Jason is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Psychology. His career has been as a restaurant owner/operator, sales leader and entrepreneur. Jason has over 20 years of Martial Arts experience. Starting with Boxing as a child, wrestling and Kenpo in High School. In college, Jason was introduced to Traditional Jiu-jitsu and fell in love with the ability to subdue an opponent without having to strike and hurt them.
As an executive, he thought his martial arts career was complete. That was until he went to sign up his 4-year-old son, Lucian, into Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in 2013. Under Professor Jorge, a black belt under Master Pedro Sauer, he found a Jiu-jitsu much more efficient and relying less on strength and speed than his previous training in Traditional Jiu-jitsu.
His fascination with Gracie Jiu-Jitsu reached another height when Master Sauer and Professor Jorge joined Gracie University. The teaching methodologies and curriculum structure lead Jason to want to open his own Academy and teach Self-Defense through Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. As a Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Instructor as well as Certified Pedro Sauer instructor he looks to bring these teachings to Decatur.
Off the mat, Jason loves spending time with his wife, Alora, and amazing children Lucian and Vivienne. All four of them train in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
Brian Loeper started his Jiu Jitsu journey while working for a major airline as a technician in Brazil for four years. While traveling to and from Brazil, Brian found Professor Jorge Jimenez of Gracie Jiu Jitsu of Peachtree City and continues under his lineage till this day. Brian currently holds a rank of purple belt, is a certified level 1 instructor of the Pedro Sauer Association, certified in Gracie Combatives and Master Cycle under Gracie University.
Off the mat, Brian is working on planes, cars or anything else he can fix.
From an early age, Bobby is what you would describe as a martial arts enthusiast. Growing up in Atlanta in the mid 80’s he was a fan of many martial arts TV shows and movies. Some of his early heroes were the likes of Bruce Lee, Sean-Claude Van Damme, and Steven Seagal. So it was no surprise that at the age of 8 he began training in Kenpo Karate.
As he came of age he maintained his passion for the combat arts by also training briefly in Taekwondo, Kick Boxing, Hapkido, and even a hybrid martial named Tae Kwon Jitsu. Until one day hoping to add a more extensive grappling pedigree to his repertoire he found Gracie Jujitsu. Now holding the rank of blue belt he hopes to give back to the art that has given him so much.
Bobby is a devoted father, business owner, and ambassador for the life-changing art of Gracie Jujitsu.
As an executive in Healthcare and mother of two Alora has a full schedule. She has always found time for martial arts as a form of Self-Defense, empowerment, and health. After studying boxing, she began to question if it could really work against a man twice her size. Once she started training Gracie Jiu-Jitsu she found the ideal form of Self-Defense against a larger opponent. Alora is certified in Gracie Combatives as well as Gracie Women Empowered. Alora enjoys showing women how they can be Empowered through Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to defend themselves.
Off the mat, Alora is an executive, mother, and wife. She enjoys wellness, cycling, gardening, and writing.
Lucian started learning grappling and boxing at the age of two. At four Lucian’s father wanted him to have more structured training which is when he was introduced to Professor Jorge in 2013. With over six years of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu training, Lucian loves teaching kids how to not be bullied. Lucian assists his father in teaching the kids classes. Lucian has also had success in Grappling tournaments as three-time NAGA state champion in multiple divisions.
Off the mat Lucian loves basketball and football as sports. For school, his favorite subjects are math and science.