Instructors

Brent Lillard (Co-Founder)

Owner/Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Instructor

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

Adam Deane (Co-Founder)

Owner/Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Instructor

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

Shaun Kennedy (Co-Founder)

Owner/Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Instructor

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

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Classes

Kristen DeBruycker

Owner/Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Instructor/Head Kids Instructor/Kru Muay Thai Instructor/FMA Instructor

Kristen is one of the most well-rounded martial arts instructors and competitors in the world… Read More

John McCune

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Instructor

John is a BJJ Revolution Team Black Belt in the Julio Cesar “Foca” Fernandez Nunes lineage.  He started training jiu-jitsu in 2007… Read More

Christian Chirico

Head Wrestling Coach

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

Alicia Johnson

Yoga Instructor

Alicia began her Yoga and mindfulness practice in 1998 and started teaching in 2004… Read More

Serhiy Vitko

Judo/Sambo Black Belt Instructor, Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt Instructor

Serhiy is a Judo/Sambo Black Belt and a Brown Belt Instructor in our morning Jiu-Jitsu program… Read More