“Discipline and consistency. I owe these two factors all have attained in my life. Things have never happened overnight. Results have appeared as a consequence of decades long toil. It is necessary to persist.”

-Master Carlos Gracie 


“There is no losing in jiu jitsu. You either win or you learn.”

- Carlson Gracie, Sr.


”If you can not win, make the enemy pay a steep price for victory”

- Carlson Gracie, Sr. 


"A real jiu-jitsu fighter does not go around beating people down. Our defense is made to neutralize aggression. "
-Helio Gracie













       Our Instructor

Vincent Tabscott is an assistant instructor for the adult program at Valhalla and has been the Director and Head instructor of the kids' program since its creation in early 2014. 


He began BJJ training in 2003 and has trained exclusively at Valhalla since the school was founded in 2010. He is a black belt under Dr.Brian Jones.  

Vince takes on the alter-ego of mild-mannered sous chef by day, but under that chef coat hides his true identity: Samurai-Ninja-Berserker Man. He  developed his extraordinary patience to teach children by being married a really long time and raising two children of his own. When not cooking or teaching BJJ, Vince enjoys spending time on the firing range, plunking on the bass guitar, drawing, drinking beer  and telling cleverly awful dad jokes.


Special thanks and gratitude to Clay Clement, David Farris, James Escaloni and my instructor and mentor, Brian Jones for investing their time, talents and friendship in me~ 

Vincent  Tabscott







"Teach with authority, lead with humility
and guide with compassion."