Dillon Gower, Head Instructor
Dillon began his martial arts journey where many others do, Tae Kwon Do as a child. After a short hiatus, in 2006 he began training in Genbukan Ninpo Taijutsu (a form of Japanese Jiujutsu) and Judo in Virginia and Maryland. In July 2008, he moved to Orlando to train at American Top Team and to live the life of a humble martial artist to the fullest. Since then he has competed in BJJ, Muay Thai, and MMA. He was promoted to a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Paul Rodriguez in 2016.
"While it may not be easy, it is extremely rewarding and I am determined to live and teach others to live the way of the warrior for the rest of my life. See you on the mats. Osu!”
Ben started his martial arts adventure at the age of 8 at Wah Lum Kung Fu under Pui Chan. He has studied and trained in Kung Fu, Wing Chun, JKD, Judo, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and other martial arts all around the world. In 2017, Ben began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Dillon Gower and is currently a blue belt. His goal for Cogito is for it to become a learning hotbed for martial arts.