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Our Purpose

OUR MISSION is to train everybody with a purpose.

Everybody has a purpose or something to achieve. When someone walks into a gym, whatever kind of gym it is, their wanting to accomplish something and become better. Every single class and objective done in our gym is done with a purpose. The methods you're doing will have a purpose behind them. If you're not training with a purpose why are you training? It's something to ask yourself and dig down deep to find what gives you drive. All of our instructors are very passionate at their specialty. Come train with a purpose at Lashley Training Center we look forward to having you.



Our goal is to adapt simple yet effective techniques to create Defensive Tactics for women, children, security officers and law enforcement agencies. Our staff has compiled more than 20 years of law enforcement experience and has over 25 years of Martial Arts experience. With these combined efforts we are sure that we can meet your needs.


Our training methods will prepare you for all types of competition, the ability to defend ones self, increases confidence, and improves physical shape. With the combination of Jiu Jitsu and Striking it will get you ready for MMA competition. Our programs will give you confidence and courage to take outside of the gym to use in everyday life as well.


Giving back to the community and reaching out to help the youth develop in the community to have leadership qualities. We've been apart of this community for over 20 years and are blessed with many supporters. Lashley Training Center will continue to do everything possible to support Knox County.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Junior > Adilson Lima > Vitor Henrique > David Lashley

Members of the following: Vitor Oliveira/GFTeam BJJ Black Belt American Karate Ju-Jitsu Union - Black Belts SHINGITAI Ju-Jitsu Association - Black Belts Ko Sutemi Karate - Black Belt American MidWest Karate Association - Black Belts F.I.G.H.T ( Israeli Hand to Hand Tactics ) Cooper's Combative Arts Defensive Tactics ( OPOTA Certified Instructor )

*Our Staff holds various rankings in these association.

Great guest instructors that have visited Lashley Training Center and we wants to thank them for there training!

Vitor Oliveira (BJJ Black Belt)

Vanessa Oliveira (BJJ Black Belt)

Vinicius Tavares Marinho (BJJ Black Belt)

Anderson Wesiley (BJJ Black Belt)

Arthur Ruff (BJJ 2nd Black Belt)

Fernado Almeida (BJJ Black belt)

Gabriel Gonzaga (BJJ Black Belt, UFC Fighter)

Marco Alvan (BJJ black belt)

Gabriel Santos (BJJ Black Belt, Cage Rage Fighter)

Eduardo "Dudu" Barros (BJJ Black Belt)

Rahman Howard (BJJ Black Belt)

Robin Gieseler (BJJ Black Belt)

Luke Zachrich (Vitor Oliveira BJJ Brown Belt King of the Cage, Bellator, TUF Season7)

J.P Pocock (Head MMA Instructor at The Fight Farm, Shingitai Black Belt)

Dustin Ware (Jorge Gurgel Black Belt)

Craig Cramer (BJJ Black Belt)

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