Meet the Staff

Barry BroughtonGrandmaster Barry A. Broughton, PhD

10th Degree Black Belt AKT Combatives-Jujitsu Founder/Grandmaster                                  5th Degree Black Belt  Master Instructor WYYJ
4th Degree Black Belt American Combat Jujitsu (Professor Tony Maynard)
Black Sash/ Black Belt Kun Tao Kung fu
KAPAP Combatives/Krav Maga Level One Instructor
Certified Martial Kickboxing Instructor
Member- International Council of Grandmasters
Head Coach/Founder of Team AKT Sport Jujitsu Team
Team Coach- 2017 USA National Gold Medal WCJJO World Championship Jujitsu Team
Team Member/Coach- 2017 USA National Silver Medal WCJJO World Championship Demonstration Team

Additional training and experience in Modern Army Combatives, Kickboxing,  Tae Kwon Do, American Kenpo, Jujitsu, Tai Chi, Wrestling, French style classical fencing, Combat Knife Fighting Course (by the Pacific Jujitsu Alliance), Escrima Stick Fighting, Close Quarters Combat and much more…

Bestselling Author of Beyond Self-Defense: AKT Combatives Reality-Based Personal Protection (Currently used as a College textbook for Self-Defense credit courses)

Contributing Author and featured in the Bestselling book Black Belt Power by Melodee Meyer

Attended the Action Film Academy’s Stunt Fighting and Falling for Film workshop.

Veteran US Army Combat Medic and Battalion Medical Officer
Practiced Orthopedics/Sports Medicine & Integrative/Naturopathic Medicine
Trained in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); First Aid and CPR Certified
USA Boxing Ringside Physician Course
B.S. Degree as Physician Associate, PhD Health and Human Services

Member of the American Sport Jujitsu League and Jujitsu America

Former Northeast Region Director, American Sport Jujitsu Association

Featured in The World’s Greatest Martial Artists: The Fearsome 400 by Ted Gambordella

Featured in Who’s Who in the Martial Arts: The Legends Edition by Jesse Bowen

Featured in The Grand Masters of the Martial Arts by Ted Gambordella

Featured in The Martial Directory: International Instructors Edition

Elite Black Belt Hall of Fame (2017)

Member of Martial Arts Masters Association and Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame

USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee for Original System Founder of the Year (2010) and Soke of the Year (2014)

Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors – Silver Lifetime Contribution (2014)

Legends of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee as Legendary Silver Pioneer-AKT Combatives (2014) and Reality-Based Grandmaster of the Year (2016)

Argentina Martial Arts Hall of Fame (2016)

Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame Honorary Inductee (2017)

Inducted into the World Wide Martial Arts Council


Instructor Mike HanchettSensei Mike Hanchett

AKT Combatives-Jujitsu ~Certified Instructor
AKTion Fitness Instructor
Kids Jujitsu/Karate Instructor
3rd Degree Black Belt AKT Combatives-Jujitsu
2nd Degree Black Belt Traditional Shotokan Karate
1st Degree Black Belt Eclectic Martial Arts
Team AKT (Sport Jujitsu) Member
Team Member- 2017 USA National Gold Medal WCJJO World Championship Jujitsu Team
Team Member- 2017 USA National Silver Medal WCJJO World Championship Demonstration Team

Has attended numerous seminars and training events to include Hand Gun and Knife Defense,
BJJ Grappling Seminar and Warrior in the Woods
Bachelor of Science Degree in Digital Media and Animation
Outside of the martial arts world Mike plays drums in the band After the Blast and also gives
private percussion lessons.
First Aid and CPR Certified


 Tom SilluzioSensei Tom Sillizio

(In Memoriam)

AKT Combatives Instructor
2nd Degree Black Belt AKT Combatives
1st Degree Black Belt WYYJ
Attended numerous seminars and training events such as Hand Gun and Knife Defense, Grappling for the Striker, BJJ Grappling Seminar and Warrior in the Woods.
First Aid and CPR Certified

 


Charlie LoveSensei Charlie Love

AKT Combatives-Jujitsu ~Certified Instructor
AKTion Fitness Instructor
Kids Jujitsu/Karate Instructor

2nd Degree Black Belt AKT Combatives-Jujitsu
Team AKT (Sport Jujitsu) Member
2017 Gold Medal WCJJO Heavyweight World Jujitsu Champion
Team Member- 2017 USA National Gold Medal WCJJO World Championship Jujitsu Team
Team Member- 2017 USA National Silver Medal WCJJO World Championship Demonstration Team

Black Belt Heavy Weight Sport Jujitsu Champion. Numerous 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals from Sport Jujitsu and submission grappling tournaments.
Has attended numerous seminars and training events to include Hand Gun and Knife Defense, BJJ Grappling Seminar and Warrior in the Woods
First Aid and CPR Certified
New York State Registered Security Guard
A.S. Degree in Business Administration
US Army 82nd Airborne Combat Veteran


Sensei Benjamin Bluhm                                                                                                                                       Instructor Ben Bluhm

AKT Combatives-Jujitsu ~Certified Instructor
AKTion Fitness Instructor
Kids Jujitsu/Karate Instructor

2nd Degree Black Belt AKT Combatives-Jujitsu
Team AKT (Sport Jujitsu) Member

Numerous 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals from Sport Jujitsu and submission grappling tournaments.
Has attended numerous seminars and training events to include Hand Gun and Knife Defense, BJJ Grappling Seminar and Warrior in the Woods
First Aid and CPR Certified


Instructor Dorr GloverSensei Dorr Glover

AKT Combatives-Jujitsu Instructor
Assistant Coach Team AKT (Sport Jujitsu)
1st Degree Black Belt AKT Combatives-Jujitsu
2nd Degree Black Belt Shotokan Karate
2017 AJL US National Sport Jujitsu Champion (Sr. Division)
Veteran, US Army Ranger
First Aid and CPR Certified

 


Instructor Desmond WhiteSensei Desmond White

AKT Combatives-Jujitsu Instructor
AKTion Fitness Instructor
AKT Combatives-Jujitsu Assistant Instructor
1st Degree Black Belt in AKT Combatives
Team AKT (Sport Jujitsu) Member
2017 Silver Medal WCJJO Middleweight World Jujitsu Champion
Team Member- 2017 USA National Gold Medal WCJJO World Championship Jujitsu Team
Team Member- 2017 USA National Silver Medal WCJJO World Championship Demonstration Team

2017 AJL US National Sport Jujitsu Grand Champion
Has trained in Mauy Thai, wrestled for 6 years and attended numerous seminars and training events.

Grand Champion (Black Belt Division) in several Sport Jujitsu tournaments.
Associate in Arts Degree in Humanities and currently pursuing a degree in Social Science.
First Aid and CPR Certified


Wendy BroughtonSensei Wendy Broughton

AKT Combatives-Jujitsu Instructor
Self-Defense Instructor
AKTion Fitness Instructor

1st Degree Black Belt in AKT Combatives-Jujitsu
Demo Team Member
Has attended numerous seminars and training events to include Hand Gun and Knife Defense, BJJ Grappling Seminar and Warrior in the Woods.
First Aid and CPR Certified