Kurt Holobaugh

  • Black belt under Professor Rafeal Ellwanger
  • Started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA in 2008
  • Owner of Gracie United Amite
  • Head Instructor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, and Kickboxing
  • Multiple medalist at International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF)
  • Received his first UFC contract in 2013
  • In 2017 won Dana White's Contender Series, becoming the first fighter to win a UFC contract from the series
  • Has fought 3 times as a featherweight in the UFC
  • Has fought 2 times as a lightweight in the UFC
  • 2x Titan FC World Champion
  • XFC lightweight multi-fight champion
  • Multiple time local and regional MMA Champion
  • Currently signed with a multi-fight contract with Khabib Nurmagomedov's promotion Eagle FC
  • Father of five and married to Breann Hart, who also coaches and actively competes BJJ

Breann Hart Holobaugh

  • Purple belt under Professor Kurt Holobaugh
  • Former softball scholarship athlete at Pensacola State University
  • Has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a Concentration in Education from McNeese State University
  • Completed 2 1/2 years towards her Masters degree with Grand Canyon University before becoming a full time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor and competitor; best decision ever
  • Head instructor of Gracie United- Amite Women's Program
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor
  • Actively competes BJJ
  • 2x International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Master Champion
  • Multiple gold IBJJF medalist
  • Multiple gold American Grappling Federation medalist
  • Ranked #1 Masters Light-Feather Blue Belt with IBJJF
  • Ranked in the top ten of Master Female Blue Belts with IBJJF in gi
  • Ranked in the top fifty of Master Female Blue Belts with IBJJF no gi
  • Married to Black Belt Kurt Holobaugh and mom of five. All five children also train and compete in BJJ, making this a family experience

Preston Thigpen

  • Purple belt under Kurt Holobaugh
  • BJJ instructor
  • MMA instructor
  • Actively trains BJJ and MMA daily
  • Started training jiu jitsu in 2019 after years of watching his son Jason, who started his BJJ journey in 2016
  • His oldest son, Colby, has also began training with Preston, making it easy to spend time together as well as making this a sport his whole family can enjoy together

Dominic Dorsa

  • Blue belt under Professor Kurt Holobaugh
  • Started training BJJ in 2019 and actively competes
  • Began training MMA in 2019
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor
  • MMA instructor
  • Current amature MMA fighter (1-0 record)
  • Multiple medalist at IBJJF
  • Multiple medalist at AGF
  • Father to Averie and married to Kayla, who is so supportive of his passion in Jiu Jitsu and MMA

Lee Hunt

  • Blue belt under Kurt Holobaugh
  • Started training in 2018
  • BJJ instructor
  • A current state trooper
  • Has competed in local BJJ tournaments and is a multi medalist
  • Married to Kayla, who also trains BJJ along with their three boys, making this a family sport for them


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