Professor Alan Shebaro
Professor Shebaro earned his Black Belt from Carlos Machado in 2004 and is currently ranked as a 3rd degree Black Belt under Professor Chris Haueter. He was 1 of only 4 Black Belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the U.S. Army and is the first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt in Special Forces Regiment. Most importantly, Professor Shebaro has trained a broad spectrum of operators during his deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. These operators included U.S. Army Special Forces from all Groups (Active Duty and National Guard), U.S. Army Rangers, U.S. Navy SEALs, U.S. Air Force Special Operations, Tactical Air Control Party (TACPs), Combat Controllers (CCTs), and U.S. Marine Force Recon. The curriculum covers various close quarters combat techniques including Special Operations Close Quarters Combatives (SOCQC) and Emergency Reaction Training (ERT) specifically tailored for combat and life threatening situations. Professor Shebaro led John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School Combatives (JFKSWCS) Team to take 1st place in the 2006 All Army Combatives Tournament in Ft. Benning Georgia. He served as the Team Captain of the 12-member team. Professor Shebaro hand selected team members then trained and coached them in multiple levels of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling, Wrestling, Judo, Pancrase Fighting, and Mixed Martial Arts fighting. Coach Shebaro also trained both SFARTAEC and 82nd Airborne Division Chief Combatives Instructors to refine Training, Tactics, and Procedures (TTP’s) in the areas of restraint and control techniques, competitive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Submission Wrestling. Alan Shebaro has spent a great deal of time training members of the greater Dallas, Ft. Worth area’s Law Enforcement professionals as well as the FBI Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) and Federal Law Enforcement in Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics (LEDT).
Professor Shebaro since leaving the military has returned to Texas and has turned his attention to training and producing top athletes of all ages and backgrounds as young as 5 years old to 50 in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Wrestling. Producing the highest caliber athletes for both Competitive and Self Defense. Not only is Professor Shebaro still actively competing in National and International Competitions but the training that makes him a major competitor is passed down to his athletes so that the athletes can consistently evolve and receive the best training possible.
Professor Alan Shebaro started Olympic Weightlifting in April 2012 to develop explosive strength to cross train for Jiu Jitsu. It did not take long to develop a passion for the sport, and within 4 months, he began competing. With under a year of training, Coach Alan Shebaro placed 2nd at the 2012 USAW Masters American Open and set 2 State records for Clean & Jerk and Total at the 2013 USAW Texas State Championships.
Some his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions include:
~1st Place 1998 Go-Shibata Judo
~3rd Place 2000 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Pan-Am Championships, Blue Belt Middle-Heavy
~3rd Place 2001 Gracie International (Light-Heavy)
~2nd Place 2001 Gracie International (Open-weight)
~2nd Place 2003 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Pan-Am Championships, Brown Belt, Heavyweight Division
~1st Place 2003 Gracie Arnold World Championships
~2nd Place 2004 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Pan-Am Championships, Brown Belt Super-Heavy Division
~Winner of the 2009 Budweiser Cup Super Fight vs. Roberto Nery
~1st Place 2011 Fight To Win EUROPA No-Gi Advanced (Light-Heavy)
~1st Place 2011 Fight To Win EUROPA Gi Black Belt (Light-Heavy)
~1st Place 2011 Lone Star State Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships, Black Belt Absolute Division
~2nd Place 2012 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Houston Open, Black Belt Absolute Division
~3rd Place 2012 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Masters World Championships, Black Belt Super-Heavy Division
~1st Place 2013 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Houston Open, Black Belt Super-Heavy Division
~2nd Place 2013 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Houston Open, Black Belt Absolute Division
~2nd Place 2013 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Pan-Am Championships, Black Belt Super-Heavy Division
~1st Place 2013 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Championships Miami Open, Black Belt Super-Heavy Division
~1st Place 2014 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Championships Houston Open, Black Belt Absolute Division
~1st Place 2014 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Championships Chicago Summer Open, Black Belt Super Heavy Division
~1st Place 2014 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Championships Chicago Summer Open, Black Belt Absolute Division
~1st Place 2015 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Championships Las Vegas Spring Open, Black Belt Super Heavy Division
~1st Place 2015 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Championships Boston Open, Black Belt Ultra Heavy Division
~1st Place 2015 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Championships Boston Open, Black Belt Absolute Division
~1st Place 2015 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Championships Atlanta Summer Open, Black Belt Super Heavy Division
~1st Place 2015 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Championships Atlanta Summer Open, Black Belt Absolute Division
~2nd Place 2016 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Championships European Championships (Lisbon, Portugal), Black Belt Super Heavy Division
~3rd Place 2016 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Championships Pan Championships, Black Belt Super Heavy Division
~Winner 2016 Fight To Win Pro 6, Co-Main Event Black Belt Super Fight vs Bruno Bastos
~Winner 2016 Fight To Win Pro 17, Black Belt Super Fight vs Raul Jimenez
~1st Place 2017 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Championships Masters International Championships (Barcelona, Spain), Black Belt Super Heavy Division
Coach Matt Little
Matt Little began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey in 2008 and received his black belt under JD Shelley in June of 2015. Between the years of 2008 and 2015 Matt has successfully placed in 15 tournaments, including IBJJF, AGF, NAGA to name a few both in gi and nogi formats. Matt Little joined Tier 1 in June of 2016 under the tutelage of Head Instructor Alan Shebaro. Since that time he has become an instructor for children and adults ranging in ages from 5 - 50 years of age. Matt is a student of the art and enjoys pursuing new knowledge and techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, and Judo on and off the mats. He continually focuses on evolving into a better, diversified grappler. By doing so he strives to improve personally as a student/competitor and as a instructor. Coach Matt has been teaching kids and adults for seven years and brings both experience as a competitor and a coach to Tier 1.
Coach Little's Competitions include:
2008 TXBJJ (Summer) Adult Nogi beginner <149 - Gold
2008 NAGA Adult Nogi < 149 beginner - Bronze
2008 NAGA Master White belt Gi <154 - Gold
2008 Community Roll Call Adult White belt <154 - Gold
2009 TXBJJ (Fall) Nogi Intermediate - Bronze
2009 TXBJJ (Winter) Adult White belt Gi - Silver
2009 Battle of H-Town Adult Intermediate Nogi - Silver
2009 Star JJ (Summer) Adult White belt Gi - Silver
2011 Newaza Adult Blue belt Gi <154 - Silver
2011 Newaza Adult Nogi Intermediate <149 - Silver
2011 Star JJ (Fall) Adult Blue belt Gi <154 - Gold
2011 Star JJ (Fall) Adult Nogi Intermediate <149 - Gold
2011 AGF Fall Classic Adult Blue Nogi <149 - Gold
2013 AGF Winter Classic Adult Purple belt Gi <154 Silver
2013 AGF Winter Classic Adult Nogi Advanced <149 Bronze
2013 IBJJF Houston Open Purple Sr. 1 Lightweight - Silver
2013 IBJJF Dallas Open Purple Sr. 1 Feather - Gold
2014 IBJJF Dallas Open Brown Sr. 1 Feather - Gold
2015 Reilly Bodycomb In-House Submission Only (Spring, TX) - Bronze
Coach Misty McMillan
Misty McMillan earned her Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt from Professor Joseph Shelley in 2015. She is the first and only female blackbelt under Shelley. Misty currently trains Gi under Professor Alan Shebaro.
Misty began her martial arts training taking a college elective in 1995 studying Shootfighting. By the end of 1996, she won the American Grappling Association’s AZ state champion award. After several years of competing and finishing her Bachelor's Degree, Misty took some time off of the sport to start her family. She continued to train and compete on and off over the years until she dedicated herself to Jiu Jitsu full time in 2007.
Over the past 20 years, Misty has spearheaded several community outreaches including women's self-defense, children anti-bullying, and Jiu Jitsu seminars. She has taught both adult and children's classes and has trained with world champions thru out her martial arts career.
Misty has competed in several Texas tournaments and include:
-1st Place 2010 Women's Grappling Championships Dallas NoGi Adult division
-1st Place 2010 Women's Grappling Championships Dallas Whitebelt division
-2nd Place 2011 Europa Championships Dallas NoGi Blue adult division (Med-Heavy div)
-2nd Place 2011 Europa Championships Dallas Bluebelt adult division (Med-Heavy div)
-2nd Place 2011 IBJJF Dallas Bluebelt adult division (Med-Heavy Div)
-1st Place 2012 IBJJF Dallas Open Bluebelt Master division (Open Div)
-1st Place 2012 IBJJF Dallas Open Bluebelt Master division (Med Div)
-1st Place 2013 IBJJF Houston Open Bluebelt Master division (Med-Heavy Div)
-2nd Place 2013 IBJJF Houston OPEN Bluebelt Master division (Open Div)
-2nd Place 2013 IBJJF Dallas Open Bluebelt Master division (Med Div)
Coach Joey Bozik
Coach Joey was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. After graduating from high school in 1996 Coach Joey was stationed at Ft Bragg, NC, home of the 82nd Airborne Division and U.S. Army Special Forces. After serving for over six years Joey was severely injured in Iraq in 2004. Post injury Coach Joey went back to school earning his B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina in 2014. In 2014 Coach Joey moved to Dallas, TX where he began his training at Tier 1 Training Facility. Since moving to Texas Coach Joey found employment with the Department of Homeland Security as a computer forensics analyst in the child exploitation division
Joey began training with Professor Alan Shebaro in private lessons and then switched to group class in November of 2014. Coach Joey earned his blue belt in October of 2016. Shortly after gaining his blue belt Coach Joey began helping in kid’s class where he assists head coaches Matt Little and Alan Shebaro.
Coach Joey is the President of the non-profit, We Defy Foundation out of Mckinney, Texas. WDF provides combat, disabled veterans one-year scholarships so that they can begin training in jiu-jitsu in order to better improve their overall physical health, mental state, and camaraderie. Coach Joey currently trains and competes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in-between working and raising his children.
- IBJJF Houston Open 2015 (Master 2, White Belt, Middle)
- IBJJF dallas Open 2015 (Master 2, White Belt, Middle)
- IBJJF Hoiston Open 2016 (Master 2, White Belt, Light)
- IBJJF Dallas Open 2016 (Master 2, Blue Belt, Light)
- IBJJF New York Open 2017 (Master 2, Blue Belt, Light)
- IBJJF Austin Open 2017 (Master 2, Blut Belt, Light)
Coach Jonathon Hunter
Starting his martial arts career early in high school wrestling, Jonathon became addicted to all aspects of combat sports. After graduation, Jonathon moved to Arizona and made an immediate transition into the MMA scene back in 2006. After training and competing in the Phoenix Metropolitan area from 2006-2010, Jonathon made a move to Dallas, Texas looking to expand his experience in traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. His Journey brought him to the doorstep of 2x NO-GI World Champion Professor JD Shelley (Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti Black Belt) and Muay Thai Arjan Carlos Moreno (Arjan under Chansadeth "Cheetah" Chanthanao) of Cheetah Muay Thai/AMTA in 2011. Reaching the level of Blue Belt under Professor JD Shelley, Jonathon was looking to expand his knowledge in the art and philosophy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. With the recommendation of Arjan Carlos Moreno, both he and his Muay Thai instructor made the move to train with the 2nd Degree Gracie Black Belt Professor Marcus Neuenshwander (Carlos Gracie Jr. 2nd Degree Black Belt). Jonathon's love grew drastically for the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Training hard over the course of the next 2 years, Jonathon was able to compete in the IBJJF World Championships, advance his way through Purple Belt, and was promoted to Brown Belt in September of 2014. Unfortunate circumstances forced Professor Marcus Neuenshwander back to his home town in Brazil opening a new opportunity for Jonathon to study under Brazilian Professor Pedro Mello (Alexandre de Souza Black Belt). After a short 12 months, Professor Pedro Mello had decided to return to his home town in Brazil. Looking for a new home, Jonathon found his way to Tier 1 Training Facility, studying under head instructor Alan Shebaro, Jonathon was awarded his Black Belt October 30th, 2016. His heartfelt passion for the art and similar goals to that of his Professor, he thrives to compete in the most prestigious tournaments in the world. While Jonathon is not training, he is a full time professional working in the financial industry for the last 11 years.
· FTW Pro – 2016 Competitor
· 3rd Place – 2016 IBJJF Dallas Open – Adult Brown Middle Weight
· 2nd Place – 2015 Grand Prix Grappling – Adult Brown Absolute
· 1st Place – 2015 Grand Prix Grappling – Adult Brown 170LB
· 1st Place – 2014 FTW/WGC Texas State Championship – Adult Purple Belt Absolute.
· 1st Place – 2014 FTW/WGC Texas State Championship – 169.9LB Adult Purple Belt Division.
· 2nd Place – 2014 Matshark Pro – GI Adult Purple Belt – Weight Division and Absolute.
· 2nd Place – 2014 Matshark Pro – Expert NO-GI - Weight Division and Absolute.
· 2nd Place – 2013 FTW Europa Super Show – 169.9LB Adult Purple Belt Division.Article
Coach Carlos Arias
Carlos Arias is a Strength and Conditioning Coach, Best-Selling Author and has been seen on NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX affiliates around the country speaking on nutrition and fitness topics.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2000-2006 as a Force Recon Team Leader and is an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran. He also holds a Bachelors Degree in Sports Administration from the University of Miami and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Business Administration from West Texas A&M.
In the last 17 years of being an Strength & Conditioning Coach, Carlos has helped countless moms, dads, busy business owners, executives, pro-athletes, fitness enthusiasts (and non-enthusiasts), college students, police officers, fire fighters, SWAT officers, U.S. special operations forces, and even senior citizens get into the absolute best shape of their lives, in the least amount of time imaginable, and in the safest, most effective manner possible.
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