Head Instructors


Dustin Ware
2nd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
Over the last 18 years, Dustin has continuly remained a "student", always looking to further his knowledge in all areas of self-defense...inclduing Submission Grappling, Judo, Boxing, Defensive Tactics, and Modern Army Combatatives (Level 2).  He has also been priviliaged & honored to have trained countless number of law enforcement & military personal.  He was recently recognized as a "Master Defensive Tactics Instructor" with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office Training Academy.
Some of the Jiu-Jitsu titles that Dustin has held includes:
- 5x Relson Gracie US Nationals Gold Medalist
- 2003 NAGA World Champion
- 2003 WGG No-Gi Pan-Ams Silver Medalist
-  2007 North American ADCC Trials Invitee 
-  3x WVGO Absolute Champion
- 2013 IBJJF Chicago Open Bronze Medalist
- 2006, 2010, 2013 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championships Competitor
- 2016 &
 2015 Masters Worlds Championships Qurter-Finalist
Edivan Moris de Souze Neves (aka. "Eddie Neves")
Head Judo Coach
Shodan - 1st degree Black Belt

Eddie come to OCSA by way of São Paulo, Brazil.  Holding the Judo rank of Shodan, he trained exclusively for over 15 years at the Judô Kimura Association (São Paulo – Brazil) under Sensei TADASHI KIMURA (Kodansha - 7º Degree)! He has competed for the São Paulo Federation of Judo tournaments, State tournaments, as well as inter-academy Judô tournaments. Eddie currently belongs to the Brazilian Federantion of Judô.  We are very happy to have one of only a handful of actively teaching Judo Black Belt in all of Central Ohio!
Assistant Instructors 

Rich Ryu
BJJ Black Belt


Keith Herbert
BJJ Black Belt


Zac Scott
BJJ Brown Belt


Andrew Sabatino
BJJ Brown Belt


Gregg Shaffer & Brian Dick
BJJ Purple Belts

Liz Kennedy
BJJ Purple Belt


Each of these coaches have years of competition & training experience.  They all go "above & beyond" to help develop our new members...all the while, continuing to challenge the more experienced students.
Regardless your background or skill level, each of our coaches will make you feel like you are part of our FAMILY from the first day you step on the mat!