Tarpein's Dojo, Moline IL and Davenport IA, legit BJJ black belt?
Hey everyone, so I currently train with Team Choco Okinawa Japan and will be headed back to the states soon. I have been searching for a BJJ place to train in the area that I will be living and there was only one place. The place I found is called Tarpein's Dojo in Moline IL and one in davenport IA. The instructor there is a guy named Travis Tarpein who who is supposedly a black belt in some type of karate and a black belt in BJJ. His website says he is part of the Carlson Gracie Jr team out of Chicago, IL. All seems good but I have searched over and over trying to find information on this guy and I can't find anything other then a few Facebook comments and his own website. No YouTube videos, nothing on any of the Gracie websites, nothing! Supposedly he is a black belt under Jeff Neal. I have not been able to meet Travis or to sit in on any of his classes, so I can't say anything negative about him, but it just concerns me that he is kind of a ghost. If any one can help me it would be great, thanks in advance.