Robert HarperProfessor Robert Harper was introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) in the high school wrestling room and began formal training in BJJ, Muay Thai and Vale Tudo with Rafael Lovato, Sr in 2001. He quickly rose through the ranks as one of the most active and successful team competitors and was awarded his Black Belt by Rafael Lovato, Senior and Junior, in January 2012. Then received his First and Second Degrees from Professor Octavio Couto. He has competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, submission grappling and judo tournaments and is 1-0 in amateur Muay Thai fights. Prof Harper has over 2 decades of teaching experience and has been recognized for his approachable demeanor, and effective and encouraging teaching style.

Assistant Instructors (bios coming…)

  • Chris Cunnyngham
  • Trevor Fullbright
  • Steve Jones
  • Livingston McKenzie
  • Austin Morris
  • Luke Woodard