Established in 2018, Sunshine Athletics serves Canby and the surrounding communities, offering adult and children’s classes in Jiu Jitsu and MMA/Striking. Sunshine Athletics is owned, operated, and coached by Bellator MMA fighter Cris “Sunshine” Lencioni.Contact Us
Our Coaching Staff
Both our Kids’ and Adults’ classes have the added benefit of occasional guest coaches with varying specialties, training, and approaches to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA/Striking. This variety helps our students find a style and skill set that will work best for them in competition and self-defense.
In addition, for the Kids’ classes, Coach Cris is assisted by students from the Adult classes. This helps to ensure the kids have the individualized attention they may need to hone and refine their technique.
Make everyone feel welcome
Treat each student with respect
Empower our members
Help members reach their goals
My son joined Sunshine Athletics over a year ago and it's the best decision we've made! Coach Cris isn't a typical coach...he gives his all for these kids, he learns their strengths and weaknesses and helps them overcome and pushes them to grow. He really gets to know the kids and has the perfect balance of rules and fun. My son always leaves practice positive and with personal growth. The coaches Cris picks to teach are all devoted to our kids and to helping them better themselves. This gym truly is a TEAM. I 1000% recommend Sunshine Athletics!
Great place for kids to learn how to defend themselves when needed. My boy loves going to class and has so much fun. All coaches are amazing 🤩
Amazing gym, amazing people, amazing classes! There are too many good things to say about this gym. It has become my second home. Cris runs a top-notch curriculum and I look forward to going to classes every day. Jiujitsu and the genuinely good people in this program saved my life. You will be welcomed with wide-open arms here.
Coach Cris and the staff at Sunshine are amazing! My boys absolutely love going to class. The connections they've made with other kids in the community is incredible. Cris is creating a team environment for them that's unlike any other. There are plenty of adult classes to participate in and NO gross gym-timidation! I am always impressed at the services being offered here at such an incredible value. 10/10 recommend!
Great gym and a place one can call family, kids, and adults of all ages friendly. Cris and his instructors are knowledgeable, and friendly and take pride in the success of every individual student regardless of their abilities. Sunshine Athletics’ training partners are a reflection of the instructions and treat everyone respectfully and challenge each other to push themselves beyond comfort zones. This gym has been a great addition to the community; looking for somewhere to get you in fantastic shape, have fun and feel among family stop by and have a chat with Cris Lencioni.
I love this place! I’ve been training here since they opened and will not go anywhere else — everyone (including the two AMAZING owners, Cris and Marca Lencioni) has been incredibly supportive...from letting me bring in a playpen for my baby to play in so I could train without worrying to helping me with nutrition and just being there as friends. This place is more than an academy or martial arts school, it is a home for so many people — those who train here become friends, family even! Proud to be a part of this incredible community.