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Black Belt / Professor

Professor Marcus is one of the owners and the head professor of the Science of Jiujitsu Academy. Professor Marcus is a US Army Veteran and has been practicing martial arts for over 20 years. In that time he has trained, studied, competed, and taught martial arts across the globe. Professor Marcus is trained in various martial arts to include: Brazilian Jiujitsu, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, MMA, Modern Army Combatives, and multiple weapon systems. He has taught thousands of students of all ages and abilities over the course of his martial arts journey in striking, grappling, marksmanship, and personal protection tactics. Most notably he has taught martial arts to: The University of LSU & Tulane's Reserve Officer Training Core, The 165th Combat Support Sustainment Battallion, The 139th Regional Support Group, Civilian Contractors, Airmen, Soldiers, and Marines at Bagram Air Force Base, Afghanistan. 

Some of Professor Marcus' Accomplishments include:


ADCC Open Medalist

Multiple Time Fight2 Win Competitor - Black Belt

IBJJF Open Black Belt Lightweight NoGi Gold Medalist 

IBJJF Open Black Belt Open Weight NoGi Gold Medalist 

AGF Black Belt Lightweight Gi & NoGi Gold Medalist

AGF Black Belt Challenger 175 & Under Gi & Nogi Gold Medalist

Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Record 3-1

Golden Gloves Welterweight Boxing Champion 


Black Belt / Professor

Zachary Cothren is one of the owners and professors at the Science of Jiujitsu Academy. He has been studying, practicing, and competing in martial arts for over 20 years. Having grown up in the martial arts with his family, he knows first hand the profound impact and positive influence that martial arts can have on your life. His pursuit of excellence and dedication to improvement have helped him develop into the instructor that he is today. Professor Zach's passion for helping students evolve will definitely motivate you to push yourself to levels that you never imagined. In addition to that, he brings a wealth of competitive experience to his instruction that ensures our students are learning combat tested techniques from a broad range of disciplines. Throughout his time in martial arts Professor Zach has competed and won across the country and has developed a keen sense of what it takes to compete at the highest level. 


Some of Professor Zach's Accomplishments include:


 IBJJF Open Black Belt Middleweight Gi Gold Medalist

IBJJF Open Black Belt Welterweight NoGi Gold Medalist

AGF Black Belt Welterweight GI & NoGi Gold Medalist

AGF Black Belt Challenger 175 & Over Gi & NoGi Gold Medalist

2021 IBJJF No-Gi Worlds Brown Belt Gold Medalist

Fight2Win Pro Welterweight Champion Brown Belt

 IBJJF Master Worlds Bronze Medalist - Purple & Brown Belt

Undefeated Amateur Boxer 5-0 

Professional MMA record 1-1

NAGA Champion

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