LEAD INSTRUCTORS

Professor Dustin Ware
2nd Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
 
Over the last 18 years, Dustin has continually remained a "student", always looking to further his knowledge in all areas of self-defense...including Submission Grappling, Judo, Boxing, Defensive Tactics, and Modern Army Combatives (Level 2).  He has also been privileged to have trained countless number of law enforcement & military personal.  He was recently recognized as a "Defensive Tactics Instructor" with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office Training Academy.
 
- 5x Relson Gracie US Nationals Gold Medalist
- 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 Quarter-Finalist
 
 
 
Travis Sayre
2nd Degree Judo Black Belt (Nidan)
1st Degree Tomiki Aikido Black Belt (Shodan)
- USA Judo Certified Instructor
- Chief Judo Instructor at Marietta Combat Sports
- Previous teaching experience at WVU-Parkersburg Judo Club, SWPA Judo, Almost Heaven Judo
 
 
Greg Jasnikowski
- Founder of the “Body by Greg” Personal Training & Fitness Boot Camp
- Master Degree from the Academy of Physical Education (Wroclaw, Poland)
- Performance Enhancement Specialist – National Academy of Sports Medicine
- IFPA Certified Personal Trainer 
- APEX – Nutrition Program Certified
- former POLISH National Champion Tae Kwon-Do competitor
- Background in Boxing, Tae Kwon-Do, & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
 
 
 
 
DeJuan Hood
 
- 15 years of Kickboxing/boxing
-  Has trained at the following gyms:
   * Windy City Gym (Chicago)
   * Ghangi Martial Arts (Chicago)
   * Seong Heas Martial Arts (Chicago)
   * Sullivan Brothers (Columbus)
   * Sweet Science Boxing (Columbus)
-  6-0 Amateur Boxing Record
-  Coaching Experience includes Youth football, basketball, lacrosse Boxing/kickboxing (adults & kids)
 
 
 
ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS
 
Professor Rich Ryu
1st Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
(Assistant BJJ Instructor)
- 4x Grapplers Quest Champion
- 2013 Chicago Open Gold Medal (Brown Belt)
- 2016 IBJJF Master Worlds Championship Bronze Medal (Black Belt)
 
 
Keith Herbert
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
(Assistant BJJ Instructor)
- Multiple AGC Medalist
- IBJJF Competitor
- Fight To Win Veteran
 
 
Adam Hager
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
Judo Green Belt (USA Judo & USJF)
(Assistant BJJ & Judo Instructor)
- Multiple AGC Medalist
- IBJJF competitor
- Multiple Judo competitions
- Fight To Win Veteran
 
 
Zac Scott
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
(Assistant BJJ Instructor)
- Multiple AGC Medalist
- IBJJF Competitor
- Fight To Win Veteran
- Defensive Tactics certified
 
 
Andrew Sabatino
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
(Assistant BJJ Instructor)
 
- Multiple AGC Medalist
- IBJJF Competitor
- Fight To Win Veteran
 
 
Brian Dick
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt
(Assistant BJJ Instructor)
 
- Meadilist of multiple BJJ competitions
 
 
 
 
Gregg Shaffer
Braziian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt
(Assistant BJJ Insturctor)

- Multiple AGC & NAGA Medals
- Fight To Win Veteran
 
 
 
Ricardo Mejia
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt
(Assistant BJJ Instructor)
 
- Multiple AGC Medalist
- IBJJF Competitor
- Fight To Win Veteran
 
 
 
Erin Clausing
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt & Judo Blue Belt (USJF)
(Assistant Judo Instructor)

 - Multiple AGC Medalist
 
 
 
Milla Mejia
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt
(Assistant Youth Instructor)
 
- Multiple AGC Medalist
- IBJJF Competitor
 
 
 
Each of these coaches have years of competition & training experience.  They each 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!