Ken Roberts, Armed Security

Ken Roberts with Mike Chiesa photo for Review of Grappling Mastery and Professor Ruscio

Grappling Mastery is more than just a great BJJ and MMA academy, it is a growing community. We not only help and learn from each other, we communicate and hang out with each other outside of class, too. We’ve helped each other move, gone bowling, been to each other’s homes and our kids have socialized and played together outside of class. That’s the kind of camaraderie you’ll find at Grappling Mastery. You’ll not only learn great self-defense defense, you’ll meet some great people as well.  I enjoyed the class immensely. Being a little familiar with different types of disciplines and instructors through the years, I can honestly say that Brian has the demeanor of a true martial artist. No matter what your level of training, Brian will be patient and helpful in his instruction. I highly recommend Grappling Mastery, to anyone with a teachable attitude! is one of the most patient people I’ve ever met. It was one of the first things I noticed about him. After attending his classes and getting to know him better, I can also unequivocally say he is a man of integrity. If he tells you he’s going to do something he does it. A very rare thing nowadays. These two traits along with his knowledge, skill, expertise and experience, make him quite a force. He immediately earns your respect. As a father, I greatly appreciate the example he sets for my children as well as others. You simply will not find a better martial arts academy in Lake County than Grappling Mastery, period. Don’t even waste your time looking elsewhere. Just take my word for it.”