Thomas MoreheadYouth BJJ Instructor
Thomas Morehead is a blue belt competitor, who’s embodiment of selflessness teammates and commitment to training has led him to become a invaluable member of the Ryoma family. Thomas instructs both our Little Grapplers and Teen Combatives program.
Shannon MillerYouth BJJ Instructor
Shannon Miller is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt competitor as well as a Taekwondo black belt. Drawing from her experience as a striking martial artist, she sought out grappling as a way to become a more well rounded martial artists. She assists in the instruction of our Little Grapplers and Teen Combatives programs.
Brett DoddAssistant BJJ Instructor
Brett Dodd has been a student of Ryoma Academy, since receiving his blue belt from Carlson Gracie Jr. He is now a brown belt under our head affiliate black belt instructor Vicente Junior. He is a avid competitor who has competed professional for Fight to Win Pro Pittsburgh. He heads our Jiu-Jitsu competition training class, as well as assisting in instructing.
Chad FazenbakerBJJ Instructor
Chad Fazenbaker trained under Kevin Wilson up to the rank of purple belt until he moved to South Korea. While abroad, he trained under blackbelt John Frankl at Strightblast Gym in Seoul, South Korea. Now back in the states, he is a great addition to the stable of quality instructors Ryoma Academy has to offer.
Brent WalterMMA / Youth Programs
Brent Walter found martial arts following a knee injury that occurred during his first year of collegiate football. From the start he fell in love with jiu-jitsu. Fast-forward four years later and that passion still exists. Currently a BJJ purple belt competitor, 1-0 Pro MMA fighter, and 1-0 Pro Boxer. His motivation to become a better competitor only seconds his desire to reach his fullest potential as a young instructor. Drawing from his time as a collegiate athlete he delivers the same work ethic to his training and class instruction. (CPR/First Aid Certified)
Bob CarderOwner / BJJ Instructor
Bob Carder started his journey in 2006. Under the direction of black belt Professor Kevin Wilson he quickly became a diligent student of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Bob's ability to draw attention to the intricacies of jiu-jitsu technique is what makes him a proficient instructor. Methodical and calculated describes his jiu-jitsu game and is a quality that is evident in his class instruction. (CPR/First Aid Certified)