We have a great team to help you achieve your goals whether you’ve never tried martial arts or you have years of experience.
Countless Achievements and Accolades
Founder, Over 20 Years Experience
Founder and Owner of RCW, Joe has strived to create a community where exceptional curriculum and access to material is at the forefront of training. This is in stark contrast with growing up in the 80’s where information was secretive and withheld from students or just nonexistent. A closely guarded education, this required Coach Joe to travel and train with the best instructors on the planet like Ajarn Chai, Guro Dan Inosanto, and Masters Rickson Gracie and Pedro Sauer. RCW is dedicated to offering the culmination of decades of experience and research to ALL of our students.
Instructor, More than 15 years MMA experience
The first black belt ever graduated in Gracie Jiu Jitsu under Professor Anibal Lobo. Erik shares in that close relationship to the Gracie family and continues his training with mentors like Professor Lobo, Master Pedro Sauer and many more. An endless appetite for information he stands out as a rare expert who uses technical skill and finesse over muscle. Professor Erik is also an accomplished martial artist all around who has excelled in Boxing and Muay Thai among other disciplines. From your first class it’s easy to see that Erik cares about your development and will do his utmost to help you reach your goals.
Instructor, Jiu Jitsu Coach
Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Women’s and Youth Programs Leader
Inspired by her daughter’s journey in the kids class, Denise Steinman embarked on her own Brazilian Jiu Jitsu adventure. Through dedication and hard work, she has achieved the rank of Brown Belt, surpassing her own expectations. Denise now passionately shares her knowledge and expertise as a Jiu Jitsu Coach, leading both the women’s and youth programs at the academy. Her personal experience and empathetic approach make her a highly relatable and motivating instructor for students of all ages and skill levels.
Instructor, Over 10 years experience
Accomplished Striking & MMA Coach
Sometimes as a coach you meet someone talented. Rarely do you meet someone talented with the desire to struggle and develop themselves beyond limits. Coach Anthony is that individual, as a competitive athlete on the world skateboard scene he transitioned that drive for success to martial arts. He’s won countless gold medals at every belt level for RCW and has grown into one of our favorite coaches. In short he’s a person who lives up to our motto, “actions speak louder than words.”
Instructor, Over 6 years of experience
Brown Belt Instructor in Gracie Jiu Jitsu
Not only is she a force on the BJJ mats, Coach Aleca doubles up by helping run our social media presence and teaching our women’s only group of BJJ enthusiasts. She never backs down from a challenge and that’s present in her sparring, and almost equally matched is her never ending cheerful attitude that she brings to the training floor. You’ll have fun in her sessions and before you know it, you’re sweating your tail off.
Cale Holt – Wrestling and MMA Coach
We’ve got a great team
All our staff is equally important to us, and we wouldn’t run an incredible academy without any one of them. Our core team listed above is all of our folks who teach more than one class per week, but there’s plenty of incredible people that support RCW week in and week out!