Professor Scott Hope
Head Coach - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program
Assistant Coach - Judo Program
Scott Hope comes from a fighting family. His grandfather and father both participated in amateur boxing. His father also earned a brown belt in Judo while stationed in Japan during his time in the Army. Scott’s family passed a love of combat sports on to him that he is also now passing to his own son, Aaron.
Scott began competing regularly on the USJA Sport Jiu-Jitsu circuit earning many local state regional and national titles. He was offered a spot on the national team and went on to compete in 2 world championships. Scott then went on to complete for the Cumberland College Judo team. Scott Hope made some waves in the MMA community as well having over 22 fights and 3 championship belts. He now holds black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo.
Sensei Doug Fortune
Head Coach - Judo Program
During a lifetime of experience as a Judo instructor, Doug Fortune has served as the president of the Midwest Collegiate Judo association and the state president of the Kentucky Judo Council. Sensei Fortune has received much recognition for his professionalism in Judo training and has a great deal of experience in managing and coaching at the international level. His accomplishments as an instructor include:
Sensei Fortune has also received several awards in professional Judo competition, including:
You can be confident in receiving exceptional instruction from Sensei Fortune.
COACH Shaun Faulkner
Shaun Faulkner has been active in martial arts since 2006 and is currently a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He continues to study boxing and kickboxing as well.
Shaun has worked as a federal law enforcement officer for nearly 18 years where he was a member of a special operations team from 1998 to 2013. During his time in special operations, Shaun provided training in close quarter battle, rappelling techniques, and weapons.
Shaun also has a great deal of experience coaching youth sports, including, basketball, baseball, football, and soccer. He is a graduate of the University of the Cumberlands and a veteran of the United States Air Force Security Forces.
COACH DON PEACE
Don Peace is a lifelong martial artist/instructor he began his studies back in 1984 studying Isshin Ryu karate up until 1990 when he left to join the Marine Corps serving in Operation Desert Shield/Storm in the Persian Gulf and Operation Restore Hope in Somalia and other various deployments and operations. After receiving his Honorable Discharge from the Marine Corps in 1994 Don Moved to Corbin, KY and resumed his martial arts studies. He started training in Shaolin-Do Kung Fu receiving his black belt in 2001.In October 2009 Don discovered the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, after this Don dedicated all of his time and efforts to the “Gentle Art”. Don’s goal in BJJ is to earn his black belt before his 50th birthday. Don works as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer where he is also a self-defense instructor.