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Chad Lyman, Martial Arts Instructor

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Chad Lyman

While Chad may not be known for much on the BJJ tournament scene, that does not take anything away from his knowledge and teaching. Chad has been active duty police officer for 20 years teaching and training combatives since the beginning and always supplementing his LEO training with Jiu Jitsu and MMA.

  • Head Coach at Excel Defense Studio
  • Black Belt Instructor at Xtreme Couture
  • Coach for Gracie Humita Las Vegas Competition Team
  • Director of Combatives for Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts Team
  • Lead Instructor and primary curriculum developer for PFC’s Code 4 Concepts Courses
  • Instructor for PFC’s weapons, tactics and protective services courses
  • Field Training Officer LVPD
  • Mobile Crimes Saturation Team (anti-terrorism) LVMPD-Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept.
  • LVMPD SWAT operator
  • Currently assigned to the training division as part of the Advanced Officer Skills Training (AOST) team
  • Multiple law enforcement user and instructor certifications including FTO, firearms, active shooter, riot/civil unrest, and advanced defensive tactics instructor
  • Inducted in the Masters Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2012
  • Director on the Las Vegas Police Protective Association Executive Board


Chad has been instruction Law Enforcement Officers on weapons and combatives training for close to 20 years. He has also been teaching and coaching Jiu-Jistu and MMA since around 2006 including some head coach positions, completion team coaching, and currently teaches Jiu Jitsu at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas. On top of that, Chad has many instructionals with Funker Tactical and Aperture Fight Focus, and some DVD instructionals right here on BJJ Fanatics


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