Cris “Sunshine” Lencioni
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.
Meet Coach Cris
Welcome to our crazy, awesome, fun family.
I’ve always believed in family – no matter how busy I am, no matter the circumstances, family always comes first.
So, when I had the opportunity to open a multi-discipline martial arts academy, my goal was simple. It wasn’t to make money or to build my own ego – it was to build a family.
That’s why we’ve created a community and culture at Sunshine Athletics that is unlike any other gym around – somewhere that our members can go to blow off steam, connect with friends, get an amazing martial arts education and workout. Somewhere their kids can run around and play safely. A sort of sanctuary without judgement or exclusion. Somewhere that feels like home.
Having been a lifelong martial artist and athlete, I’ve seen the incredibly positive impact that jiu-jitsu, martial arts and combat athletics can have – it is absolutely life changing for so many people, myself included.
That’s why we strive to make our programs affordable and accessible to everyone. That’s why we offer contract-free options and why we seek community sponsors to assist families who may not be able to otherwise afford training.
Because we are a family – and family always comes first.
Coach Cris “Sunshine” Lencioni