Tessa SmithYouth BJJ Instructor
Tessa Smith is a blue belt under Robert Carder and Vicente Junior. She is an assistant Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor and provides a warm enthusiasm towards students and training alike. Her years of experience as a Professional Wrestler lends well to her movement on the Jiu-Jitsu mat.
Matthew BakerYouth BJJ/ BJJ Fundamentals Instructor
Matthew Baker is a purple belt student under Robert Carder & Vicente Junior. Matthew embodies the term “grit” and helps students in our BJJ fundamentals program build strong foundations. He is an assistant instructor in both our BJJ Fundamentals and Youth BJJ programs.
Cody MatthewsAssistant MMA / Wrestling
Building off a strong wrestling pedigree, Cody Matthews has become a household name in the amateur Mid-Atlantic MMA community. After a perfect amateur career, Cody is currently a pro prospect at flyweight division. Cody serves as an assistant instructor to the MMA program and as RAMA's wrestling instructor.
Thomas MoreheadYouth BJJ/BJJ Instructor
Thomas Morehead is a brown belt competitor, who’s selflessness and commitment to training, has led him to become an invaluable member of the Ryoma family. Thomas leads our Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu programs and is an assistant instructor for our adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program.
Brent WalterMMA Programs / Youth Programs
Brent Walter is a current Pro Lightweight MMA competitor and Jiu-Jitsu brown belt. Following a stint playing collegiate football, he found success winning local Toughman tournaments, competing in BJJ, and earning an amateur lightweight title in MMA. He is the head instructor of the MMA program and instructs both the Youth BJJ & Adult No-Gi programs.
Robert CarderOwner / Head BJJ Instructor
A 1st Degree Black Belt under Professor Vicente Junior, Robert (Bob) Carder has over 15 years of experience in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He started his journey in 2006 and was awarded his Black Belt in 2016. Robert’s selflessness as an instructor has promoted growth in each and every student at RAMA. Methodical and calculated describes his jiu-jitsu game and is a quality that is evident in his class instruction.