Six time national champion Brad Bolen is a 3rd degree black belt in Judo with over 20 years on the mat. Brad has trained with Olympic Silver Medalist Jason Morris for the past 10 years, training with and competing against olympic and world champions. In addition to his national championships, Brad is a 5 time World Team member and has won 9 medals at the World Cup. In addition to judo, he was a 2-time state qualifier in wrestling. He has trained state wrestling champions, national judo champions, and international competitors in various techniques. Brad's strength as a coach and instructor is his abilty to impart a rigourous foundation in fundamentals combined with his ability to clearly communicate and demonstrate high level techniques in a way that feels intuitive and natural to his players. For this reason, he is a highly sought after clinician who is brought in by dojo's from across the country to help bring their players to the next level. In addition to teaching judo and wrestling, Brad is an ACE certified personl trainer and works as a customer service representative for the US Judo Association.
Lisa is a 3rd degree black belt in judo with over 15 years on the mat. Lisa’s competition highlights include: winning the IJF 2016 Veterans World Champion in the -57 kg weight class; winning 4 gold medals at the 2016 (Cuba) and 2015 (Panama) IJF Pan American Kata Championships; and medaling multiple times at USA Judo Senior National Championships. She is a current member of the USA Judo world kata team and has represented the USA at 5 world kata championships, finishing 6th in 2018. Lisa regularly fights at high level judo tournaments with a winning record, including the IJF Veterans World Championships, US Open, and Senior National Championships in both the seniors and veterans categories. Lisa is a certified national judo coach, referee, kata judge and instructor. Lisa is also the founder and chief instructor for The Citadel’s Judo and Jiu-jitsu Team, assistant director of the non-profit American Judo Foundation (501c3). She holds additional black belt ranks in Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, and Iaido (Japanese sword). Off of the mat Dr. Capriotti teaches Chemistry at the Citadel and is a veteran of the US Navy.
Robert is 2nd degree black belt in Judo and a current member of the USA’s world kata team. He has taught judo, karate, and other martial arts for over ten years. Robert’s competition record includes two gold medals at the 2016 Pan American Kata Championships (in Panama) and two gold medals at the 2015 Pan American Championships (in Cuba), multiple gold medal finishes at the Am-Can (American Canadian) Championships, and wins as the 2014 and 2016 overall kata champion at the USA Senior National Championships. Robert has represented the USA five times at the IJF Kata World Championships. He is a certified national judo coach, referee, and kata instructor and judge. Robert is the director of the non-profit American Judo Foundation (501c3), which promotes the growth of youth, collegiate, and adult judo programs in South Carolina and beyond. Robert also volunteers as an instructor for the Samurai Judo Association, a free club for active duty military on the naval weapons station, and off of the mat Robert teaches English as Second Language in Dorchester District 2 schools.
Ashley Rose is a certified NYS Emergency Medical Technician. Her experi-ence working on an ambulance has helped with learning anatomy and sick-ness, teaching her that keeping the mind strong and ego in check will aid the physical body in being healthy. With over 500 Hours of Yoga Alliance Certi-fied teacher training experience and teaching for over four years; she brings a safe and fiery practice to all level Yogi’s. Ashley loves to challenge people on the mat while being mindful enough to slow it down and melt. Her classes focus on a strong core, breathing techniques, yummy flows, and deep stretch-es after accumulating a little sweat. If you are a new yogi, fear not! She gives plenty of modifications using bolsters, blocks, straps, and blankets. Ashley teaches all level classes and has experience teaching Restorative and 50 & Up Yoga. One of her favorite sayings, “Yoga should be accessible to everyone!” Ashley received her 200 Hour Hot Warrior Yoga certification with Jennilee Toner author of “The Perfect Chaturanga” in 2015. She also attended Hot Vinyasa Teacher Training (Level 2 + 3) with Jimmy Barkan, and spent a month in India with world renowned Supersoul Farm, Raghunath Cappo and Maharaja Radanath Swami at the Govardharn Eco Village where she studied Bhakti Yoga.
Wes Copenhaver is an Ultimate Frisbee trainer and coach hailing from the swampy SE region of South Carolina. His 15+ years of experience forming, coaching, and chasing plastic for club teams throughout the region has given him an incredible amount of insight when it comes to training players of all ages, backgrounds, genders, and skill levels. Whether you're a brand new player or a wily veteran, Wes can turn your desire to learn the sport into explosive growth.