Our Team

You will be learning from world class instructors

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Ryan Roach

Ryan is a 1st Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and owner of the Legacy Martial Arts Academy. Ryan manages the daily operations of the academy and oversees our BJJ affiliate program. He is also an active IBJJF competitor.

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Aaron Handy

Aaron is a  6th Degree Judo Black Belt and Director of Judo at the Legacy Martial Arts Academy. He was on the USA Judo National Team and currently serves as the Director of Performance for Ohio Judo.

Luke Schroeder

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Luke Schroeder is a 1st Degree BJJ Black Belt and is a head coach for our Kids & Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu programs. Luke recently retired from the United States Air Force and currently works for the Department of Defense.

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Ben Schroeder

Ben Schroeder is a 1st Degree BJJ Black Belt and is a coach for our Kids & Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu programs. Ben is an active competitor & is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati.

Mike Jacobs is a 1st Degree BJJ Black Belt and is a coach for our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program. Mike is a professional BJJ competitor and former professional MMA fighter.

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Grant Nidey

Grant is a BJJ Black Belt and is a coach for our kids & adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu programs. Grant is also an active competitor.

Mike Jacobs

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Kenny Bria

Kenny is a 2nd degree BJJ Black Belt and is a coach for our Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program. Kenny is also a certified Gracie Combatives Instructor.

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Jake Bria

Jake is a BJJ Purple Belt and is a coach for our adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program. Jake is an active competitor and wrestling coach.

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Ray Smith

Sensei Ray Smith is a coach for our Kids & Adult Judo programs and currently serves as the Development Director for Ohio Judo. 

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Mandy Roach

Mandy is a BJJ Blue Belt and is an assistant coach for our Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program. She is an active competitor and is also a Law Enforcement Gracie Survival Tactics Instructor.

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Rob Arnett

Nick Pugh

Tony Ellicott

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Tony is a BJJ Purple Belt and is an assistant coach for our Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program. He is an active competitor and works as a software developer.

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Nick is our head Muay Thai & MMA coach. He is a former professional MMA fighter and is an active BJJ competitor. Nick holds a purple belt in BJJ.

Rob is a BJJ Brown Belt and assistant coach for our teen & adult BJJ programs. Rob is a 2021 Nogi World Champion and is currently ranked #1 in the world.

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