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Kyoshi R.A. Cheeseman is a 7th Degree Black Belt and Eight Time National Champion and also holds a Blue Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. He has been serving his country for over 30 years.

He served in the Marine Corps as a Hand to Hand Combat instructor during Desert Storm and Desert Shield, he also served in the Army National Guard as a Riot Baton instructor and Military Police Officer during Noble Eagle, 14 MIC Stinger Missiles operator, 19 Delta Scouts and Army Combative Inst. Kyoshi R. A. Cheeseman is a dedicated instructor and committed to helping others reach their full potential and achieve their personal goals.

Kyoshi R.A. Cheeseman is a 3rd generation student of 10th Dan Hanshi Shugoro Nakazato. He started his training under the tutelage of Sensei A. Hudgins 3rd Dan student of Frank Hargrove 8th Dan before moving to the Hombo Dojo. He now currently trains under the tutelage of Eddie Bethea 8th Dan of the Shorin Ryu Shorinkan and in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu under the tutelage of Ryron and Rener Gracie.

He gives great thanks to his wife, Kimberly L. Cheeseman and to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Cheeseman Sr., who made all of this possible

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  • Leland Hope Sr.
    October 24, 2023 at 9:49 am

    Kyoshi Cheesman is Absolutely the best instructor of Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the Hampton Roads Area. My Grandkids LOVE him! If you are looking for an instructor for you or your kids stop in and i promise, you will be back!
    5 STARS!!!

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