A Premier Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy.
Al Hogan
Adult & Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), and Self Defense Instructor

Coach Al brings the perspective of Military Combatives and Law Enforcement tactics into the academy’s martial arts curriculum, focusing on Self Defense. He was introduced to martial arts during his childhood and eventually enlisted in the Army and served is several high threat conflict areas. Al again began to embark on his martial arts training during which he studied Tae Kwon Do in Korea, where he was stationed. During the tenure, Al’s focus shifted from the traditional martial arts to self-defense emphasizing survival during close quarter battle incursions.

Al is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy Session 232nd, U.S. Army Protective Services Training, Gracie Jiu Jitsu Survival Tactics (GST) Instructor Course, Federal Law Enforcement Center (FLETC) Control Tactics Instructor, FLETC Firearms Instructors, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology. Al is also an accomplished BJJ competitor as he has competed in several local and nationally ranked tournaments.

  • 2015 IBJJF Blue Belt World Champion at the Masters 4 light weight division,
  • 2018 IBJJF Brown Belt World Champion at Masters 5, feather weight division
  • 2019 Pan American Champion, Brown Belt, Masters 4, feather weight division.

Coach Al is a certified IBJJF referee and is affiliated with the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF). Al is also the author of The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Game Plan and 6 Elements of a 6 Figure Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy.  You may find both of these publication on Amazon or here on our homepage.

Carlos Eduardo Lima
Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Instructor Adult & Kids

Professor Carlos Lima began his Martial Arts career at the age of 4 studying for 10 years in Judo and achieving the rank of purple belt. Professor Lima begin practicing Jiu Jitsu in 2001, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he competed in several local and state tournaments, consistently placing within the top three positions.

In 2007, Professor Lima as a purple belt in Jiu Jitsu moved to Salvador (Bahia), Brazil, where he continued competing and winning several local and state tournaments, quite often in the open classes, taking the podium in all classes.

In 2013, Professor Lima was awarded a Black Belt by Team Edson Carvalho, Salvador Brazil and subsequently got certified as a Black Belt Instructor under Team Carlson Gracie, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Throughout Professor Lima’s combat sports career he has completed in Mixed Martial Arts tournaments, Kickboxing and Judo tournaments.  He has coached several team members in Jiu Jitsu tournaments to capture Bronze, Silver and Gold.  Professor Lima is a certified IBJJF referee and is affiliated with the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF).

Lucas Harder
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor (Kids & Adults)

Coach Lucas received his brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu while training in his hometown of Brasilia, Brazil, at Five Rounds Academy, from Master Pedro Galiza.  Since returning to the USA, Lucas joined Team Randori.  Lucas has been spearheading the Adult and Kid’s BJJ classes at the Silver Spring academy.  Lucas by trade is an educator and has been teaching students in an academic setting for over 13 years.  Lucas brings his knowledge and experience of the academic world, to the mat to ensure his students learn the techniques of BJJ thru conceptual understanding and physical drilling.  Lucas’ wife is also a BJJ practitioner who holds a blue belt.  Together they have a son, who Lucas believes will be a future Jiu-Jitsu black belt. Coach Lucas is also formidable competitor competing as a Brown Belt in local and international tournaments and is affiliated with the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF).

Aharon “AWOL” Hall
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor (Kids & Adults)

Coach Aharon Hall “AWOL” as he is preferred to be called (LOL) is an accomplished professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter.  Coach AWOL embarked on his MMA career as an amateur fighter in the lightweight division in 2009, and subsequently went professional in 2011.  He successful won two titles in the welter weight division and feather weight division as an amateur and professional.  Subsequently, after having such an successful MMA career, he began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) in 2013, and has attained a second degree purple belt, training under the renowned American Top Team.  Coach AWOL is also a master in Muay Thai and Wrestling.

Throughout his combatives career he has been frequently sought after for his strength and conditioning training programs, wherein he has successful motivated his clients fulfill their weight loss & fitness goals, win MMA title championships (domestic & international), conquer competitors in BJJ competitions and obtain career goals in law enforcement and the armed forces.  Coach AWOL has over 20 years of training and fitness experience, and also is a formidable competitor competing as a Purple Belt in local and international tournaments and is affiliated with the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF).  Coach AWOL joined Team Randori in 2018, and is an instructor at the Wheaton, Silver Spring Academy.

Matt Teltoe
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor & Self Defense Instructor (Kids & Adults)

Coach Matt joined the team in early 2017. He brings years of teaching Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to the Academy.  Matt started learning martial arts while enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He trained in Hand to hand combat while working as a rescue swimmer deployed in the Persian Gulf.  He liked the training so much that he decided to start taking BJJ.

It didn’t take long for him to experienced the benefits that BJJ can provide in terms of health, stamina, and overall self discipline.  Now he loves teaching others so they can better themselves through martial arts in order to not only become better as a person but also learning how to reach their desired goals in life. Matt’s goal is to ensure that you as a student walk away satisfied and confident about yourself.

Matt has been teaching kids since 2012.  He teaches class in a way that helps them not only learn the skills better/faster but at the same time the kids have a lot of fun.

Steve Rotella
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor & Self Defense Instructor (Kids & Adults)

Coach Steve became interested in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as an avid fan of mixed martial arts, and decided to begin training with Team Randori in the summer of 2017. He quickly fell in love with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu both as a martial art and a sport. Steve enjoys training in gi and no-gi equally, and has a difficult time letting a day go by without rolling.

Shortly after beginning training, Steve decided to try competing. He had so much fun that he now competes regularly in every tournament he can.
As of January 2019, Steve is an IBJJF registered blue belt. He now adds to his own development by assisting with the instruction of kids, family, and adult fundamental classes.


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