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 & Credentials:
  • 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
  • 20 Hours FCC credentials (armed security)
  • 20 Hours PERC credentials (unarmed security)
  • Level 4 NRA Certified as a marksman with a semi-auto pistol
  • NRA Concealed Carry Instructor
  • USCCA Concealed Carry instructor
  • USCCA First Aid Instructor
  • ASP Instructor - Tactical Weapon Certificate - For restraint, flashlight, and baton
  • Homeland Security: You are the help until help arrives
  • FEMA: Effective Communication
  • FEMA: Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  • FEMA: Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents:Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship
  • FEMA: Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • FEMA: Retail Security Awareness, Understanding the Hidden Hazards
  • FEMA: Leadership and Influence
  • FEMA: Surveillance Awareness:What you can do
  • FEMA: An Introduction to Hazardous Materials
  • FEMA: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  • FEMA: National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • FEMA: Introduction to Incident Command System
  • Certified in CPR/AED and First Aid with the American CPR Care Association
  • First Aid in Severe Bleeding with the American Red Cross
  • Covid 19 Level A Safe Sets Certification

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Coach Amanda

  • The 11th Female Jiu Jitsu Black belt

  • Green belt in Judo

  • Trained in various combat sports for over 20 years.

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

  • Has over 20 years experience training children in self defense

  • Level 4 NRA marksman with a semi auto pistol

  • concealed carry instructor

  • 20 hours PERC credentials (unarmed security)

  • 20 hours FCC credentials (armed Security)

  • Certified in CPR/AED and First Aid with the American Red Cross

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