Instructors

Having multiple Black Belt Professors on the mat together is one of the things that makes learning at Profectus Jiu Jitsu an exceptional experience!

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Jeremy Akin

Professor/ Founder Black Belt, 3rd Degree (2008)

Black Belt Lineage
Luiz Palhares > Rickson Gracie

Professor Jeremy’s bio coming soon!

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Stan Mabry

Professor Black Belt (2016)

Black Belt Lineage
Jeremy Akin > Luiz Palhares > Rickson Gracie

Professor Stan began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey as a 52 year old white belt under Professor Jeremy in 2008. He has competed extensively at every belt level from white belt all the way through black belt winning multiple international tournaments including 7 IBJJF World Master titles (blue, purple, brown and black belt) and 5 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu titles. Totaling 42 IBJJF gold medals proving that age is just a number! In addition to inspiring the students at Profectus Jiu Jitsu he owns and operates Stanford Fine Arts, a beautiful local art gallery.

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Chris Grady

Professor Black Belt (2018)

Black Belt Lineage
Jeremy Akin > Luiz Palhares > Rickson Gracie

Professor Chris began his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey in Pennsylvania in 2008. After moving to the Middle TN area in 2011, Chris began training with Professor Jeremy. His job as a parole officer for violent offenders led Chris to search for the most effective martial art. Eventually leading him to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Before moving to Brentwood he commuted one hour each way 6 days a week for the first 5 years to train with us. His work ethic and commitment have been a constant source of inspiration to everyone here at Profectus Jiu Jitsu. Chris has an extensive list of competition wins at every level, including…Gold medals at the IBJJF Atlanta Pro, IBJJF Chicago Open, IBJJF Atlanta Open and IBJJF Charolette Open. Having had success at every belt we are excited to see Chris’ journey as a newly promoted Black Belt!

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Fayyaz Akbari

Kid’s Instructor Purple Belt

Belt Lineage Jeremy Akin > Luiz Palhares > Rickson Gracie

Coach Fayyaz began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey with Professor Jeremy in 2014. After playing football in high school and college Fayyaz was looking for a new challenge. From the beginning he has been an exceptional student and an integral part of our academy. Fayyaz runs the kid’s program here at Profectus Jiu Jitsu as well as working as the gym manager. He competes regularly at local and international tournaments. Some notable wins include gold medals at the IBJJF Charolette Open (his weight and open weight), IBJJF Atlanta Open and IBJJF Nashville Open.

 

Professor Jeremy teaching during a 12:00pm class

 

Professor Stan working with a new student

 

Coach Fayyaz in action