Mixed Martial Arts
B​razilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing Academy


head instructor- BJJ/Kickboxing /MMA
Casey Oxendine was introduced to martial arts in 1997 by "UFC" and "Rings Japan" veteran Sione Latu. The following year he traveled to Los Angeles and began his training with UFC legend "The King of the Streets" Marco Ruas. He would eventually gain the rank of purple belt in the "Ruas Vale Tudo" system and secure an unblemished MMA record of 3-0.

Casey began his training with Helio Soneca in 2003, who he sites for revolutionizing his Jiu Jitsu game. He would go on to secure a multitude of state and regional grappling titles, before switching his focus as a full time instructor . Casey has gone on to coach a multitude of UFC and Bellator standouts as well as a nationally ranked youth grappling team.

In addition to his work as head instructor for Team Oxendine, Casey is a promoter, media consultant and TV commentator for combat sports events throughout the world.  He is currently CEO of the "Arena Combat" fight promotion, which made history on Sept 26, 2015 as the first state sanctioned team combat sports event in U.S. history.

assistant instructor- ​
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Judo ​
Erick is a 25 year veran of the martial arts, studying various forms of Karate and holding black belts in the arts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (under Casey Oxendine via Helio Soneca) and Judo (under Brian Rowe). He is  a 2012 national champion, a four-time TN state champion, and NC state champion in Judo. He is also a 2013 ADCC national champion in Jiu Jitsu, in both gi and no-gi divisions.  Erick has competied in 12 mixed martial arts competisions (8-4 record), and has held two MMA titles. He was inducted into the Warrior Fighting Challenge Hall of Fame in 2007.​

Nate Jolly
assistant instructor-BJJ/wrestling/kickboxing/MMA
Nate began his journey into combat sports in high school wrestling, where he was a varsity starter all four years.  He represented the Ohio national team in "greco roman" his senior year among other AAU and USA wrestling competitions.  Nate attending the University of the Cumberland's (formerly Cumberland College) where he was a three time national qualifier and assistant wrestling coach.  He began his amateur MMA career in 2007, compiling an impressive 21-3 record in only 2 years.  Nate would go on to turn pro and compete in some of the world's top promotions, including Bellator and XFC.  He currently holds a pro MMA record of 13-7, as well as a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.​