The We Defy Foundation exist to improve the lives of mentally and physically disabled combat veterans. We understand how important it is to take care of our returning combat veterans. We are committed to giving them the tools to combat life’s challenges.
The instructors for the seminar are:
Professor Alan Shebaro earned his Black Belt from Carlos Machado in 2004 and is currently ranked as a 3rd degree Black Belt under Professor Chris Haueter. He was 1 of only 4 Black Belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the U.S. Army and is the first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt in Special Forces Regiment. Most importantly, Professor Shebaro has trained a broad spectrum of operators during his deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Professor Brian Marvin, retired from the Army after spending 20 years on active duty. He started his Army career as a 19K Armored Crewmember and ended in recruiting. Prior to joining the Army he wrestled in HS and at Miami of Ohio University. Brian was assigned to various locations around the United States while serving in the Army. While assigned to the 160th SOAR(A) in Ft. Campbell, KY, he also served as a combatives instructor and was a BJJ Coach for 5th SFG(A). He is MACP level 4 qualified and SOCP qualified. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan during his time on active duty. Since retiring, he owns and operates a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in Sugar Land, TX, Gracie Barra Sugar Land. He was promoted to Black Belt in 2011 by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and is currently a 2nd Degree Black Belt under Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes.
Professor Saad Al-Aziz received his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from from Brazil-021 co-founder and International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (IBJJF) head referee Andre Terencio. Saad is a certified black black belt by both the IBJJF and FJJ Rio. While stationed in Jacksonville, Florida Saad trained with 8th degree Coral belt Luiz Palhares for three years. Saad is also a black belt in Hapkido from Jung Bai Lee. In addition, he holds a Masters of Health Administration degree from Baylor University. Saad is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy and has served for 32 years as Navy Sailor and is still on active duty serving our country.
Professor Issac Henderson is a black belt under Master Sylvio Behring. He is a highly decorated Army Ranger and currently holds the rank of Major in the U.S. Army. He is the former commander of the United States Army Combatives school at Fort Benning Georgia. In addition he holds a black belt in Judo and is an active International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo competitor.
Cost $50 for seminar which will be in gi. 100% of all money collected goes to the "We Defy Foundation." The instructors and host for the seminar are not financially compensated.