Our Team

You will be learning from world class instructors

Aaron Handy

Aaron Handy is the Program Director of Judo 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.

Ryan Roach

Professor Ryan Roach is the Program Director of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is Co-Owner of the Legacy Martial Arts Academy. Ryan is an active competitor & is also a Law Enforcement Instructor.

Luke Schroeder

Luke Schroeder is a 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.

Ben Schroeder

Professor Ben Schroeder 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.

Ray Smith

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

Mike Jacobs

Grant Nidey

Mandy Roach

Amanda is an assistant coach for our Kids Brazilian jiu-jitsu program. She is an active competitor and is also a Gracie Survial Tactics Instructor.

Grant is a coach for our Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program and is an active competitor. Grant recently relocated to the area from Iowa.

Professor mike Jacobs is a coach for our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program. Mike is a professional BJJ competitor and former professional MMA fighter.

Nick Pugh

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

Mitch Simpson

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

Tony Ellicott

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

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Judo - Hamilton, Ohio

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