Our Team

You will be learning from world class instructors

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Ryan Roach

Ryan is a BJJ Black Belt and co-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 co-owner of 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 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 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 Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program. Grant is also an active competitor.

Mike Jacobs

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Kenny Bria

Kenny is a 1st 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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Mitch Simpson

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.

Mitch is a Judo Black Belt and is an assistant coach for our Judo & BJJ programs. He is also a national level competitor.

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