FIRST DEGREE BLACK BELT
PROFESSOR JASON MATHERLEY
THIRD DEGREE BLACK BELT
PROFESSOR DAVE BROCKLEHURST
Dave started studying Judo back in 1986. Showing much more enthusiasm than skill he stuck with it until he achieved the rank of brown belt. Life happened and martial arts were put on hold until 1998.
At that time he started training with Eric Silver in Nashville, then a move to Ohio gave him a chance to train with a Royce Gracie affiliated gym, then back to Nashville and eventually on to earning a black belt under Shawn Hammonds in 2010. During that time Dave competed frequently, earning his share of medals. He currently holds the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt.
Dave has been teaching since he was a brown belt at gyms in middle TN. A move to Wisconsin gave him a chance to work with some of the best known MMA fighters in the world, but middle TN was always home and a return in 2018 got him back in the area.
Since then Dave has been teaching at The Academy in Millersville, Jason Matherley's great school and loving every minute of it.
Wednesday's and Thursday"s 8:00 am Instructor
Gabe currently holds the rank of Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Growing up he has always been a three sport athlete with football, baseball, and basketball. After graduating college in 2008 he found martial arts. It was just the thing to scratch that competitive itch. After training multiple years in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and overall MMA, he found himself to be most passionate about Jiu-Jitsu. He started competing with only 5 weeks of training and hasn't stopped since. He received his Brown Belt in January of 2020. Gabe brings tons of knowledge and enthusiasm to our team. Here are a few of his long list of accomplishments.
2020 Masters No-Gi Pan Am Absolute Silver Medalist
2020 Masters No-Gi Pan AM Bronze Medalist
4x Bigfoot Grappling Challenge SuperFight Gold Medalist.
Multiple Time IBJJF Medalist
Multiple Time Fuji BJJ Medalist
COACH CAMERON BROCKLEHURST
Monday's at 8:00am
Coach Cameron has been training jiu jitsu consistently for about 6 years. He currently holds the rank of 4 stripe purple belt. Not only does he have a lot of competition experience and success in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, he is also an army combatives champion in Kuwait.
At only 22 years of age Coach Cameron is a huge asset to The Academy. He has a lot of Jiu Jitsu knowledge and a unique style that is definitely a game changer.