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Adult Instructors

Who We Are

Clay Mayfield

OWNER/HEAD INSTRUCTOR

-BJJ Black Belt-

-Judo Coach under Travis Stevens-

-IBJJF Pans Bronze Medalist  (2x)-

-IBJJF German National Champion-

Clay's Bio

Clay began training Jiu-Jitsu in 2008, under the legendary Royce Gracie.  At age 18 he began teaching full-time, and in 2017 he joined the world-renowned Pedigo Submission Fighting team.  

He was ranked #1 in the World at IBJJF Brown Belt Middlweight (Gi & NoGi) before being promoted by Heath Pedigo in October 2021 –  and is currently one of the most active Adult Black Belt competitors representing the USA on the world circuit.  

“I believe very strongly in leading by example – I’m an Athlete first, and a Coach secondly.  As an Athlete – I try to be the hardest-working person on the mats every single day.   Champions are forged in the training room – long before “game day” – with consistency, discipline, sweat and blood … the podium just makes it official. 

As a Coach –  I understand that not everyone will want to be a World Champion, or lose weight, or gain confidence – although those are all common goals for our students. We are all on a journey to improve in SOME way though – and my goal is simply to help every person who walks through the doors to become a better version of themselves! 

Blake Brown

ADULT COACH

-BJJ Blue Belt-

-IBJJF Blue Belt World Champion-

-Indiana State Finalist (Freestyle)-

-Wrestling Coach-

Blake's Bio

Blake Brown wrestled through high school in Indiana, where he took 2nd Place at Freestyle State Championships.   After graduating college, his cousin (a Lucas Leite black belt) encouraged him to start Jiu-Jitsu.  

Blake picked up BJJ quickly, and won the IBJJF World Championships at Super-Heavyweight Blue Belt in 2022.   He is currently the #1 Ranked Blue Belt in the world.  

Blake trains & coaches at Triangle Academy 5-6 days/week, and is an assistant wrestling coach at Father Ryan High School.  “My goal as a Coach is to challenge students to grow as athletes and as people – specifically through goal-setting and self-reflection.”

Zach Heath

ADULT COACH

-BJJ Blue Belt-

-IBJJF Pans Champion-

-IBJJF US National Silver Medalist-

Zach's Bio

Zach Heath first began Jiu-Jitsu in college in 2018, and joined the Pedigo Submission Fighting team in 2020.  

He applied a relentless work ethic to his training, and won the IBJJF Pans in 2021, without having a single point scored against him –  becoming Triangle Academy’s first ever Blue Belt.  

For almost two years, Zach was the Head Coach of our Kids Jiu-Jitsu Program, before moving his focus to our Adult Classes 

“My favorite part of Jiu-Jitsu is constantly improving my knowledge base, and getting the opportunity to watch the same process occur in others through coaching!”