Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructors & Lineage

Limitless BJJ: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Lineage Chart

Limitless BJJ: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Lineage

Limitless BJJ Instructors & Staff

Limitless BJJ Instructors & Staff

Limitless BJJ Head Instructor & Founder

Professor Robby Malof

About 1st Degree Black Belt & Professional MMA Fighter Robby Malof: BJJ History & Bio

Peter Tanksley - Limitless BJJ Head Black Belt Instructor & Gym Founder

Robby Malof is the BJJ Program Director and owner of Limitless BJJ & Fitness.

He is a BJJ Black Belt under 4x World Champion Black Belt Vitor Oliveira. He has also trained and competed in all facets of martial arts since 2006! Robby is the most accomplished BJJ practitioner in the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky area. Checkout his accomplishments below!

As a world class competitor, he was formerly ranked #1 at NOGI and #4 at GI Brown Belt Middle Weight in the world. He is now ranked in the top 100 black belts pound for pound in the IBJJF!

With over 500 grappling wins and a myriad of wins at large tournaments, Robby shares a level of experience that only a top BJJ athlete can. He has trained several World and PanAm medalist along with several Undefeated MMA fighters! Whether you are looking at BJJ as a hobby or you want to be a world champion Robby has the skill set and experience to fill that desire.

Robby also carries a huge passion for helping those reach their fitness goals. If Interested in Seminars or Private Lessons in BJJ, Boxing, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Self-Defense, MMA or Strength & Conditioning contact Robby direct at: robbymalof@gmail.com

Robby Malof’s Grappling Accomplishments

  • 40x IBJJF Medalist
  • 20x NAGA Champion
  • 7x Chicago Open Champion
  • 2x Newbreed Champion
  • Battle In The South Light Weight MMA Champion
  • ADCC Israel Champion
  • Spatola Wrestling Classic Champion
  • Austin Open Champion
  • Cincinnati Open Champion
  • Washington DC Open Champion
  • Orlando Open Champion
  • Nashville Open Champion
  • Miami Open Champion
  • Boca Raton Open Champion
  • Dallas Open Champion
  • San Jose Open Champion
  • UAEJJF Los Angles Pro Medalist
  • World NOGI Medalist
  • Top 100 p4p black belt in the world (GI & NOGI)
  • GFTeam Black Belt
  • 2-0 Pro MMA Fighter (1st round finishes)
  • 6-0 Amateur MMA Fighter
  • 5-0 Boxer
  • 3-0 Kickboxer
  • Limitless BJJ & Fitness Owner

Coach Daryl Tate

Muay Thai Instructor

Coach Tate - Limitless BJJ Muay Thai Instructor

Coach Tate’s Muay Thai & Martial Arts Training Background

Kru in Muay Thai

Coach Tate has been a Muay Thai and boxing coach for over 20 years. He holds the rank of Kru (instructor) under the United States Muay Thai Association. He has extensive training in a form of Muay Boran (ancient boxing), called Muay Chao Cherk (bound fist fighting), and Ler Drit (Thai Military Combat), under the tutaledge of Arjarn Kevin Jakub, co-founder of the USMTA.

He has trained many amateur and professional fighters and was the head striking coach for Team Chaos, an MMA team that was founded in Salem, Oregon.

In boxing, Coach Tate’s top pro is the only fighter to knock down Keith “One Time” Thurman; the current WBA Welterweight Champion. This was a huge accomplishment, considering that they took the fight on two days notice.

As an Atlanta Police Officer, his high level fighting and self defense skill enabled him to be a member of the Mayor’s Executive Protection Unit, where he was assigned to protect the Mayor of Atlanta, his family, and visiting dignitaries. As a K-9 Bomb Detection Handler, Coach Tate was part of a federally certified bomb detection and disposal unit that was responsible for all related bomb threats at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

In Oregon, he was the Lieutenant Coordinator for Use of Force and Defensive Tactics at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST, the certifying agency for law enforcement in Oregon), where he was responsible for designing and implementing a combat system for police, corrections, and parole & probation.

Coach Tate holds black belts in:

  • Tae Kwon Do,
  • Tang Soo Do,
  • Wing Chun,
  • Guided Chaos.

For inquiries on private and group training call or email coach Tate direct: 404-451-3432

Email – blitztrainer@gmail.com

Bill Daria

BJJ Instructor

Bill Daria - Limitless BJJ Black Belt Instructor

Bill’s BJJ & Martial Arts Training Background

BJJ Black Belt

Bill started officially training in Jiu Jitsu February of 1998 in Mount Healthy at a Gracie association affiliate.

His first training partners were Josh Rafferty and Rich Franklin.

He then moved on to Middletown,Ohio where he trained with a lot of high level MMA & BJJ athletes like Billy Rush, Maurice Walker, Neil Rowe, Kerry Schall and Mojo Horne.

He received his blue belt in 2003 and received his purple belt in 2008.

In June of 2016 he received his Brown Belt from Vitor Oliveira and Robby Malof under GFTeam.

On December 1st, 2018, Bill received his Black Belt from Robby Malof, as Robby’s and Limitless BJJ’s first promotion to Black Belt — a title he has well earned after 2 decades of top-tier training.

He feels very blessed to have trained with some very high level people over the years such as: Josh Souder, Dan Doerner, Gustavo Machado, Marcus Aurelio, Sean Wilson, Rich Franklin, Matt Brown & many more!

With over a decade of experience Bill has a great understanding of all the basic and fundamental positions of BJJ.

You can catch Bill’s beginner/fundamentals class every Monday & Wednesday 11:30am – 1pm!

Kevin Norman

Beginner’s Muay Thai Instructor

Kevin’s Muay Thai & Martial Arts Training Background

In high school and college Kevin was a wrestler. Throughout his life he had been a power lifter too.

He didn’t start Muay Thai or any martial art until the age of 44.  He started with cardio kickboxing class which quickly became personal Muay Thai training 3-4 days a week for the past 7 years under Kru Tate.

He has focused on learning the older style (non-ring) of the art. During this journey he also incorporated some portions of “Guided Chaos,” specifically the balance and flows.

Recently, He had the privilege of attending an overseas Muay Thai camp to better hone his skills and bring back new ways to teach. Kevin believes that learning Muay Thai is a personalized journey and that each person should be taught the basics to ultimately master the art!

Zack Shelley

BJJ Instructor

Zack’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training History

BJJ Brown Belt

Zack started jiujitsu in 1996 under Rickson Gracie blue belt and navy seal Steven Watkins. Shortly after he trained in Chicago under Carlson Gracie junior eventually moving back to Cincinnati.

Zack has many tournament wins including the 1st annual Gracie national in Torrance California, multiple Tristate Jiujitsu 1st place Medalist,  multiple 1st place Ohio grappling association medalist, buckeye state grappling championship medalist, and many others.

Expect a lot of drilling with a mixture of technique and rolling. Classes focus on everything from fundamentals to some advanced techniques.

Simon Lopez

BJJ Instructor

Simon Lopez - Limitless BJJ Black Belt Instructor

Simon’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training Background

BJJ Purple Belt

Simon began studying the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Robson Moura Nations United (RMNU) association in Florida.

It was there that he was promoted to the rank of purple belt under black belt Lane Andrews at RMNU South Tampa.

He currently teaches BJJ fundamentals and trains with the philosophy that consistency, humility, and a positive attitude are the keys to improving as a martial artist.

Steve Hanes

BJJ Instructor

Steve Hanes - Limitless BJJ Instructor

Steve’s BJJ & Martial Arts Training History

BJJ Purple Belt

Steve helps teach the Kids and Adult Beginners BJJ Classes at Limitless Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Steve started training in July of 2014 at Marra Senki Jiu Jitsu in Panama City, FL under Alberto DaSilva. He trained Muay Thai under Thor Schaffer while in Panama City as well.

He moved back to Cincinnati in March of 2016 and started training at Limitless BJJ immediately.

He had his first MMA fight in August of 2016, winning by triangle choke in the first round.

He’s been a Purple Belt since November, 2018, and is an avid competitor in the local BJJ tournament scene.

Robin Furnish

Beginner’s Muay Thai Instructor

Robin’s Muay Thai & Martial Arts Training Background

Robin has trained Muay Thai under Kru Tate since September 2018.

She has her bachelors in biomedical engineering from Trine university.

She is currently finishing up her masters at UC in pharmaceutical sciences.

Max Cucinotta

Beginner’s Muay Thai Instructor

Max’s Muay Thai & Martial Arts Training Background

Max has been training Muay Thai for over 3 years and is an Army Veteran.

He started at limitless in February 2019 and holds an amateur kickboxing record of 2-0 (1 KO).

Ryan Shiverdecker

BJJ Instructor

Ryan Shiverdecker - Limitless BJJ Instructor

Ryan’s BJJ & Martial Arts Training History

BJJ Purple Belt

Bio coming soon…

Tyler Grote

Kids BJJ Instructor

Tyler Grote - Limitless BJJ Instructor

Tyler’s BJJ & Martial Arts Training History

BJJ Blue Belt

Tyler has been training jiu jitsu for nearly 3.5 years. Prior to joining Limitless, he had no formal training in any combat sports. He has since won several gold and a silver medal at NAGA, multiple gold medals at New Breed (both Gi and No Gi.)

In the past year he’s taught kids jiu jitsu on Saturdays and has trained Muay Thai with Kru Tate. Tyler graduated from Xavier University with an English degree and after years of working in advertising,  launched a new Healthcare Staffing business in Columbus, Ohio.

In his spare time he plays guitar, and listens to the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast.

Zachary Cramer

General Manager

Zachary Cramer - Limitless BJJ Office Manager

BJJ General Manager Contact Info:

Zach is here to help you get more informed about all the programs we have to offer. He is also here to help you with the sign up process and any questions you might have!



Evan Uveges

BJJ Instructor

Evan’s BJJ & Martial Arts Training Background

BJJ Purple Belt

Evan is a purple belt who began training under Professor Robby Malof in 2017.

He teaches the BJJ fundamentals class.

He enjoys training/teaching the technical and strategic aspects of jiu jitsu. Evan graduated from UC with a degree in IT and is also a working musician.

Alex Lynch

Kids BJJ Instructor

Alex’s BJJ & Martial Arts Training Background

BJJ Blue Belt

Alex started training MMA in 2011.

He got his blue belt in 2012.

After taking a brief break he joined Limitless in 2018 where he found his home. Alex formerly ran a kids program before joining Limitless. He is passionate about teaching the next generation of kids at Limitless.

Drew Boschert

Kids BJJ Instructor

Drew’s BJJ & Martial Arts Training Background

BJJ Green Belt

Drew Began training martial arts at age 10. He went through all his BJJ ranks with Professor Malof before assisting with the Kids program.

Drew has a huge passion for BJJ & MMA. He hopes to follow in Professor Malof’s footsteps by teaching full time once he graduates from High School and pursue Martial arts full time.

In his spare time he enjoys playing video games and is an avid competitor in BJJ!

Coach James

BJJ Instructor

James’s BJJ & Martial Arts Training Background

BJJ Blue Belt

Bio coming soon…

Coach Isaiah

BJJ Instructor

Isaiah’s BJJ & Martial Arts Training Background

BJJ Brown Belt

Isaiah is originally from San Diego, he has been training BJJ for over 12 years! He received his brown belt from Alfredo Barum in 2018.

He then moved to Cincinnati to further pursue his masters degree at UC where he’s been training under Professor Malof at Limitless.


Marshall Hatfield

BJJ Instructor

Marshall Hatfield - Limitless BJJ General Manager

Marshall’s BJJ & Martial Arts Training History

BJJ Purple Belt

Bio coming soon…

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