"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 visited the academy where I train about 4 months ago and I was having problems with a particular guard pass. Roy was injured during the time and shouldn’t have been grappling anyway, but he got on the mat and showed me a few details that helped me perfect this technique. I had a professional MMA bout in West Virginia two weeks ago and thanks to Roy I executed this technique flawlessly, ultimately leading me to a submission victory! That with less than five minutes of instruction from Roy! I envy the students who get to train with him on a regular basis. Roy is too humble to brag so I’ll do it for him: Roy is the man!"
(Professional MMA Fighter (IncaFC, WCL, Titan FC, EliteXC)
"I have been fortunate to train with Roy Marsh for the past 10 years. Every time I visit North Carolina, I make an effort to go and learn under him. He is not only well versed in the self-defense aspects of Jiu-Jitsu, but the sport side as well. Whenever I learn from him, he always provides a new insight to techniques that I have known for years. Through this, I am able to improve my personal knowledge of BJJ as a student and as well as a teacher. Personally, his constant drive to improve is what separates him from a lot of black belt instructors who think they know it all. I cannot recommend him enough to anybody who is new to BJJ as well as the seasoned veterans."
Owner, Cosmic Training Center
Brown Belt under Shawn Williams
"Roy Marsh is a fantastic instructor who I train with every chance I get. He clearly values self-defense first and teaches jiu jitsu with real-life scenarios in mind. His instruction is easy to follow because it is 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 just make sense."
Kim Sarah Rice
2013 IBJJF Ranked #1 Gi and No-Gi
2013 World (Mundial) Gold Medalist
3X Pan-Am Gold Medalist (2X Absolute Gold)
2X ADCC Pro Trial Gold Medalist
1-0 Amateur MMA Fighter
"Spend five minutes discussing jiu jitsu with Roy Marsh and you will immediately realize that he is a student of the game. Roy has dedicated his life to understanding the underlying concepts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a way that only a handful of people can appreciate. It is a pleasure to train with him every single time"
1st Degree Black Belt under Julio "Foca" Fernandez
Multiple Pan-Am Champion
Owner - USGrappling and RevolutionBJJ
"(Roy's) classes on self defense have given me a perspective that I need to learn techniques that work both in a combative environment and sport. Roy is always attempting to stay current to the evolution of BJJ technique as well as applying the traditional methods of the Grandmaster Helio Gracie. His method of teaching simplifies complicated movements into steps that are easy to understand and apply. "
IBJJF Ranked #1 2012, 2013, 2014 (No Gi)
6X NoGi World Champion
3X Pan-American Champion