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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 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 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.


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.