James “J.” Coleman is the head instructor of the Washington DC and Fredericksburg, Virginia schools. He holds the rank of 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Traditional under Damokles Lira, 2nd black belt in Jiu Jitsu under Stefan Templeton, 2nd degree black belt in Judo under Quoc Dung Pham, and a black belt in Shorenji-makoto-kendo under John Bannon.
Stefan Templeton is a 3rd degree black belt under Moses Powell. He was a Muay Thai world champion and holds multiple ranks. He has trained in Senegalese wrestling, Karate, and Jiu Jitsu. He has studied martial arts in Africa, Argentina, Europe, Japan, and Thailand.
Joseph "Joe" Fay is originally from Wilmington, Delaware, where he trained with Tai-Kai Machado Jiu Jitsu (now 302 BJJ) and Marcio Simas Jiu Jitsu (now Gracie Barra Orlando) prior to moving to DC and training with Dárcio Lira Jiu Jitsu . He wrestled for 6 years (7th - 12th grade) and rowed throughout high school and college. He started training Jiu Jitsu during winter break of his freshman year in college (2000) and began training year round the next spring; in Florida during the school year and in Delaware during the summer and winter breaks. He took five years off following an injury and moved to Washington DC to attend law school (2005-2010). In 2010, he started training with CCS / Dárcio Lira Jiu Jitsu and got his black belt in August 2014.
He currently is a lawyer in a private practice with a J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke Schools of Law, and A.B. in Politics from Rollins College, Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society. His full name with his professional title appears as Joseph W. Fay, Esq.