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 graduated from the Gracie Academy’s Instructor Certification Program in July, 2011. He was awarded his purple belt and instructor bars by Ryron and Rener Gracie in July, 2014. He 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 was awarded his instructor bars by Ryron and Rener Gracie in July, 2014. Marty continues to dedicate himself as both a student and teacher of the most proven and effective self-defense system that exists today.
John Anderson is an assistant instructor at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tulsa certified by Rener and Ryron Gracie in 2014. He currently holds a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu blue belt awarded in 2013. John has studied martial arts since 1998 and holds a black belt in Shaolin Ch’uan Fa (Commonly referred to as Shaolin Kenpo Karate). He holds a brown belt in Chung do Kwan Taekwondo. He is a certified instructor in two additional reality based self defense systems. John’s focus is in learning what really works and teaching these real world self defense techniques to others. To compliment his training, in 2012 John went looking for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training and was immediately attracted to the street practicality of the Gracie system. More importantly, it was immediately clear that the “vibe” with Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was cooperative and supportive. Everyone is here to help each other get better and you don’t find that at most martial arts schools. He hopes to see you on the mat soon!
George Roberson is an assistant instructor at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tulsa located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After seeing Royce Gracie in the UFC in 1994 defeating larger and stronger opponents, he realized that he wanted to be able to do the same. George started to seek out the right martial art and in 2002 he started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the instruction of a Carlos Machado purple belt. In 2006 he traveled to Tennessee to train with Royce Gracie and continued to travel there once a year and in 2012 he was awarded his blue belt from Royce. George has trained under several Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts throughout the years and in 2012 he started training at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tulsa. George completed the Gracie Academy’s Instructor Certification program in July 2014 and continues to dedicate himself as a student of the most proven and effective self-defense system that exists today, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. George is also a Krav Maga and certified law enforcement instructor.