Mr. Brad Hatcher started his Martial Arts training in 1977. Brad trained for seven years when he was promoted to Black Belt in Isshin-ryu Karate. He also holds ranks in several other styles of Martial Arts. Brad trained under Master Harold Long, Master Allen Wheeler, Master James Ogle and Master Phil Little.
Brad was the first American in the state of TN to achieve a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He trained under Master Rickson Gracie for 10 yrs, and now trains under 7th degree black belt Luiz Palhares, Master Palhares is a black belt under Helio & Rickson Gracie. Mr Hatcher was promoted to Black belt in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) in June 2003 after over 9 yrs of study. Too date Mr. Hatcher is the only Isshinryu black belt to hold the rank of black belt in BJJ. In April 2006 he won the Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the Black belt Divison. In 2007 He became of the director of the Tennessee Brailian Jiu-Jitsu Federation .
Other International Wins in BJJ include
2007 Pan American Games Silver medal
2011 Chicago International Silver Medal
2012 World Championships Silver Medal
Mr. Hatcher has won over 500 awards in Karate competition, as well as being the Tennessee Karate Circuit Champion in Fighting,Forms and Weapons. He is known for his fighting and Weapons( BO Staff) during competition. Brad has won over 40 grandchampionships in tournament competition, many times winning both fighting and forms grandchampionships during the same tournament. He also won the state championship tournament 8 times and was ranked number one in the NBL in the super heavy wt fighting.
Mr Hatcher has instructed Police, SWAT, and Military.
Mr. Hatcher is active in competing in Jiu-Jitsu and Karate tournaments and teaching and attending seminars.
State Certified and ISKA Referee and Judge for MMA
*7th degree Master Black belt in Isshinryu Karate
* Holds the Title of Kyoshi in Isshinryu Karate
*4th degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
*1st degree Black belt in Shingitai Ju-Jitsu
*1st degree Black belt in Combat Sombo
*Brown belt in Judo
*Brown belt in Small circle Ju-Jitsu
*1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do