Instructors

In Jiu Jitsu black belt instructors are referred to as "Professor". Please take a moment to review the details below outlining our incredible instructors. You will be learning from the very best!

Professor
Gideon "The Gladiator" Ray

  • Gideon Ray is a career Martial Artist.
  • He holds belts in multiple arts including a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, Black Belt under Keith Hackney, and a Black Belt in Judo.
  • With over 30 years experience Gideon has competed as an amateur, and professional with over 50 professional bouts in MMA contests.
  • Ranging from Season 4 of the UFC reality show The Ultimate Fighter, UFC and King of the Cage Pay per view events. International Fight League (IFL), Hardcore Championship Fighting (HCF) Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, CUFF in Trinidad Tobago, Raw Power in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and many more.
  • Gideon Ray has earned his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, under the tutelage of Christian Uflacker a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner, and MMA fighter who holds a black belt under Carlos Gracie Jr.
    Gideon's Fight List:
  • UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • TUF - The Ultimate Fighter
  • IFL - International Fighting League
  • KOTC - King of the Cage
  • XFO - Xtreme Fighting Organization
  • CUFF - Caribbean Ultimate Fist Fighting (Trinidad/Tobago)
  • Raw Power MMA - (Bahrain, Saudi Arabia)
  • Flawless FC
  • Wreck MMA
  • Hoosier FC
  • SuperFights MMA
  • WC - Warriors Collide
  • HCF - Hardcore Championship Fighting (Canada)
  • TFC - Total Fight Challenge
  • ECC - Extreme Cage Combat
  • EFC - Extreme Fighting Challenge
  • SMA - Shootfighting Martial Arts
  • Combat-Do Fighting Challenge
  • IHC - Ironheart Crown
  • Shooto Midwest Fighting
  • FCC - Freestyle Combat Challenge
  • TCC Total Combat Challenge

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Coach Amanda

  • Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • Green belt in Judo

  • Trained in various combat sports for over 15 years.

  • Has been competitive in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing competitions.

  • Has over 15 years experience training children in self defense

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Sensei
James McGovern

  • 4th Degree Black Belt (Yodan) in Judo
  • Recognized by the US Olympic Committee.
  • Sensei McGovern has years of experience instructing, coaching, and competing worldwide.

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