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Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts

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JASON PON

Kids instructor

Jason is the perfect blend of fun and discipline. He is a proud father of four exceptional young men. He is currently active in the military and can corral even the wildest of kiddos with love and guidance. He is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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FELIPE DEPAULA

Head Instructor

He has recently received his 3rd stripe on his black belt. He is originally from Brazil and his years on the mat provides invaluable experience that he graciously gifts to students.

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CARLOS CRATIC

Black Belt Adult Instructor

Carlos has been known in the CSRA martial arts world for over 10 years. He has earned over 30 Gold Medals! He has a black belt in jiujitsu, over 10 years experience in Muay Thai and Judo and an IBJJF Master's Gold Medalist.

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GRALYN HARRIS

8th degree Judo Black belt and Champion Wrestler

Just a few of his accolades include teaching at West Pointe and Black Belt in Hoteikan Ju Jitsu Kai Karate Do Judo. He will continue his martial arts legacy, by graciously teaching us Judo and grappling.

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MICHAEL HOUGH

Small Fries Kids Instructor

Mike has over 27 year experience in martial arts. He has received his Shidoin teaching license. Holds a 4th Degree Black Belt in Tae Bong Soo Do. He has a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Judo and a 1st Degree Black Belt in Karate. Accomplishments also include 3rd Kyu lai-jutsu (Japanese Swordsmanship) and is currently a Blue Belt in Jiu-JItsu. One might want to ask if he has enough Black Belts?

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JOHNNY SNYDER

MMA instructor

Johnny is currently a BJJ purple belt with over 10 years experience in martial arts. Johnny is well known in the CSRA and competed in multiple MMA fights, boxing, kickboxing, no-gi grappling and BJJ matches. Johnny is passionate when it comes to teaching and training individiauls in martial arts. He is also an active law enforcement office who is assigned to a local SWAT team and helps with Defensive Tactics in local law enforcement academies.

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JENNI JOY

Kids instructor and Self Defense

Blue belt in Gracie Jiujitsu with over 4 year experience. 2 years training in Krav Maga and 2 years training in self defense. Passionate about encouraging and empowering people to become stronger and better versions of themselves.

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NAOMI WILLIAMS

Yoga instructor

 She has been training in Yoga for awhile now. She is a child life specialists and mom extraordinaire! Come join Naomi as we journey through increased flexibility and self awareness through the movements of yoga. Different abilities are her specialty! A class for all people!