Instructional Staff

D’Jay Kelly

djaySensei D’Jay is a Black Belt “Shodan” in Kodokan Judo and the Chief Instructor of the BEDROC Kids and Teens Judo Programs. D’Jay has over 11 years of Judo experience, and is USJA Coach Certified in Judo.

RECENT PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
D’Jay has an impressive Judo Shiai and Kata Competition record as well as being a motivating and highly competent Judo Instructor. D’Jay has also successfully competed in Submission Grappling and is a Grappling Referee for local tournaments. D’Jay is currently working on his Degree in Child Psychology.

 

Jenn Samborski

jennJenn is a Black Belt in Kodokan Judo and the Assistant Instructor of the BEDROC Kids and Teens Judo Programs. Jenn has a unique teaching style that stresses a classical Judo approach. With over 12 years of Judo experience, Jenn’s teaching focuses on the Traditions and Discipline of Judo.

RECENT PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Jenn is a two time representative for Western Region Empire State Games in Judo and the 2010 Empire State Games Champion. She has competed in Several Submission Grappling tournaments to Include the NYS Championships and Hayastan in both Gi and No Gi, against both Men and Women. Jenn is a International Level Shiai and National Level Kata competitor in Judo. She is also USJA Life Member.

 

 

 

 

Thomas Kuno van der Horst

F16PLTom started training with Sensei John in the summer of 2007 and is a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with the World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association. He has since compiled a 6-2 Amatuer MMA record, an extensive BJJ / Grappling resume and is now 2-0 as a Pro Mixed Martial Arts Fighter. Expect Big Things…

RECENT PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Amature MMA Record: 9-1
Pro MMA Record: 2-0
Former “NewBreed Fighters” Cruiser Weight Champion
2009 “Reality Fighting” MMA Fighter of the Year

Fredonia Hayastan Grappling Challenge – 1st Place Gi and No Gi Int.
Tri Combat Challenge – 1st place Gi Int., 2nd Place No Gi Adv.
AIKC Grappling Championships – 1st Place No Gi Adv., 1st Place Absolute
NAGA Road Island – 1st place Gi White Belt
2008 NAGA World Championships – 2nd Place Beg.
2009 NAGA Ohio Arnold Classic – 3rd Place Gi Blue Belt, 3rd Place No Gi Int.

2010
February – PA State Grappling Championships – 1st Place Men’s Adv.
April – NY State Grappling Championships – 1st Place Men’s Adv.

2011
March –
April – US Grappling “Submission Only X” – 2nd Place Advanced No Gi
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WBJJA
MAC’S MMA

 

Kitty Teresi

kittyKitty, a former United States Marine, began gaining her fitness experience in “The Corps”. Kitty has over twenty years of experience in Combat and Personal Sports Training, Sport Specific Conditioning, Fitness Managment and Martial Arts. She is a Black Belt “Shodan” in Tae Kwon Do and also has experience in Isshinryu Karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Kitty has worked with all age groups and skill levels to help them look and feel their best.

RECENT PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2009
April – NAGA World Grappling Championships – 2nd Place No Gi
August – Hayastan Grappling Challenge – 2nd Place No Gi
December – WBJJA Sarasota Winter Championships – 1st Place Gi

2010
February – PA State Grappling Championships – 1st Place
April – NY State Grappling Championships – 1st Place
July – US Grappling “Submission Only XI” – 1st Place
August – Hayastan Grappling Challenge – 1st Place Gi and 1st Place No Gi
November – Ultimate Athletics – 2nd Place No Gi
December – WBJJA Open – 3rd Place Gi

2011
April – IBJJF New York International Open – 3rd Place Gi
April – US Grappling “Submission Only X” – 1st Place Gi