Robert Davenport is the head instructor at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tulsa located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After seeing the success of Royce Gracie in the UFC he began training Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1995. Over the years Robert has been involved in learning the art from some of the top instructors in the world and even traveled to Brazil to train and experience the culture first hand. Thanks to Gracie University Robert has dedicated himself to learning directly from the Gracie family and is committed to following their teaching methodologies. Robert recently graduated from the Gracie Academy’s Instructor Certification Program in July of 2011 and looks forward to meeting those who want to learn.
Marty Jennings is an instructor at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tulsa located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Prior to discovering Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Marty spent nearly 3 years searching for the “right” martial art, only to find mixed results. One evening while rocking his then new-born daughter to sleep, Marty happened upon a cable channel that was re-airing past UFC and PRIDE Fighting events. He immediately noticed that a lot of the fights seemed to end up on the ground and were being finished by moves the announcers were calling triangle chokes, arm-bars, and leg locks. A quick internet search later found Marty at Gracie University and he has never looked back. After meeting the pre-requisite requirements, Marty enrolled and graduated from the Gracie Academy Instructor Certification Program in July, 2011. He continues to dedicate himself as both a student and teacher of the most proven and effective self-defense system that exists.