Instructors

Adam Deane

Owner/Black Belt Instructor

Falling in love with martial arts movies as a kid, and being influenced by his father’s love…. Read More

Brent Lillard

Owner/Black Belt Instructor

Gracie Charlottesville’s co-Founder and Black Belt Instructor, Brent Lillard credits much of his… Read More

Shaun Kennedy

Owner/Black Belt Instructor

Shaun Kennedy discovered jiu-jitsu in Hawaii in early 2009 when his wife was deployed to Iraq… Read More

Christian Chirico

Owner/Wrestling Coach

Hailing from Fluvanna County, Virginia, Christian began wrestling at the age of 13 under his father… Read More

John Johnson

Gracie Combatives Purple Belt Instructor

John teaches our Gracie University curriculum.  He was awarded his purple belt by Ryron and Rener Gracie.

Ralph Fermoselle

Director of Kids Programs / Blue Belt

Ralph runs our kids after-school program as well as our nightly kids fundamentals program.