ABOUT US

Here at TJJ we train a variety of students, both young and old, in jiu jitsu, kickboxing, grappling, self defense, mixed martial arts, and physical fitness. We pride ourselves in our family-like atmosphere, one that is free of attitude and ego, where our students can accomplish their goals with group-based encouragement, productive training, hard work, and a positive environment.

Despite our active engagement in competitive jiu jitsu and mma, WE DO NOT PRESSURE OR REQUIRE ANYONE TO COMPETE and ALL OF OUR STUDENTS RECEIVE THE SAME QUALITY INSTRUCTION REGARDLESS OF SKILL-LEVEL.

See you on the mats!!

INSTRUCTORS

Seth Shamp
Head Instructor

A former division I basketball player and high-school all-american, Seth has a natural instinct for competition and competes successfully in Jiu Jitsu tournaments around the country and at the Jiu Jitsu world championships.

Seth began his journey in Gracie Jiu Jitsu in 2004 under black-belt Kyle Saunders. In addition to Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Seth incorporated kickboxing and mixed martial arts into his training regime and gained substantial expertise as a mixed martial artist.

Seth is the proud father of three children - two girls and one boy - who share a similar passion for Gracie Jiu Jitsu as Seth.

Kru Roderick Hanson
Instructor

A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, Roderick is our kickboxing coach and is a certified Kru. In addition to striking, Roderick has an extensive resume in mixed martial arts and currently boasts an unbeaten record in competition.

Roderick is also a brown-belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu under Royce Gracie.