LEAD INSTRUCTORS

 
Professor Dustin Ware
3rd Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
 
Over the last 24 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 - Civilian).  Professor Ware has had the privilege to have trained countless number of law enforcement & military personal.  He currently volunteers time to serve as a Defensive Tactics Consultant for the Franklin County Sheriff's Office Training Academy.
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
Sensei Anthony Roberts
Sensei Anthony Roberts began his martial arts journey in 1984 studying Shotokan Karate-Do for 10 years in Oklahoma while in the United States Air Force.  He also studied Okinawan Isshin-Ryu under Sensei John Domfort and competed in many tournaments under his tutelage.
 
After serving his country during Desert Storm, he stepped away from the Air Force & returned to Columbus.
 
Sensei Roberts continued his studies in Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do under Hanshi Rick Moore.  In 1991, Sensei Roberts  began focusing on learning Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu, ultimately being promoted to Shichi Dan (7 th Degree Black Belt) in 2019. Sensei Roberts has since continued his studies by traveling to Okinawa, Japan to learn from several Master Instructors from the World Matsubayashi Karate Association.
 
For more information about the classes being offered by Sensei Roberts, please visit:   http://columbusshorinryu.com
 
 
 
INSTRUCTORS
 
Professor Rich Ryu
2nd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
(Assistant BJJ Instructor)
  
 
 
Adam Hager
1st degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
Judo Black Belt (USA Judo & USJF)
(Assistant BJJ & Head Judo Instructor)
 
 
 
Professor Zac Scott
1st degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
Defensive Tactics Certified
(Assistant BJJ Instructor)
 
 
 
Ricardo Mejia
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
(Assistant BJJ Instructor)
 
 
 
 
Erin Clausing
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt & Judo Black Belt (USJF)
(Assistant Judo Instructor)
 
 
 
 
Milla Mejia
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
(Head Youth Instructor)
 
 
Allison Lindner
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
(Assistant Instructor)
 
Multiple IBJJF Titles
FTW  Vet
 
 
Keith Smetana
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
(Kickboxing & MMA Instructor)
 
Pro MMA Record 12-6-0-2
 
JKD Black Belt
 
FTW Vet
 
 
Each of these coaches have years of training experience, and will go "above & beyond" to help develop our new members.
 
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!