Robert Drysdale is a father, a student of history, IBJJF world champion, ADCC absolute division world champion, undefeated MMA fighter, owner of Drysdale Jiu Jitsu, co-founder of Zenith BJJ. Robert teaches seminars at his Zenith Affiliate schools all over the world. When he is not traveling and teaching Jiu Jitsu seminars he is teaching at his own school in Las Vegas. Drysdale is partnering with a former student to open a second location in North Las Vegas.
Professor Evan Barrett
Evan has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2008, and grappling since he was twelve years old. Evan currently holds the rank of Black Belt which he achieved under Professor Robert Drysdale in 2018. In 2015 he earned the title of No Gi Grappler of the year from Fight to Win Promotions. Evan is an avid competitor and in 2015 competed in the first Fight to Win Pro submission only event winning his match. Since then Evan has competed regularly in the Fight to Win Pro events, as well as various jiu-jitsu tournaments. Along with being the head instructor at Fulcrum Jiu-Jitsu Academy, Evan is also the gym manager.
Coach Evan Kohoutek
Evan was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) during his service in the U.S. Army through the Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) and holds a Level II MACP instructor certification. His continued service in the U.S. Army has afforded him opportunities to travel and train with superb instructors across the country. In 2010, Evan began his formal BJJ training under Professor Keith Owen at Team Rhino Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Meridian, ID, earning his blue belt in 2011. Moving to Colorado Springs, CO in 2012, he continued his training at Colorado Springs BJJ under Professor Bill Hosken and earned his purple belt in 2015. Duty called Evan to Savannah, GA where he trained under Professor James Finizio at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Savannah. But Colorado would call him back, and in 2018, Evan began training with Professor Evan Barrett at Fulcrum BJJ receiving his brown belt in 2019. Evan coaches regularly and continues to catch Professor Evan in unorthodox and ridiculous submissions daily.
Coach Dustin Fulton
A native to Castle Rock, Dustin began training Jiu Jitsu in 2005 with his brother JR. Dustin has trained with many great jiu-jitsu practitioners through the years. He earned his purple belt in 2012 and his brown belt in 2013 from Steve Hordinski. He’s also been privileged to train with Johnny Faria and Regis Lebre. Dustin is a successful electrician, owning his own electric company. He spends his free time with his five children and helping them in their many activities and sports.
Coach Jill White
Information CoCoach Jill White got bit by the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu bug in 2011 and was immediately hooked! Her love for the sport prompted her to compete at some of the highest levels in Jiu-Jitsu! Her accomplishments include: 2015 IBJJF Master World, finishing 2nd in Divisions and Absolutes as a blue belt, 2017 IBJJF Master World Champion in Divisions and Absolute as a purple belt, and a 2018 IBJJF Master World 2nd place finish in her Division as a brown belt! Coach White will confess that “Jiu-Jitsu has become such a staple in my life that I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.” She serves the Fulcrum BJJ Academy in both administration and coaching capacities. As the first person many students meet inquiring about the Fulcrum Jiu-Jitsu Academy, she enjoys sharing her passion for BJJ and meeting new people. She really enjoys spending time with the kids (they love her puppy, and honorary school mascot, Rocky too). Coach Jill feels honored to be part of such a great academy and we are honored to have her represent BJJ and the Fulcrum community!
Coach Grant Crenshaw
Grant is Fulcurm’s Muay Thai instructor. With over 17 years of Muay Thai experience, Grant brings a wealth of knowledge in the realm of striking. He trained under Kru Oscar Martinez and has experience in boxing, escrima and jiu jitsu. Grant is a long time resident of Castle Rock and an accomplished musician. He loves to push people and help them reach their goals.
Coach JR Fulton
JR Fulton began training jiu-jitsu in 2005 and first competed as a white belt at the US National Tournament in 2007. JR has been privileged to to train with many great jiu-jitsu practitioners, including Royler Gracie, Relson Gracie, Andre Galvao, and Megaton Dias. JR raised two wonderful children, overcome some serious injuries, and his jiu-jitsu journey continues. JR is an electrician, attorney, and he has introduced many to a love of scuba diving as a Divemaster. JR loves to compete and he shares that passion with our students.
Coach Monica Allen
Monica began her martial arts journey at the age of 15 with Taekwondo. Through the years, she has studied and coached Capoeira, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She was introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2010 by Robby Rabadi in Austin, TX and recently earned her purple belt at Fulcrum Jiu Jitsu Academy under Evan Barrett. Monica is an audiologist and elementary special education teacher. She loves working with kids. Outside the gym, she has four kids of her own, spends a lot of time with her second family in Haiti and loves to be outside hiking and exploring beautiful Colorado.
Coach Lambert Paredes
Coach Lambert started as a parent, watching his son Angel on his Jiu Jitsu journey from our bench for a couple of years before putting himself on the mats as well. He was looking to incorporate regular exercise into his life at the time (doctors orders) and since then he’s fond of saying that Jit Jitsu, “…looked like a whole lot more fun than jogging.” It wasn’t long before he was hooked. It’s now become a family affair, as he, Angel and Izzy have become regulars at our Kids and Adults classes. He’ll be the first to tell you that Fulcrum is home, and its members are Family.
Professor Norman Fulton
Norman started jiu jitsu in 2005 at the age of 50 to get his sons involved in the sport. After 12 years, he earned his black belt at the age of 62 to prove that no one is ever too old to start this wonderful journey. Norman is an active competitor and has earned multiple medals in both local, national and international competitions. His goal is to inspire anyone to take that first step into the jiu jitsu life.