Greg is a certified Instructor of Black Belt rank with First Degree under Grand Master Relson Gracie, who is recognized as the world's best self-defense instructor. Relson's core technique was handed down directly from Helio Gracie. Greg is known for his technical understanding of the important details underlying the Gracie self-defense techniques as well as the broader concepts.
Greg has a strong interest in the practical application of self-defense, and recognizes the positive impact that conquering physical and mental challenges can have on increasing an individual's self-confidence and in turn the ability to defend themselves.
His training has also involved Judo, Wrestling, Aikido, Jeet Kune Do, Tae Kwon Do, and Kendo. His students have included state and county police, FBI, CIA, US military, bouncers, correctional officers, cage fighters, doctors, attorneys, stay-at-home parents, girl scouts, kids, teens, and adults of all ages, fitness levels, and professions.
Greg teaches or co-teaches all group classes and is also available for private lessons.
His instructional specialties include:
Tori co-instructs the KickAss Women's Class, self-defense seminars and workshops, the Kids' class, and assists new students in the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense classes as they become acclimated to the art. She is also available for private lessons.
She is active in the national women's jiu-jitsu community, and feels everyone, regardless of age, strength or athletic ability should have the opportunity to learn to defend themselves in a safe and welcoming environment while learning the beautiful art of Jiu-Jitsu.
She has a strong interest in the practical application of self-defense, and recognizes the positive impact that conquering physical, mental and at times emotional challenges can have on increasing a woman's self-confidence. She has also seen the positive impact the Kid's class has on kids who come in shy and unsure of themselves, and leave with greater confidence and gumption.
Her instructional specialties include:
If you are not sure if self-defense training is for you, read Tori's article "In-defense of Self" on the impact Brazilian jiu-jitsu self-defense can have on several aspects of life.
Sometimes walking in the door the first time is the toughest step on the journey. The return on that first step is you'll know more, feel stronger, more in control and more powerful when you walk out after class.
Our friendly team is a great group who trains together with Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense, Thai Kickboxing, KickAss Women's Self-Defense Class, and Kid's Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense Martial Arts Class at our locations in Silver Spring (Glenmont) and Bethesda. Students come from around the area including Rockville, Olney, Silver Spring, Wheaton, Kensignton, Bethesda and Potomac.
We always have fun in a relaxed, no-pressure atmosphere while training with the most practical techniques available for personal self-defense. It is great exercise, and the high quality of training at our price cannot be beat anywhere.
We invite you to come in, meet some of the members, and train with us. Stop by soon and see what it's all about. We look forward to working out with you!
Sign-up now for your VIP First Class Pass: Pay online option now available!
Visit the Contact Us page for our contact form as well as location information.
Contact us now! Find out more about our programs, join our mailing list to hear about future workshops or request information to set up a Self-Defense workshop for your special group! Take action today to commit to your own personal defense!
Join Today! Sign-up for your first class and see what it is all about! We look forward to meeting you!