OUR INSTRUCTORS

Professor Evan Barrett
Professor Evan Barrett
Evan is a Colorado native and has been a Castle Rock local since 2009. Evan began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2008, but has been involved in grappling since he was 12-years-old. Evan has been teaching Jiu Jitsu as his full time career since 2017 and believes he has a unique level of experience that few other instructors have because of his full time dedication to the art. Evan currently holds the rank of First Degree Black Belt, which he achieved under Professor Robert Drysdale in 2021. He earned his black belt from Robert Drysdale in 2018. In 2015, he earned the title of “No Gi Grappler of the Year” from Fight to Win Promotions and competed in their first submission only event, winning his match. Evan is still an avid competitor and can be found at all the local tournaments, many pro events and IBJJF tournaments. Along with being the head instructor at Fulcrum Jiu-Jitsu Academy, Evan is also the gym manager.
Coach Grant Crenshaw
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 Monica Allen
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 brown belt at Fulcrum Jiu Jitsu Academy, under Evan Barrett, after finishing 2nd at the 2021 IBJJF Master World Championship. 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.
Professor Chaz Lynch
PIC & BIO COMING SOON
Professor JR Fulton
Professor 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 practitioneers, 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 Denise Penn
BIO & PIC COMING SOON
Coach Nichole Knight
Coach Nichole Knight
BIO COMING SOON
Coach Kirk Leslie
Coach Kirk Leslie
BIO COMING SOON
Coach Jim Miller
BIO & PIC COMING SOON
Coach Josiah Garcia
BIO & PIC COMING SOON
Coach Jack Birge
BIO & PIC COMING SOON
Coach Nate Lepage
BIO & PIC COMING SOON
Professor Jill White
Professor Jill White
Professor Jill White got bit by the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu bug in 2011 and was immediately hooked! Jill earned her black belt in 2021 under Robert Drysdale and is the first female black belt from Fulcrum Jiu Jitsu Academy. 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! Professor 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. Jill enjoys sharing her passion for BJJ and meeting new people. Her pup, Rocky, is the honorary school mascot. Professor Jill feels honored to be part of such a great academy and we are honored to have her represent BJJ and the Fulcrum community!
Professor Norman Fulton
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.
Coach Dustin Fulton
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.