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Meet the Team


Grandmaster Barry A. Broughton, PhD

Grandmaster Barry A. Broughton, PhD

AKT Combatives-Jujitsu Founder
Grandmaster

  • 10th Degree Black Belt AKT Combatives-Jujitsu
  • 5th Degree Black Belt American Combat Jujitsu (Professor Tony Maynard)
  • 5th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor WYYJ
  • 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, 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
  • North Atlantic Regional Director, American Sport Jujitsu League
  • 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
  • Inducted into several Martial Arts Halls of Fame
  • Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame Honorary Inductee (2017)

Sensei Benjamin Bluhm

Sensei Benjamin Bluhm

AKT Combatives-Jujitsu, Certified Instructor
AKTion Fitness Instructor
Kids Jujitsu/Karate Instructor
AKT Warrior in the Woods Instructor

  • 3rd 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.

Sensei Bluhm has attended numerous seminars and training events, including Hand Gun and Knife Defense, BJJ Grappling Seminar, and Warrior in the Woods. He is First Aid and CPR Certified.


Sensei Wendy Broughton

Sensei Wendy Broughton

AKT Combatives-Jujitsu, Certified Instructor
Self-Defense Instructor
Team AKT (Sport Jujitsu) Assistant Coach  
AKT Warrior in the Woods Instructor
AKT Combatives Council Member

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in AKT Combatives-Jujitsu
  • Member of American Sport Jujitsu League – Certified Judge
  • Demo Team Member
  • Tai Chi and Fitness, Assistant Instructor
  • Instructor/Mentor for Black Belt Candidates

Sensei Broughton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She is the co-author of the AKT Academy Workbook. She has attended numerous seminars and training events to include Hand Gun and Knife Defense, BJJ Grappling Seminar, and Warrior in the Woods. She is First Aid and CPR Certified.


Sensei Dorr Glover

Sensei Dorr Glover

AKT Combatives-Jujitsu, Certified Instructor
Kids Jujitsu/Karate Instructor

Team AKT (Sport Jujitsu) Assistant Coach 
AKT Warrior in the Woods Instructor

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt AKT Combatives-Jujitsu
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt Shotokan Karate
  • 2017 AJL US National Sport Jujitsu Champion (Sr. Division)

Sensei Glover is a U.S. Army Ranger veteran and is First Aid and CPR Certified.


Sensei Mike Hanchett

Sensei Mike Hanchett

AKT Combatives-Jujitsu, Certified Instructor
AKTion Fitness Instructor
Kids Jujitsu/Karate Instructor
AKT Warrior in the Woods Instructor
AKT Combatives Council Member

  • 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

Sensei Hanchett has attended numerous seminars and training events, including Hand Gun and Knife Defense, BJJ Grappling Seminar, and Warrior in the Woods, and has a 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. He is first aid and CPR certified.


Sensei Charlie Love

Sensei Charlie Love

AKT Combatives-Jujitsu, Certified Instructor
AKTion Fitness Instructor
Kids Jujitsu/Karate Instructor 
AKT Warrior in the Woods Instructor 
AKT Police Combatives/Defensive Tactics Instructor
AKT Combatives Council Member
AKT Combatives Academy, Manager

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt AKT Combatives-Jujitsu
  • 2017 Gold Medal WCJJO Heavyweight World Jujitsu Champion
  • Co-Captain and Team Member- 2017 USA National Gold Medal WCJJO World Championship Jujitsu Team
  • Team Member- 2017 USA National Silver Medal WCJJO World Championship Demonstration Team
  • Team AKT (Sport Jujitsu) Member
  • Numerous 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals from Sport Jujitsu and submission grappling tournaments.

Sensei Love has attended numerous seminars and training events to include Hand Gun and Knife Defense, BJJ Grappling Seminar, and Warrior in the Woods. He is First Aid and CPR Certified, has an A.S. Degree in Business Administration, and is a New York State Registered Security Guard and combat veteran of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne.


Sensei Brad Monroe

Sensei Brad Monroe

AKT Combatives-Jujitsu, Certified Instructor
AKT Edged Weapon Defense/Fighting Instructor 
Team AKT (Sport Jujitsu) Coach  
AKT Warrior in the Woods Instructor
AKT Combatives Council Member    

  • 4th Degree Black Belt AKT Combatives-Jujitsu
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt WYYJ
  • Black Belt Instructor Tae Kwon Do
  • Advance Student Kun Tao Kung Fu
  • Combat Knife Fighting Course (by the Pacific Jujitsu Alliance)
  • Member of American Sport Jujitsu League – Certified Center Referee and Judge

Sensei Monroe has attended numerous seminars and training events, including Hand Gun and Knife Defense, BJJ Grappling Seminar, and Warrior in the Woods, and has studied at Houghton College, Jamestown Community College, Ashford University and Strayer University. He is first aid and CPR certified.

Outside of the martial arts world Brad works Quality Management for an International manufacturing company. 

Other credits include:

  • Quality, Environmental Health & Safety Management Systems – International Certified Lead Auditor.
  • Chairman of the Workforce Development Board
  • Board Member Directions in Independent Living
  • JCC Institute of Management Certificate
  • Emergency Management Institute: Federal Emergency Management Agency Professional

Sensei Phil Rocheleau

Sensei Phil Rocheleau

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

Certified NRA Firearms and Self-Defense Instructor — Owner/Operator Blue Ranger Tactical 
AKT Police Combatives/Defensive Tactics Instructor

Modern Army Combatives Instructor
AKT Warrior in the Woods Instructor  

  • 4th Degree Black Belt AKT Combatives-Jujitsu
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do
  • 1st Degree Black Belt Okinawa Kenpo and Kobudo
  • Veteran US Army; retired First Sergeant
  • Boxer and Boxing Coach — US Army
  • Team AKT (Sport Jujitsu) Member
  • Team Member- 2019 USA National WCJJO World Championship Jujitsu Team
  • Team Member- 2019 USA National WCJJO World Championship Demonstration Team

Sensei Rocheleau has attended numerous seminars and training events, including Hand Gun and Knife Defense, BJJ Grappling Seminar, and Warrior in the Woods, and has a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Resource and Technology Management. He is first aid and CPR certified.


Sensei Desmond White

Sensei Desmond White

AKT Combatives-Jujitsu, Certified Instructor
AKTion Fitness Instructor 
Kids Jujitsu/Karate Instructor 
AKT Warrior in the Woods Instructor
AKT Combatives Academy, Assistant Manager 

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in AKT Combatives-Jujitsu
  • 2017 Silver Medal WCJJO Middleweight World Jujitsu Champion
  • 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
  • 2017 AJL US National Sport Jujitsu Grand Champion
  • Grand Champion (Black Belt Division) in several Sport Jujitsu tournaments.

Sensei White has trained in Mauy Thai, wrestled for 6 years, and attended numerous seminars and training events. He has an Associate in Arts Degree in Humanities and is currently pursuing a degree in Social Science. He is First Aid and CPR Certified.


AKT Combatives-Jujitsu Black Belts

AKT Combatives-Jujitsu Black Belts

These Warrior Scholars are continuing to train hard on their own martial arts journey as they teach, guide, and inspire their fellow AKT practitioners.

Photo – From Left to Right:

Sensei Kailee, Sensei Wendy, Sensei Scott, Sensei Charlie, Sensei Mike, Sensei Brad, Grandmaster Broughton, Sensei Phil, Sensei Ben, Sensei Jim, Sensei Dorr, Sensei Desmond, Sensei Violet

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