If you are looking for a friendly place to become the best martial artist that you can be, Team ROC Fayetteville is where you want to be. The core group of guys love to learn and to share technique and training tips. This atmosphere has paid off as we have over 40 wins in NHB and Mixed Martial Arts competition. Team R.O.C. is now a CrossFit Affiliate.
Our Jiu Jitsu is straight from the tulage of Helio Gracie. This is very important to us as a unit to make sure that the lineage of our instruction is directly from the Father of Gracie Jiu Jitsu.
We feel that the emphasis should be on personal protection and then positioning. Too many people focus solely on submission and forget that to get the proper submission you must be in the correct position to ensure that you are not wasting energy on a submission that will not work for you.
Instructor Greg Thompson is a Black Belt directly from Royce Gracie and a level IV Instructor in Modern Army Combatives Program. He is also a certified instructor in Muay Thai under pro boxer and NC Thai boxing Champ Scott Francis. He has a Black Belt in Karate and Tae Kwon Do. Greg started training SF Soldiers in 1998. After September 11, 2001, he worked as a Federal Defensive Tactics and Air marshal hand to hand instructor for almost a year in Artesia, New Mexico. Greg is the H2H Advisor to the MACP Level III program, advisor to Navy Seals in Little Creek, VA. Advisor and trainer for SF units 3rd , and 7th in Fort Bragg and 10th SF unit Germany. Greg is also trained in Federal and State Law Enforcement as well as Special Contract Unit. Greg is the owner of Team R.O.C. They are known for training some of the top NHB (No Holds Barred) fighter’s on the East Coast. They participate in UFC ultimate fighter, K-1, HDnet, Rumble on the Rock, King of the Cage, Hook N Shoot, Tennessee Shooto, Kentucky Fighting Challenge, Elite Vale Tudo, Kaizen Challenge, Gauntlet Trials, Battle Jax, and Battle of Seven Hills.
Greg’s other achievements are: 2003 NAGA World Champion Advanced Division, Triangle Grappling and Guererros Gauntlet Superfight Champion, 2000 Pan-Ams Silver Medalist, Gracie National 200-210 lbs Champion. He currently has 4 patents; 3 on restraint systems and 1 on a self-defense device and is the anther of H2H combatives. His H2H A.R.M.E.D System is becoming a basic standard for all units.