About the Instructor
Scott Naugle has trained with the Gracie family since July of 1997 and was promoted to first degree black belt on February 7, 2014, by Chris Saunders. Chris Saunders was the first American to get his black belt from Master Rickson Gracie. And Scott Naugle is the first person to be promoted to black belt by Chris Saunders. In addition, Scott Naugle also holds the rank of 1st degree Black Belt in Judo, and a 1st degree black belt in Kickboxing/karate under the late, legendary Joe Lewis – a personal friend and training partner of the late Bruce Lee. He also holds a first degree black belt in traditional Japanese Aiki-Ryu Ju-jitsu.
Scott Naugle began his martial arts training in 1985 and began teaching martial arts in 1995. He has trained in Judo, Kickboxing, boxing, Filipino stick and knife, traditional Japanese Ju-jitsu (Aiki-Ryu Ju-jitsu), Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Non-Classical Gung Fu and other martial arts. He has trained off-duty police officers and military personnel. However, most of the students at LeverageJJ are young professionals and their family members who want to learn self-defense or just want a fun way to stay in shape.
We offer classes in Gracie Jiu-jitsu, Kids Jiu-jitsu, Women’s Self Defense, and Judo. We also offer private lessons, corporate workouts and workshops, and seminars.
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