His training background includes Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (both Gi and No-Gi), Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighting, Scholastic Wrestling, Muay Thai style and Traditional Boxing. He has competed in and won Dozens of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments as well as many Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fights. He is an IBJJF World and 2X Pans (Both GI and NOGI) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion. Ronnie is also a Royce Gracie certified “G.R.A.C.I.E.” Law Enforcement Jiu-Jitsu instructor.
Lewis King Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt (Youth and Adult Jiu-Jitsu Instructor)
Lewis began training Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2005 while away in college.
He went on to become a successful Mixed Martial Arts fighter. Once moving to Delaware, he joined Delaware Self-Defense academy in 2016 and has been an integral part of its growth and success. Jon’s wife Alicia and two children Mason and Ellie also train Jiu-Jitsu here at the academy.
Rick ReynoldsGracie Brazilian Blue Belt (Youth Jiu-Jitsu Instructor)
Rick is a youth instructor in Middletown. He’s been active in martial arts for many years, and started with Delaware Self Defense Academy in 2014 in the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Judo programs.
Rick lives in Odessa with his wife Lisa, and two children, Christian and Savannah. He deeply enjoys the opportunity to coach youth classes, making a positive difference in their Jiu-Jitsu and character development, especially with his son Christian assisting.
Steve Bednarik Gracie Brazilian Purple Belt (Youth Jiu-Jitsu Instructor)