All of our instructors are highly trained and most are champion competitors. They are highly experienced in teaching children, beginners, hobbyists and competitors alike.


Benji Pyles

Evening class instructor

Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Competitor with multiple championships and medals in many grappling organizations including:

American Grappling Challenge

Grappling Industries

North American Grappling Association

WV Grappling Open

Fuji Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Ground Zero Fighting Systems Open

Fight to Win vet


Mickey Sanchez

Morning class instructor

Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Finishers Sub-Only 7 semi finalist

Ultimate Mat Warriors vet

IBJJF Cincinnati Open - gold

IBJJF Charlotte Open - bronze


Chris Burrell

Instructor (BJJ, Wrestling & Judo)

Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

4x West Virginia Grappling Open champion

American Grappling Challenge Ohio State champion

4th place WV State Wrestling tournament


Kyle Vass

Instructor (BJJ, MMA)

6-1 MMA record (amateur)

Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Multiple time gold medalist at the Taiwan International BJJ Tournament (heavyweight & absolute)