Shields and Fairtex Part Ways from Graciefighter.com
Jake Shields will no longer be the head jiu-jitsu instructor at Fairtex, San Francisco. After the tragic death of Alex Gong, Shields was appointed to head the grappling program originated by Cesar Gracie at the Fairtex, Daly City location.
Taking over all teaching duties in early 2004 at their brand new facility on Hawthorne Street, Shields quickly built up a formidable group of grapplers and began the Jake Shields MMA Team.
Disagreements with the management convinced Shields to relocate elsewhere in San Francisco and it has been announced that this month will closeout Shields' teaching duties at Fairtex.
In the interim period between academies all Shields Team members are encouraged to train at the Cesar Gracie Academy in Pleasant Hill and the David Terrell Academy in Santa Rosa.