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D'Juan Owens

  • Professional MMA Fighter

"Besides being one of the most skilled jiu-jitsu practitioners in the Carolinas, Roy is a passionate instructor with an uncanny ability to simplify seemingly complex techniques and explain the small nuances of seemingly basic ones!

Roy is too humble to brag, so I’ll do it for him: Roy is the man!"

Jason Culbreth

  • 2nd Degree Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • 2016 Masters World Champion
  • Owner - Cary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

“If you are anywhere near this school and really want quality instruction check out Roy Marsh. His understanding of Jiu-Jitsu is phenomenal and your game will elevate. If you are looking for a Self-Defense Academy you will not find a better instructor in all of Germany.”

Jeff Yurk

  • Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • Level 4 Army Combatives Instructor
  • NCO In Charge of 82nd Airborne Combatives Program


“I have had the great pleasure to learn from and train with Roy Marsh and what has always stood out to me about Roy is his ability to be so skilled and comfortable teaching the most experienced Special Operations Soldier, as well as the little ones in his Kids’ program and everyone in between.” 

Kim Sarah Rice

  • Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
  • 2018 World Champion
  • 3X Pan-Am Champion

“Roy Marsh is a fantastic instructor who I train with every chance I get. His instruction is easy to follow because it’s very concept driven, so I don’t get lost in the details. In fact, I am often able to apply concepts that I learn from Roy right away, because they make sense.”

Joseph Lee

  • Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • 2016 Brown Belt No Gi World Champion
  • Owner - Cosmic Training Center

“Roy’s School will change the Jiu-Jitsu scene not only in Germany, but in Europe.”

Eric Burdo

  • 3rd Degree Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • Owner - Richmond BJJ & Self-Defense Academy

“Professor Roy Marsh is a highly respected, old school, tried and true Gracie Jiu-Jitsu representative who has come up through the ranks via incredible mentors, hard training, perseverance, and a thirst for not only bettering himself, but by being a selfless leader and mentor for his students. You would be so lucky to spend just an hour learning from this man. If you are interested in developing solid, fundamentally sound self-defense skills with someone of great integrity, you won't find a better mentor for your journey in Jiu-Jitsu.”

James Quigg

  • Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
  • Professional MMA Fighter

“Roy's technical instruction is so excellent I was excited to train Jiu-Jitsu with him to prepare for my Pro MMA bouts. But, it's his dedication to the principle "Jiu Jitsu is for everyone," that would lead me to recommend his school to EVERY person looking to start training.”

Brian Freeman

  • Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt
  • Adaptive Athlete

“I've traveled the U.S. and trained with legends but Roy's teaching is at the top of the list. Great techniques with all the good details in a fun environment. Roy is a great guy and I recommend him to anyone.”

Troy Champney

  • Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • Owner - The Edge Martial Arts

“Roy Marsh is one of the most knowledgable jiu jitsu instructors I have ever had the opportunity to learn from. He has an incredible ability to clear the confusion and make difficult concepts you may be struggling with seem easy and understandable. A true professional who will help you increase your performance and meet your potential in every aspect of the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle both on and off the mat.”