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COACHES

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Professor Luiz Rodrigues

Head Instructor

3rd Degree Black Belt

Luiz, a Rio de Janeiro, Brazil native is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 3rd Degree Black Belt and is the Gi and NoGi Adults Head Instructor of Culture BJJ. Luiz started training Jiu Jitsu in the 2000's and received his Black Belt in 2012 from his Master Victor Bomfim from GFTeam with whom he has trained with since he was a child. With experience as a coach and high level athlete, he has lived in several countries and has been able to pass on his knowledge to several nations, including being a Jiu Jitsu and Self Defense coach for the army in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, hired by Sheikh Zayed. He has also taught in countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Brazil and the United States. He currently has a gym and a social project in Brazil where he helps young people get off of drugs. Luiz has awarded more than 10 Black Belts and has won hundreds of medals and belts over the years. Luiz and his wife, Crystal have two daughters, Duda (9) & Nina (newborn) and live in Oklahoma City.

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Keilan Dodson

Owner

Kids Instructor

Assistant Instructor

Purple Belt

 

Keilan, an Oklahoma City native, is the owner of Culture BJJ along with his wife Nikki, an assistant instructor and the Head Gi Coach for the Culture Kids program. He began training Jiu Jitsu in March 2019 and was awarded his Blue Belt in September 2020 after a year and a half of training. Shortly after receiving his Blue Belt Keilan started coaching and hasn't stopped. He prides himself on being a positive influence in the lives of others both on and off the mats and his passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and coaching led him to open Culture BJJ in July 2022. In December 2023 Keilan received his Purple Belt from Professor Luiz Rodrigues. Keilan and his wife Nikki have two girls, Kyliee and Kaitlyn and reside in Mustang.

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Jake Walton

Kids Instructor

Assistant Instructor

Purple Belt

Jake, a Ponca City native, is an assistant instructor for Culture BJJ and Head NoGi Coach for the Culture Kids Program. A Judo Brown Belt, Jake has been training Martial Arts for more than 6 years and training Jiu Jitsu for 4. Jake was awarded his Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2021 by Professor Jake Fox of Fox Fitness & BJJ/Aforce BJJ in Wichita, KS. Jake is always eager to learn and share knowledge and received his Purple Belt from Professor Luiz Rodrigues in December 2023. Jake and his wife Caitlyn have two children, Jackson and Layla who both train and reside in Yukon.

Gabriel Arcaina

Assistant Instructor

Purple Belt

Gabriel, a San Francisco, CA native is an assistant instructor for Culture BJJ. Gabe has been training Martial Arts for 29 years and received his Black Belt in Taekwondo and Karate at a young age and has competed at the Olympic level of Taekwondo and competed in many amateur Muay Thai matches. Gabe started training Jiu Jitsu in 2010 and in 2016 received his Blue Belt from Professor Aaron Stephens under Helio Soneca. He’s traveled all over the world due to his miliary background, learning and coaching at different academies. Gabe has competed in Jiu Jitsu tournaments and took first place in the Blue Belt division at IBJJF Maryland and Florida in 2018. Dedicated to Martial Arts, he joined Culture BJJ to grow and share his passion. December 2023, Gabe received his Purple Belt from Professor Luiz Rodrigues.

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Ryan Sheley

Kids Instructor

Blue Belt

Ryan, originally from Cortez, Colorado is the Head Instructor for the "littles" in the Culture Kids Program. He began his Jiu Jitsu journey in 2021 after having wrestled for several years prior. Ryan loves coaching the kids and has been a huge asset to Culture, both on and off the mats. Ryan received his Blue Belt from Professor Luiz Rodriguez in December 2023. Ryan and his wife Tracie, who also trains have been married for 17 years and have three children, Ailiyah, Ben and Jude all of whom train. 

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Jason Davis

Kids Instructor

Purple Belt

Jason Davis is an Instructor the the Culture Kids program. Jason was born and raised in Mustang, OK and graduated from Mustang High School in 2003. Five days after graduation he joined the United States Air Force as a Security Forces member guarding nuclear weapons at Kirtland Air Force Base. Jason then deployed to Iraq in 2004 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and was lastly stationed in Osan, Republic of Korea. In 2006 he would have the first and second of his three brain surgeries, ending his military career. After the military Jason received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Oklahoma in 2011, and his Master’s in Aerospace Administration and Logistics from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2015. 

 

Jason started training Jiu Jitsu in 2018 to spend time with his oldest son. He was promoted to Blue Belt in 2020 and most recently was awarded his Purple Belt by Professor Luiz Rodrigues in July 2024. Jason has coached youth soccer, baseball, football and BJJ. He believes strongly in community and positivity. Jason is easily the loudest on the mat and believes that everyone deserves to have a positive experience while learning. It is important to note as you embark on this journey of Jiu Jitsu or any other life experience you are going to have ups and downs, and that's ok. Enjoy the ups and learn through the downs never wasting a moment. Jason and his wife Jessica have two boys, Collin and Elliott, and reside in Yukon.

“If BJJ was easy everyone would do it”

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Mike Dawson

Assistant Kids Instructor (Littles)

Blue Belt

Mike is an Assistant Kids Instructor for the "Littles" in the Culture Kids Program. Born and raised in Mustang, Mike graduated from Mustang High School in 2015. He began his Jiu Jitsu journey in August 2022 shortly after Culture opened and has been helping with the kids program since March 2023. He has shown a passion for helping with the littles and coaching and continues to learn on a daily basis. Most recently, Mike was awarded his Blue Belt in July 2024 by Professor Luiz Rodrigues. Mike and his wife Jasmin welcomed their first daughter Charlotte to the world in June of 2023 and live in Yukon.

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