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FRANK CUCCI

Frank Cucci is the Founder and Head Instructor of the LINXX Academy of Martial Arts and a certified instructor under the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams and has over 30 years of martial arts experience. Frank received his Black Belt from Pedro Sauer in 2003 and today, continues to study with Ryron and Rener Gracie.

 

SCOTT TURNER

Scott Turner began training with LINXX in 1994. Scott was an avid competitor during the early years of his training and accumulated an impressive record. Today, Scott owns a successful construction company and enjoys surfing and watching his son, Jackson, participate in the Junior Grapplers program.

 

BRETT THOMPSON

Brett Thompson began his training with LINXX in 1997 and is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy certified instructor. He was an All-American high school wrestler, and was ranked among the top 10 wrestlers in the nation. Brett received a full scholarship to Virginia Military Institute where he continued to wrestle at the Division 1 level. In addition to teaching and training Jiu-Jitsu, Brett runs a successful law firm in Virginia Beach. http://www.ThompsonLawGroupVA.com

 

CLIFF MEADOWS

Cliff began training at Linxx in 1997 and is a graduate of the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy's Instructor Certification Program. Cliff is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and served as a Search and Rescue boat crew member. Today, Cliff is a full-time military Combatives instructor for the east coast based Navy EOD teams. He's a dedicated family man and avid surfer who is passionate about teaching Jiu-Jitsu.

 

JASON PICANO

Jason Picano began his martial arts training in 1985 studying a traditional style of Karate.  He was an avid Karate tournament competitor in the 1980s and early 1990s but learned the importance of ground fighting, through several personal experiences, and began studying Jiu-Jitsu at Linxx Academy in 1998.  Jason is a graduate of the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy's Instructor Certification Program and passionately shares his belief that Jiu-Jitsu can benefit anyone, regardless of age, fitness level, or perceived limitations.  Jason enjoys spending time with his family and works as a senior structural engineer and project manager.

 

CRAIG SNYDER

Craig Snyder began his Jiu-Jitsu training in 2008 and joined Linxx in 2012. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Craig flew fighters for the Navy for over 20 years, during which he has practiced his Jiu-Jitsu as far away as the Indian Ocean and Hawaii. Today, he flies the Airbus A320 for American Airlines and teaches Jiu-Jitsu at Linxx Academy where he thrills in sharing the empowerment of Jiu-Jitsu with others.