Mike Buckels O'Fallon
Mike is a master level practitioner of the martial arts with over 25 years of experience and holding 6 degrees of black belt in various forms of martial arts including a 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu under Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and professor Marcio Feitosa. Mike has over 30 Podiums in International, National and State martial arts competition including the IBJJF Pan American, Copa Pacifica, and WKSA World Championship making him one of the most decorated and experienced instructors in the area.
Steve Moellering O'Fallon
Coach Steve is a native St. Louisan and an avid outdoors man. He enjoys archery as well as marksmanship and pursues what ever he does with great passion and vigor. This had lead to a great many accomplishments in a short period of time. Steve is 2-0 in MMA with 2 submissions. He is a multiple time IBJJF medalist including the Pan American and World championships. He is a multiple time NAGA and AGF champion including victories at the AGF national championship.
Amy Buckels O'Fallon
Coach Amy has a passion in working with children. She has worked in Pediatric Occupational Therapy for over 20 years and is the Head Coach for The Little Champs Kids program @ Gracie Barra St. Louis.
Coach Amy utilizes a multi sensory teaching approach to accommodate for all learning styles. “Visual learners, auditory learners, tactile learners and kinesthetic learners thrive as they execute what they’ve learned in class.”
Dominic Leucke O'Fallon
Coach Dominic began training in martial arts at the age of 16. After competing in a couple kickboxing fights, he found Gracie Barra. He quickly developed a deep passion for jiujitsu and mma. He commits to learning and training in the art full time under professor Mike Buckels. Currently he is the program director, kids coach, and jiujitsu competitor. He dedicates hours each day to training. Striving to attain the highest level of jiujitsu and Martial arts technique possible. Outside of the gym he enjoys hobbies such as hockey, fitness, nutrition, reading, hiking, and exploring new challenging activities.
JAKE MARTIN West County
Professor Jake is a firm advocate of the “Jiu Jitsu For Everyone” attitude that is the backbone of Gracie Barra. When he bows onto the mat, his goal is to better anyone with his precise instruction of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, regardless of athletic prowess, age, or mental ability.
JONNY KRUSE West County
Jonny has been involved in the sports industry for many years working for the NFL and the NHL. In 2011 he began working for Gracie Barra as the Regional Marketing Director and is currently the Kids Coach at Gracie Barra West County.
BRAD LENTZ West County
Brad Lentz began training martial arts as a teenager with karate and kickboxing during which he found Jiu Jitsu and his passion and usefulness in the art. Coach Brad has been involved with the team in the midwest and St. Louis since it’s formation 6 years ago.
JODY TOKEN West County
For nearly 20 years, Jody has served in the nonprofit industry inspiring young women to be tomorrow’s leaders. Her love for fitness and passion for empowering women, has led to the development of a Women’s Self Defense Program.
JENNIFER MINOR West County
A recent transplant from Colorado, where she owned her own dance studio for six years. Jennifer began her personal yoga practice in 2004. Jennifer decided to take her practice to the next level, and is RYT 200 certified with Yoga Alliance.