William Vandry certified Black belts




Official Lineage

Jigoro Kano – Count Koma – Carlos Gracie Sr. – Luiz Franco Filho – Helio Gracie – Carlos Gracie Jr.- Carlos Machado – William Vandry

Acknowledged William Vandry/RCJ Machado BJJ black belts under mandatory education of their progress, ethical standards and currently active*

A William Vandry BJJ Black belt has earned not simply a belt, but maintained one.  If a student claims to be a Black belt under Professor Vandry, they must be listed here.  If anyone claiming to be a Vandry BJJ black belt that is not listed here, there are one of three reasons they are not listed:

  • Unethical actions
  • Dismissed or Expelled student
  • Not ranked by Vandry

Lineage tree of William Vandry

Professor William Vandry (5th degree black belt)

Recognized Certified Black belts by recognized ranks

1st Degree Black belt

Ed Aiken (1st degree)

Ted Osburn (1st degree)

Jay Hume (1st degree)

Matt Serfoss (1st degree)

Jesus Armas (1st degree)

Black belts

Ian Haynes (Black belt)

Jeff Anderson (Black belt)

Michael Drabek (Black belt)

Josh Travesio (Black belt)

Jesse Armas (Black belt)



Jonathan Tate

Pat Vanover

Robert Tijerina

Brown Belts

Slade Foster

Elliot Rutledge Row

William Hill

Richard Stephens

Jeremy Leigh

Tony Skaff

Adam Brandl

Elliot O ‘hara

Ben Williams

Chris Davis

Jay Gordon

Patrick McCain

* Currently active.  Standards for acknowledgement are the daily practice of Jiu-jitsu technically and physically, to not practice unethical actions such as bullying, alcoholism, illegal drugs, illegal actions, physical violence such as assaults or sexual assaults, internet stalking or cyberstalking, squatting on other academies or soliciting other school’s students.  Actions such as these are deemed unethical, reject the points above on a practice of Martial arts, the standards originated by Grandmasters Carlos and later Helio Gracie, to Rolls Gracie, to modern day.  If those requirements are not practiced, or an unethical student practices behavioral traits such as solicitation of a fellow association school’s students to self promote, profit in a business manner, cause interference with contracts or prospective contracts, tortious interference, internet defamation, violence, or other unethical standards usage of Vandry Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, William Vandry or all common copyright protection laws associated will not allow usage of those names withour expressed, legal permission.  Any unethical student is not acknowledged as an instructor or if not current in current education of BJJ under VBJJA.

Copyright 2011-2018 All rights reserved. William Vandy. | Custom Wordpress Theme Design