016 and currently teaches both adults and kids classes.