our instructors

Dave Freetage

Owner & Head Instructor GCBJJ

2nd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt (Vitor Oliviera & GFTeam)

Muay Thai Senior Instructor (Sidthilaw Muay Thai)

3rd Degree Black Belt Kickboxing

Full Instructor Jeet Kune Do (Richard Bustillo)

1st Degree Black Belt Doce Pares Filipino Kali

Over 23yrs Martial Arts Experience

Medalist at many grappling tournaments over a 20yr span (IBJJF, NAGA, Grappling Industries, FUJI, WGC, Arnold Classic, AKJU, Can-Am Police/Fire Olympics, Police/Fire State Games, Relson Gracie Nationals, ADCC Regionals, AGC, and others)

Former Kickboxing National Champion

OPOTA Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor, Master Ground Fighting Instructor

Police Officer for 15yrs

USMTA Representative

Tim Davis

BJJ Black Belt (Promoted by Dave Freetage and Vitor Oliviera & GFTeam)

Black Belt Kickboxing (IMAA)

Muay Thai (certified associate instructor USMTA)

Police Officer, Defensive Tactics Instructor In-Service and Recruits

Field Training Officer

Several years experience teaching kids martial arts.

OPOTA Certified Defensive Tactics

OPOTA Master Ground Fighting Instructor

ASSt. BJJ Instructor GCBJJ Adult Classes

Competition experience in Muay Thai, BJJ, MMA

Taught womens, police & military self defense seminars

Kids class instructor

Certified ADCC Referee

Certified World Grappling Circuit Referee

Doug Jones

BJJ Black Belt (promoted by Dave Freetage and Vitor Oliveira and GFTeam)

Kids Class BJJ Instructor

2014 NAGA Masters and Executive middle weight Purple/Brown/Black Champion

2014 summer Chicago Open Masters 4 IBJJF Purple belt , medium heavy gold medalist

2016 NAGA summer, Executive Brown/Black belt No gi Silver medalist and Executive Brown/Black belt gi Champion.

2016 Masters Worlds / Master 4 Brown Belt Silver medalist

2017 Master Worlds Brown Belt Middleweight / Master4 Silver Medalist

Pat Vehr

Beginners BJJ Class Instructor

BJJ Black Belt

Over 10yrs of BJJ training

Over 15yrs Wrestling

Police Officer, Defensive Tactics instructor for in-service recruits

Field Training Officer

OPOTA Subject Control Instructor

Army Combatives Instructor

Over 8yrs Muay Thai training

Boxing, 8 yrs training

Police Boxing Instructor

Womens Self Defense Instructor

2017 Grappling Industries Brown Belt Champion

2014 Ohio Army National Guard State Combatives Middleweight Champion

2013 Ohio Police and Fire Advanced Middleweight and Absolute Champion

Amanda Via

BJJ Brown Belt

Aikido Black Belt

Womens only BJJ class insructor

PAN-AMS Bronze Medalist

Former Instructor for Ohio Dept. of Rehab and Corrections

Rape Prevention Instructor

Assistant Instructor for kids BJJ class


Brett Boggs

BJJ Brown Belt

Judo Brown Belt

Beginners Class Instructor

Leg Lock Specialist

Over 12 years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo Competitions

No-Gi Instructor


Michael Arrieta

BJJ Brown Belt

Kids Class BJJ Instructor

Multiple NAGA and Newbreed Expert Division Champion

IBJJF Chicago Champion

IBJJF New York Champion

Ultimate Grappling Invitational Superfight Winner

F2WPRO record 2-0, Submission of the night

MMA 5-0 Record Winner by Knockout

King of Mat invite Champion Ohio.

Iron Tiger MMA Champion 155lb

Avery Arellano

BJJ Purple Belt

2017 Grappling Industries Champion

2017 ADCC Regional Gold Medalist

2017 New Breed Cincinati Champion

2017 New Breed North Carolina Champion

Barret Williams

Wrestling Coach for over 25 years at youth, middle, and HS level.

Entering 9th season as Assistant Coach at Bishop Hartley HS

Coached multiple state qualifiers, placers and champions including one that became 2 time All American in college.

Coached MMA Fighters for over 6 years including former undefeated amateur and pro Alfred Leisure