Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructors & Lineage
Limitless BJJ: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Lineage Chart
Limitless BJJ Head Instructor & Founder
Professor Robby Malof
About Black Belt Instructor Robby Malof: BJJ History & Bio
Robby Malof is the BJJ Program Director and owner of Limitless BJJ & Fitness.
He is a BJJ Black Belt under 3x 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robby Malof’s Grappling Accomplishments
- 37x IBJJF Medalist
- 19x NAGA Champion
- 7x Chicago Open Champion
- 2x Newbreed Champion
- Battle In The South Light Weight MMA Champion
- ADCC Israel Champion
- Spatola Wrestling Classic 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
- 6-0 MMA Fighter
- 5-0 Boxer
- 3-0 Kickboxer
- Limitless BJJ & Fitness Owner
Coach Daryl Tate
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
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Italo Lins’s BJJ & Martial Arts Training Background
BJJ Black Belt – 2nd Degree
Italo Lins was born on the 21st of October, 1988 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Though he dwelled with “Capoeira” (another Brazilian martial art) for a few years, it was in jiu jitsu that Italo Lins found his calling. He started training BJJ after an invitation from a few friends who already practised the sport, he was 13 when he had his first class with master Carlos Santana, a coach who was also responsible for the introduction of multiple time world champion Bruno Malfacine to Jiu Jitsu.
Carlos Santana’s gym was a Fadda’s linage(jiujitsu pioneer) affiliate and under the teachings of Santana, Italo went through the ranks from white to brown belt. As he reached brown level, Italo Lins decided to switch to the main GFT (Grappling Fight Team) camp where he met Master Julio Cesar Pereira, becoming one of the main competitors at the team’s roster. It was Julio Cesar that awarded Italo Lins his black belt in 2010.
Italo lins has experience organizing/referring Brazilian Jiujitsu tournaments in Brazil, USA and Asia.
Italo Lins is a professional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor in the black belt division, having been taught by MasterJulio Cesar – leader and founder of the Grappling Fight Team. Lins is part of a very talented generation of fighters from the GFT camp of which Vinicius Marinho, Igor Silva, Rodolfo Vieira, Jake Mackenzie and many more.
Spoken & Written Languages
Italo is fluent in both spoken & written:
Physical education degree (incomplete) at University GAMA FILHO and Celsio Lisboa.
Important BJJ Titles & Accomplishments
- Las Vegas Open Champion (2011) IBJJF
- NY Open Champion (2011, 2012) IBJJF
- Dallas Open Champion (2013) IBJJF
- London Open No Gi Champion (2014) IBJJF
- Rome Open Champion (2015) IBJJF
- Brazilian National Teams Champion (5x) IBJJF/CBJJ
- Philippines open champion (2015 BJJFP)
- World Cup Champion (2010 CBJJO)
- Pan American Champion (2012 CBJJO)
- WJJPC Trials Champion (2014)
- NAGA Champion (2011)
- Mercosul Cup Champion (2010, 2014)
- Rio Open Champion (2010)
- North-Northeast Interstate Champion (2010)
- European No Gi 2nd Place (2015)
- Copa da Malasia champion (2015)
- EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IBJJF second place(2016)
- WORLDS CHAMPIONSHIP CBJJD second place(2016)
- PAN ASIA CHAMPION (2016)
- UAEJJF ABUDHABI GRAND SLAM LONDON CHAMPION (2017)
- IBJJF MANILA OPEN CHAMPION(2017)
Thamires’s BJJ & Martial Arts Training Background
BJJ Black Belt
Thamires Aquino is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Master Júlio César Pereira and one of the top female competitors of her generation. Competing for GF Team (GFT) Aquino earned important titles in the sport’s international circuit, including at the IBJJF World Championship, CBJJ Brazilian Nationals and UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour – Rio de Janeiro.
Thamires Aquino was born on September 6, 1994 in São Paulo – Brazil. At the age of 11 Thamires was introduced to capoeira, a Brazilian martial art specialised in kicking, which Aquino did for a few years. As a 14 year old, she started visiting her mom’s gym, where there were also jiu jitsu classes. This was the first time Thamires had access to grappling.
Interested in finding what jiu jitsu was about, Thamires decided to do a trial class and immediately felt ‘at home’ on the mats. Her first coach at this academy was André Ricardo da Silva, commonly known by the jiu jitsu community as “Garapa”.
André “Garapa” awarded Aquino her blue belt, it was at this belt that Thamires first dipped her toes in the competitive jiu jitsu circuit. She mentioned in an interview to BJJ Heroes on December 2016:
“I always trained hard, and as a blue belt when I competed for the first time I lost. I was really affected by this, but at the same time it instilled in me the desire to train even harder and overcome myself so I wouldn’t lose or feel that way again”.
Indeed Thamires’s talent started to rise from there onward, and for that reason she required a more competitive training environment to fully develop her potential. She then moved to Cia Paulista‘s headquarters, training under Max Trombini (Garapa’s head coach), and it would be Max who awarded Thamires her purple belt.
As a purple belt Thamires sought an even stronger team, moving to Rio de Janeiro to train at GF Team‘s headquarters in Meyer. It was at GFT that Aquino earned both her brown belt (June 3, 2015) and black belt (june 6, 2016).
As soon as she earned her black belt, Thamires hit the ground running, winning two important titles in her first 6 months of black belt: The South American Championship and the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Rio de Janeiro.
Major BJJ Achievements & Titles (Black Belt):
- CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2017)
- CBJJ South American Champion (2016)
- IBJJF Rio Fall International Open Champion (2017)
- UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour – Rio Champion (2016)
- UAEJJF Bento Gonçalves Int. Pro Champion (2017)
- IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2018/2017)
- IBJJF European Open 3rd Place (2017)
- UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro 3rd Place (2017)
Main Achievements (Colored Belts):
- IBJJF World Champion (2016 brown, 2015 purple)
- CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2016 brown, 2015 purple, 2013 blue)
- CBJJ South American Champion (2015 purple)
- CBJJ Brazilian National Team’s Champion (2015 purple)
- IBJJF Rio International Open Champion (2014 purple)
- IBJJF São Paulo International Open Champion (2012/2013 blue)
- IBJJF São Paulo International Open Runner-up (2014 purple)
- Brazilian National Championship 3rd Place (2014 purple)
- IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro 3rd Place (2014 purple)
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!
Peter’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training History
BJJ Black Belt
Peter started training in 2009 in Dallas, Texas, under Brandon Quick.
In 2011, he moved to San Antonio to attend the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) where he instructed Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on-campus from 2012-2016.
During his time at UTSA, he also trained off-campus at Pinnacle Martial Arts (head black belt, Robert Brown) and later at Ohana Academy (head black belt, Bruno Alves).
During his time at Ohana (another GFTeam affiliate), Peter trained under black belts Adeildo Jose Junior Show, Gleidson “Poney” Cutis, and Jason Yerrington.
After completing his studies at UTSA, Peter and his wife moved to Cincinnati in 2016, where he is pursuing a PhD. in criminal justice at the University of Cincinnati. Peter began training at Limitless BJJ immediately after moving to Cincinnati and has enjoyed being a part of the Limitless team.
Peter received his Black Belt from Robby Malof on the same day as Bill Daria, December 1st, 2018, becoming Professor Malof’s 2nd Black Belt student promotion.
Peter’s BJJ Promotion History
Blue Belt: Brandon Quick, 2010
Purple Belt: Brandon Quick, 2013
Brown Belt: Adeildo Jose Junior Show, 2016
Black Belt: Robby Malof, 2018
Peter’s Teaching Philosophy
Peter teaches beginners and advanced classes and focuses on the concepts behind techniques and positions. His classes are fast-paced, but with an emphasis on precise, methodical drilling.
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’s BJJ & Martial Arts Training History
BJJ Purple Belt
Bio coming soon…
Kids BJJ Instructor
Ryan’s BJJ & Martial Arts Training History
BJJ Blue Belt
Bio coming soon…
Kids BJJ Instructor
Shannon’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Martial Arts Training History
BJJ Blue Belt
Shannon Maloney is a juvenile blue belt under Professor Robby Malof. She started training Brazilian jiu jitsu as a 14 year old in 2016, and received her blue belt as a 16 year old in June of 2018. She started jiu jitsu with only a fitness mind set but it quickly changed into her passion.
Shannon co-teaches the limitless kids classes along with coach Michael.
She is an avid competitor and loves supporting the limitless family at tournaments. She considers professor Robby Malof to be one of her biggest inspirations and mentors and a great friend.
Shannon is focused on graduating high school and going for a fine arts scholarship.
She has grown up on the west side of Cincinnati and is well acquainted with the area. She feels very blessed to have found jiu jitsu and to have the opportunity to train with the amazing coaches and members!