Revolution BJJ

2125 Staples Mill Road,
Richmond, VA 23230

Wednesday

7.30pm - 9.00pm

Saturday

10.00 am - 12.00pm

Private Lessons Available

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Ben Winn

CO-SENIOR INSTRUCTOR

LEVEL 7 - FULLY QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Ben is the first member of Richmond Balintawak to attain Level 7 Fully Qualified Instructor status, which was personally awarded to him by Grand Master Taboada in November 2015. Ben moves between the big picture and the details, tying them together to bring a holistic approach to his training and teaching. Ben has trained in a wide variety of arts, such as American & Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Jeet Kun Do and works to seamlessly incorporate the relevant aspects of each art into his instruction. This approach provides Ben's Richmond students with the ability to recognize a wide variety of threats and counter them effectively, both with and without a stick.

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Aris Taloma

Assistant Instructor

Level 6 - Completion of the Art

Coming to the martial arts later in life, Aris is one of the original members of Richmond Balintawak, joining in 2007. He received his Level 6 Completion of the  Art from Grandmaster Taboada in 2010. What Aris lacks in youth he makes up for with knowledge and misdirection. He is an inspiration to us all.  

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Nebrido Nocon

CO-Senior Instructor

Level 6 - Completion of the Art

One of the original members of Richmond Balintawak, Nebrido has and continues to be a guiding force of Richmond Balintawak. Having extensively trained in various Filipino and other martial art styles (such as the secretive Indonesian art of Kun Tao which he studied under the tutelage of Master Ron Kosakowski in Waterboro Connecticut), Nebrido is known for his rare combination of power, explosiveness, speed, and control during stick play. 

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Matt Wagner

Assistant Instructor

Level 6 - Completion of the Art

Matt is as intellectual and physical as he is tattooed. He is driven by research and combat proven approaches to self preservation across platforms and ranges. His constant intake and thoughtful deconstruction of new material has allowed him to reconstruct and refine his own framework. He is also a bear. Matt obtained his Level 6 ranking at the 2015 World Camp from Grand Master Taboada.

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Terence Chu

School Manager & Assistant Instructor

Level 6 - Completion of the Art

Terry is the structure of Richmond Balintawak, helping to keep us organized and focused as the school's manager. He brings his attention to detail to both his training and teaching. Terry received his Level 6 Completion of the Art from Grand Master Taboada in 2013.

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Kinney Thompson

Assistant Instructor

Level 6 - Completion of the Art

Kinney is smarter than the rest of us combined, there is no other way to say it. If that wasn't enough his background in Foil fencing, Kendo, and Wing Chun give him a unique take on controlling distance and weapons.  He's also from the future. Kinney obtained his Level 6 ranking at the 2015 World Camp from Grand Master Taboada.