Bobby started his Jiu-Jitsu training in January of 2003 with the Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network of Jacksonville – JAXBJJ. There, Bobby was able to train under long time instructors Larry Shealy, Jon Burke, Charles DosAnjos and Steve Hall.
In January 2005, Bobby started teaching Gracie Jiu-Jitsu at Five Star Martial Arts in Jacksonville, FL. He stayed there until 2007 when he moved to the Philippines and started Gracie Cebu. After 7 months in the Philippines, Bobby returned back to the U.S. where he headed the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu program at World Martial Arts in Jacksonville, FL.
In 2009 Bobby setup the Royce Gracie Southeast Asia Tour for Royce. The tour went to several schools in the Philippines and Thailand and was well received. In 2010, Bobby managed another Asia tour for Royce and added on Singapore and Taiwan. In 2012 Bobby setup the Royce Gracie European Tour which visited 8 countries in Europe. Royce and Bobby spent 2 weeks traveling to different cities throughout Europe and the seminars were also well received.
In April 2011, Bobby opened Xequemate BJJ. In October 2011, Bobby was awarded his brown belt from Royce Gracie. In April 2014, Bobby was awarded his black belt from Master Luiz Palhares.
Bobby is an avid competitor, has fought MMA and competed in numerous Jiu-Jitsu competitions. Some of Bobby’s accomplishments include:
2017 – IBJJF Zurich International Open – 2nd place black belt masters III
2017 – IBJJF Zurich International Open – 3rd place no-gi black belt masters III
2016 – Newbreed Ultimate Challenge – 2nd place brown/black absolute
2015 – The Good Fight – black belt exhibition match champion
2014 – Received Black Belt from Master Luiz Palhares
2014 – Jax BJJ Grand Prix – 1st place brown/black absolute
2014 – Newbreed Ultimate Challenge – 1st place heavyweight advanced no-gi
2014 – Newbreed Ultimate Challenge – 2nd place brown belt absolute
2013 – Sunshine State BJJ Grand Prix – 1st place brown belt executive
2013 – NAGA Georgia – 2nd place brown/black adult heavyweight
2013 – NAGA Georgia – 2nd place executive
2013 – Victor Huber Cup – 1st place brown belt adult
2013 – Torque Grappling Games – 1st place brown/black belt adult
2013 – Jacksonville BJJ Open – 1st place brown belt adult
2012 – Sunshine State Open – 2nd place brown belt adult
2011 – Received brown belt from Royce Gracie
2009 – NAGA Southeast Grappling Championship – 1st place no-gi advanced adult
2009 – NAGA Southeast Grappling Championship – 2nd place purple belt adult
2008 – NAGA West Palm Beach – 1st place purple belt adult
2008 – NAGA West Palm Beach – 1st place no-gi advanced adult
2007 – Received purple belt from Royce Gracie
2006 – NAGA Georgia – 2nd place blue belt adult
2004 – NAGA US Nationals – 3rd place blue/purple/brown adult
2003 – Received blue belt from Royce Gracie
2003 – NAGA World Championship – competitor (won first 3 matches)
2003 – Pan Ams – competed in blue belt division as a white belt
2003 – NAGA Pro Ams – 1st place white belt adult
2003 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. Grappling Classic – competitor