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 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. 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.
Professor Olivia Aleida
Olivia has been training and competing consistently since 2012. She earned the rank of Black Belt in December of 2019 and holds numerous IBJJF titles, including International Master Europe Champion, International Master South American Champion, and No Gi Pan American Champion. Olivia is also an experienced referee, certified for IBJJF and NAGA, and the lead coordinator for Jiu Jitsu Gypsies, which holds free monthly events for women practitioners and strengthens the women’s jiu jitsu community. She is a tenured Professor of Mathematics with a doctoral degree. Her extensive competitive, analytical and teaching experience make her a unique instructor on the mats. Olivia’s teaching philosophy is centered around the value of education in all forms, in addition to the value each student brings to class. She believes everyone can benefit from learning jiu jitsu and enjoys being part of the process for others.
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. 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). 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!
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 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
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.
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.