ABOUT

We believe that controlled training in high stress problem-solving builds character, physical toughness, emotional resiliency, and the ability to think under pressure resulting in individuals who overcome adversity and gain a healthier outlook on life and become more confident and happy human beings. Training for self-defense and competition will be led by the highest level of instruction who bring both knowledge and experience to mentor students seeking to gain confidence, fitness, discipline, and skill through the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

INSTRUCTORS

Professor Rob

Black Belt  |  Owner/Head Instructor

Professor Robert Johnson has been practicing the martial arts since he was 12 years old. He has lived around the continent training with some of the best in the world in karate, judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He officially started his jiu jitsu career in 2011 in Prescott AZ under the expert coaching of Professor Steve Judson (Black Belt World Masters Champion 2017.) Having had a life long aspiration of creating a martial arts academy geared toward community and youth development, Robert immediately recognized the many advantages that BJJ offered as a medium for building character and resiliency in children and adults alike. Seeing the potential he doubled down on his own training and competition career seeking to gain as much experience and credibility within the community as possible so that he could have the maximum amount of positive influence on the people around him.

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Career Highlights

2020 Black Belt AZBJJL International Open Gold Medalist

2019 Brown Belt IBJJF World Masters Champion

2019 Brown Belt IBJJG National Champion Gi

2019 Brown Belt IBJJF National Champion Gi Absolute

2019 Brown Belt IBJJFNational Champion NoGi

2018 Brown Belt IBJJF PANS Champion

2017 Brown Belt IBJJF World Masters Bronze Medalist

Over the next 8 years Prof. Rob had an extremely high level of success capturing multiple state, national and international titles as well as keeping a very strong presence instructing and assisting with both the adults and kids programs. At Brown Belt Prof. Rob captured every major title in his division before receiving his Black Belt from his Professor, Steve Judson.

Shortly after this promotion Professor Steve decided that it was time for Robert to take over the role of head instructor in Prescott. Since taking over Prof. Rob has managed to continue growing the academy and begun to shape the community in his long held vision. Creating partnerships with several not-for-profit foundations, developing a youth leadership and peer-to-peer program and getting involved in local groups and events.

 

Professor Johnson holds his role as a leader and an advocate for child development with the highest level of resect and intends to continuing doing good work on and off the mats. Within the jiu jitsu community and the Greater Prescott Area.

 

“All it’s really about is showing up and training hard. Never stop Moving. Never stop learning. And above all Stay Humble.”

Coach Rob Re: His approach to the Martial Arts

 

Quick Q&A

1. Favorite Ordinary things?

Using my chain saw, riding my mountain bike and going camping

2. Have you ever entered a competition outside of Jiu Jitsu?

I once entered a karaoke completion. I sang Iron Maiden, Frank Sinatra and David Bowie. I did not win :p

3.Type/Style of Jiu Jitsu

Back Hunter. Constant scrambler. Loose passer, often rolling to Berimbolo/Crab Ride

4.BJJ Heros

Mendez Brothers, Bruno Malfacine, Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, Mikey Musumeci

5. BJJ Goals?

On a personal level I would like to win IBJJF World Masters at Black Belt. Concerning the academy, I would like to see everyone continuing to reach out into our community and using the lessons they learn in their jiu jitsu training to strengthen connections and improve everyday life for themselves and the people around them.

Professor Chad “Robo”

ProfessorProfessor Chad currently resides in Houston Texas where many of the Tribe visit and train with his home academy Carlson Gracie Houston. Chad Robichaux, known to friends and students as “Robo” is a 3rd Degree Brazilian JiuJitsu (BJJ) Black Belt under the legendary Master Carlson Gracie Jr. A lifelong martial artist since the age of 5, in multiple arts, Prof. Robo began practicing BJJ in 1996 and had a successful Pro MMA career with an 18-2 record and 17 of his wins coming by submission. He gives great credit to several coaches and mentors who invested in his training such Carlson Gracie Jr, Prof. Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes, Prof. David Vieira Da Silva, Lewis Wood, Brad Anderson and UFC Hall of Famer – 5x UFC Champion Randy “The Natural” Couture. Prof. Robo’s BJJ Black Belt is certified by the IBJJF and USBJJF Federations, the officiating body of Brazilian JiuJitsuHe is also a Black Belt in traditional JiuJitsu and was one of the first Black Belt Instructors for the United States Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.

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Key Martial Arts Achievements:

Professional MMA Record of 18-2 with 17 Submission Victories

-#6 flyweight & #15 bantamweight in the world pro rankings by FightMatrix

– StrikeForce Veteran (Showtime)

– Bellator FC Veteran (Main Event on MTV2)

– Former Legacy FC Bantamwieght Champion (HD Net)

– Reality Combat Superfight Champion

– Wins over UFC, StrikeForce, and WEC Fighters

– IBJJF American National NoGi Gold Medalist (Black Belt)

– IBJJF International Open Silver Medalist (Black Belt)

– IBJJF Pans Bronze Medalist (Black Belt)

– Fight 2 Win Pro Super Fight Winner

– Multi Time JJWL Champion and Black Belt Season Champion

– Multi Time NAGA Champion

Off the Mats:

Professor Robo’s resume is equally as impressive on the mat as it is off, which reflects his teachings to students to seek your victories on and off the mats. He is a former Force Recon Marine and DoD Contractor with eight deployments to Afghanistan as part of a Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Task Force. After overcoming his personal battles with PTSd and nearly becoming a veteran suicide statistic, Chad founded the Mighty Oaks Foundation, a leading non-profit, serving the active duty and military veteran communities with highly successful faith-based combat trauma and resiliency programs. Having spoken to over 150,000 active-duty troops and led life-saving programs for over 3,300 active military and veterans at four Mighty Oaks Ranches around the Nation, Chad has become a go-to resource and is considered a subject matter expert on faith- based solutions to PTSd, having advised the current Presidential Administration, Congress, the VA and highest levels of the DoD. Currently, Chad serves as the Chairman for the Faith Based Veterans Service Alliance (FBVSA) collaborating with the White House on behalf of a coalition of faith based Veteran Service Organizations. Chad is a bestselling author and has written five books related to veteran care donating over 100,000 copies to the troops during his resiliency speaking tours. He is regularly featured on national media, such as Fox News, OANN, The O’Reilly Factor, The Blaze, TBN, The 700 Club, USA Today and has appeared in a short film by I Am Second. Currently, a life-story motion picture movie is being produced based on Chad’s book, An Unfair Advantage – Victory in the Midst of Battle. In addition to Chad’s military service, he is a former federal agent and law enforcement officer who was awarded the Medal of Valor for bravery. Chad is married to his wife Kathy of 25 years, and they have a daughter and two sons. Hunter is the 3rd generation Marine Combat veteran in the Robichaux family.

Learn more at www.MightyOaksPrograms.org or www.ChadRobichaux.com

Quick Q&A

1. Favorite ordinary things?

Studying the Bible, Family, writing, hiking and a camp fire.

2. Favorite music to focus before Competing?

Norah Jones… her music and voice calms my soul and lets me focus.

3. Type/style of jiu jitsu?

Technical pressure passer, a strategist always setting traps and staying one step ahead. “Every path leads to north / south position.”

4. BJJ heros?

Master Carlson Gracie Jr.

Prof. Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes…

these men are both my bjj heroes on and off the mats.

5. BJJ goals?

-Pass on everything I know to the next generation.

-Win Gold at IBJJF Masters World Championships at Black Belt.

Professor Michael

Professor Michael started his jiu jitsu career in early 2010 at Gracie Arizona. Quickly realizing that he had found something he was truly passionate about he continued to study and train hard for the next 3 years. After earning his purple belt in 2013 Prof. Michael began teaching classes at his home Dojo. In 2015 he won IBJJF Pans in his division and was promoted to Brown Belt on the Podium. After a very successful run at Purple belt Prof. Kaplan decided to double down on his commitment to his jiu jitsu career and competed & taught classes full time as a Brown Belt. His hard work paid off with a long list of accomplishments at Brown Belt including winning Gold the Ibjjf Nationals, IBJJF New York Open, IBJJF LA Open, IBJJF San Fransisco Open. As well as winning Gold at 2 Azbjjf tournaments and racking up 2-0 record with the Fight2Win Submission only promotion.

Professor Michael was promoted to Black Belt April 27 2018 and continues to train hard and compete regularly.In June 2019 He relocated to Prescott AZ. After spending a few months training and getting to know the other Black Belt he began helping teach classes and quickly became an integral part of the community.

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Quick Q&A

1. Favorite ordinary things?

Comic Books, movies

Something people might not know bout you?

I have 2 different color eyes

3. Type/style of jiu jitsu?

Open Guard Player

4. BJJ heros?

Mikey Musumeci

5. BJJ goals?

To Have fun and make friends

 

Coach Sam

Coach Sam’s first introduction to grappling was joining the wrestling team in 7th grade as a way to keep out of trouble. At the time he had no idea that grappling would end up taking such a major role in his life. His first coaches were Dan Payne and Larry Legler and Coach Payne was also his coach in high school as well. His first experience with jiu-jitsu was in 2006 with Jon Kessler at Prescott BJJ, and then with Steve Judson at GD Jiu Jitsu Prescott. He has ben a part of jiu-jitsu in Prescott ever since. After high school Coach Sam continued grappling and was also a competitive powerlifter. In 2013 he started personal training at Captain Crossfit, where he specializes in working with youth athletes. Coach Sam runs the teens athletic development and coaches the 7am Crossfit class. After dedicating most of his adolescence to physical fitness personal training was a natural fit for him. In 2017 Coach Sam started coaching the Prescott High School wrestling team where he is currently an assistant coach.

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena”

 

Favorite ordinary things – Good food, beer and fishing

Jiu-Jitsu style – Pressure passer

Bjj Hero – Ronaldo Jacare Souza

Bjj Goals – Get my black belt and win a tournament in the black belt division.

Coach Michael

Working within and around all levels of the sports scene his entire life, Dr. Michael Stultz entered into the world of Jiu-Jitsu in 2010, bringing with him an incredible wealth of knowledge and critical skills that would soon help propel him and many others to new heights in their careers. Already possessing degrees in Biology and Chemistry, as well as the experience of being a lifestyle mentor, prolific sports coach and quality healthcare provider of over 25 years, he was quick to adapt to the challenging artform and garner many more impressive accomplishments. Just a few of these include an extraordinary competitive run of nearly a dozen Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, which earned him multiple gold medals and an Arizona State Championship title, as well as numerous opportunities to train with many of the biggest names in the game. From the likes of legendary fighters Marcus Buchecha, Braulio Estima, and Lucas Lepri to Xande Ribeiro and Mackenzie Dern, Michael’s enthusiasm for learning and passion for the unique sport carries on within a diverse, expansive range of expertise that he is always eager to share. Everything from chiropractic treatment and sports medicine to clinical nutrition. Currently focused on teaching and helping instruct high-performance athletes, “Coach Mike” believes that Jiu-Jitsu is one of the greatest and most beneficial tools one can use to lead a healthy, driven lifestyle, and works tirelessly to create an environment that allows for individuals to fully reach their true potential. On the rare occasion he is not to be found honing techniques with the students or his peers, he’s enjoying time with his family, out practice shooting, or sitting down with a good read.

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“Being successful requires positive action, and taking action is positive in itself! All you need to do is start…”

– Dr. Stultz


MINI Q
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Favorite ordinary things?

Watches. Cigars. Gunsmithing. The 66 Mustang Shelby… and electronic Yahtzee.   

Are you that long-haired surfer dude I saw back in the day?

YES! For the longest time, haha…  

Type of Jiu-Jitsu?

Strategic Top Player.

 

Style of Jiu-Jitsu?

Pressure Passing and Pins, Calculated Positional Advancement.

 

Jiu-Jitsu Heroes?

Difficult to pick, they’re all so awesome… but Lucus Lepri, Marcus Buchecha, Braulio Estima,

Xande Ribeiro and Luanna Alzuguir are especially so.

 

Jiu-Jitsu dream?

To see those I’ve taught and have positively influenced achieve outstanding successes, and to continue helping those who wish to grow and change themselves for the better experience the phenomenal things that I have, aiding in the development of their character in any way I can with this remarkable sport. 

Coach Hawk

The eldest of the Schumacher siblings, Chelan (aka Coach Hawk) began his journey in the sport of Jiu-Jitsu at 12 years old, as a part of Professor Steve Judson’s original youth program back in 2011. Already a passionate artist and imaginative thinker, he immediately took a liking to the unique modality and soon after set upon the challenge of exploring all the technical intricacies and complex systems of the phenomenal ground fighting game. This led him to enter the competitive scene that very same year, and ultimately to continue competing regularly over the many years that followed. His most notable undertakings have been training extensively with some of the world’s most proficient grapplers, traveling to compete at one of the largest tournaments in Brazil, and two attempts at becoming an IBJJF World Champion. To date, he has tested his skills in nearly 70 Jiu-Jitsu tournaments over 9 years, 90% of which he has made it to the podium… and despite his extensive list of competitive accomplishments for an athlete of his age, he assures us that it is only the just beginning. Currently focused on quality training and innovation, Coach Hawk now hopes to share the lessons and rewards of determination and athletic discipline to the next generation, utilizing his 7 years of high-level youth coaching assistance and countless thrilling adventures as a young fighter himself to help build up and inspire others. Outside of his beloved sport, he can usually be found trying to inconspicuously eat candy, whilst wholly engaged in his many other passions which include art, writing, fashion, music, and technology.

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“If you really think about it, it’s not impossible… just improbable. Which we all know is hardly a problem.”

– C.H.S

 

MINI Q&A!

Favorite ordinary things?

Information. Aesthetics. Nature. Good food and great company.

Is Hawk your real name?

Indeed… it is my real middle name.

Type of Jiu-Jitsu?

Advanced Guard Player.

Style of Jiu-Jitsu?

Inventive Entanglement, Fancy Tricks & Traps.

Jiu-Jitsu Idols?

Keenan Cornelius, Mikey Musumeci, Gui and Rafa Mendes.

Jiu-Jitsu dream?

To be a Black Belt 9x IBJJF World Champ, train someone to be a Black Belt 9x IBJJF World Champ, and to be the founder of a “martial fashion” empire with my siblings that completely revolutionizes the sport.

Coach Breezy

The middle child and only girl Schumacher sibling, Breezy has had it tough since the start. She first embarked upon herJiu-Jitsu journey at 8 years old, after having watched from the sidelines as her two older brothers partook in classes for a few months. Not to be left out of the fun, she then went on to become the first girl in Professor Steve Judson’s original youth program. Having a lot to prove, she swiftly caught up to her siblings, and without the slightest hesitation followed them straight into their first competition, and the numerous others that were to come. At that time, there were only a small number of young female fighters in the game, so girls were often tacked onto large divisions to compete against the boys. As this was something she was used to anyway, she ended up doing exceptionally well in those early tournaments, earning herself a reputation as one of the sport’s fiercest up-and-coming female athletes. This, coupled with her iconic “crown of braids” hairdo, resulted in her getting featured in an online article encouraging female participation in the sport, as well as many opportunities to meet and train with some of the most influential Jiu-Jitsu women of the day. Still aspiring to join them at the highest levels, Breezy makes a point to lead by example, continuing into the present to demonstrate the countless benefits and values of the incredible artform to women and girls whenever she can. Her buoyant sense of humor, unwavering resolve and uniquely creative approach to fighting has earned her an extensive competitive record to rival her siblings, and what is undoubtably to be a long and successful career. Besides doing Jiu-Jitsu, Breezy loves to bake, knit, model, garden, and miraculously fix various broken electronic appliances.

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“If it’s fun, then the rest is easy! NOT breezy, or necessarily beautiful though…”

– B.

 

MINI Q&A!

 

Favorite ordinary things?

Well… my pets! Proper tools are pretty nice too.

Is it true you can dance?

Um, noooooo…

Type of Jiu-Jitsu?

Submission Hunter.

Style of Jiu-Jitsu?

Adaptable Opportunist, Cool Under Pressure.

Jiu-Jitsu Idols?

Sarah Black, Gazzy Parmen, and of course the Mendes bros.

Jiu-Jitsu dream?

To travel around the world to compete at all the tournaments, and see Jiu-Jitsu become a mainstream sport.

 

Coach Chabre

The second eldest of the Schumacher siblings, Chabre showed a remarkable aptitude for Jiu-Jitsu from the very beginning, entering into the sport alongside his brother at the early age of 10. Under the focused instruction of Professor Steve Judson, he rapidly became one of the original youth program’s most dynamic and promising competitive athletes. A relentless perfectionist and calculated over-achiever as it was, he was eager to compete, and upon doing so applied himself to the task in such a way as to be the first gold medalist of his family, and of the youth program as a whole. Now hooked on the thrill of victory and always striving for improvement, he then dedicated himself to the next challenge of the 2011 Arizona State Championships… to emerge victorious, yet again. This was the beginning of what was to be a nearly flawless win streak and competitive record, spanning some 70 tournaments from Sao Paulo to LA, and over the 9 years leading up to this present day. Both in training and in competition, he’s gone against and studied under some of the Jiu-Jitsu world’s most extraordinary and prestigious talent, ceaselessly honing his skills and style in the pursuit of his objectives. An avid learner and firm believer in “practice makes perfect”, Chabre also stresses the importance of humility, persistence, and respect in his favorite artform. When off the mats, he quietly enjoys a strict healthy diet and workout routine, skateboarding, modeling, watching football, and crushing noobs on Fortnite mobile.

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“Quit being lazy.”

– Chabrates

 

MINI Q&A!

 

Favorite ordinary things?

Cleanliness and organization. Also, my phone.

Do you talk?

Only if necessary.

Type of Jiu-Jitsu?

Aggressive Top Player.

Style of Jiu-Jitsu?

Dynamic Scrambler, Hyper-Technical Awareness.

Jiu-Jitsu Idols?

Don’t really have any… but the Mendes bros are cool.

Jiu-Jitsu dream?

Jiu-Jitsu is the dream.