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

Alex Brown

Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt Instructor

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