Dennis Hayes
  Dennis is the founder and head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo instructor at HYBRID.  Dennis has competed at every belt level in Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and submission wrestling tournaments as well as in MMA.  Dennis recieved his black belt in Judo from Local martial arts legend Gus Carper and is a 3rd degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blackbelt from Pedro Sauer and is one of the first 30 Blackbelts promoted by Pedro.  HYBRID is also an official representative of Pedro's association.  By trade Dennis works for Roanoke Fire/EMS as a firefighter/Paramedic.  

                     Mixed Martial Arts record 9-2
-Excalibur-Extreme Fighting LW  Champion
-Spring Kickfest LW champion
-Tennessee Shootfighting Championships- LW Champion
-Elite Vale Tudo 4-man LW tournament champion
-Elite Combat Challenge MW champion.
-2-time Ruckus in the Cage LW champion
(Awarded fighter of the night 10/07)
-Ruckus in the cage LW title winner

Grappling tournaments
-Commonwealth Games multi-time Judo champion
-Carolinas American Judo Assn.-’97 LW tournament -2nd place
-Va State Judo Championships.-’05 Black belt division LW 3rd place of 20. 
International Pro-Am of Grappling ’00- Blue belt LW 3rd place of 20
-Grapplers Quest '02-LW advanced division Champion
-Grapplers Quest '02 LW masters division Champion
-Hayastan Grappling '04-2nd place advanced division
-Hayastan Grappling ’04-2nd place open division  
(awarded most technical grappler)
-Bud World Cup '04- PRO division LW 4th place
-Bud World Cup-'04- Purple belt LW 2nd place
-Budweiser Nationals '05-advanced division Champion
-Budweiser-UMW- '05 Brown belt LW 2nd place
-Pendergrass Invitational-'05-LW brown belt Champion 
-Bud World Cup '06-LW advanced division Champion
-Bud World Cup '06-masters division Champion
-U.S. Grappling Championships-'06-LW brown belt BJJ  invitational 2nd place 
-U.S. grappling ’07- FW. invitational-Brownbelt-4th place
-Bud World Cup '08-No-GI masters Advanced div. Champion
-Bud World Cup '07- LW Brown belt Champion
-U.S. Grappling ‘09-LW Black belt invitational
  Submission only tournament winner

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HYBRID doesn't just have 1, we have 6 Brazilian jiu jitsu blackbelts.  All, directly certified from Master Pedro Sauer.  We are the only Martial Arts facility in the valley that has this to their credit.  Each having their own distinct style of jiu jitsu, you get to learn from each of them and add it to your arsenal.  In fact, we are the only school on the western side of the state with this many blackbelts in one facility.  

We have the only real Thai Boxing program in the valley, not karate that has rebranded "kickboxing", But actual Muay Thai Instruction

HYBRID is home to the original Roanoke Judo Club.  After leaving the YMCA, Original founder Gus Carper moved it onto HYBRID when we established the facility.
Muay Thai Kickboxing
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Tim Rumfelt
Tim is co-owner and the head Muay Thai instructor at HYBRID.  With over 25 years in the martial arts, and has amassed quite the instructorship resume' which includes black belts in:
-American Freestyle Karate
-Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 2nd degree Blackbelt
-Level 2 Muay Thai instructorship with the United States Muay Thai Association of America.

TIm has trained directly with the likes of some of the most notable instructors in the world, including Sirichai Sirisute, Frank Cucci, and Pedro Sauer, to name a few.
KC Cockran & Brian Morales
KC & Brian are our assistant instructors..  KC is a purple belt in jiu jitsu and actively competes in mixed-martial arts.  Brian is a Judo Green belt & Jiu Jitsu  Blue belt.  
Both of them are adults with their own children, have been part of our facility for over 7 years and are working their way to instructorship roles
Dave Damico
Dave is a 2nd degree black belt in Judo and has been involved in Judo for over 25years.  Dave wrestled both in high school as well as college.  Dave received both his black belt in Judo and his rank of second degree directly from Roanoke's own Gus Carper.  Dave is the lead instructor of the Monday night judo class.