Roman Kilgore, a four stripe Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Carlos Machado, started training BJJ in 1995 at the Carlos Machado Academy. Received his Black belt from Carlos Machado in 2002. Was the previous head instructor for Carlos Machado Academy until he opened his own Academy in Allen, Texas. He is a 28 year veteran police officer and is a defensive tactics instructor, certified FBI defensive tactics instructor as well. Roman teaches seminars around the country at several affiliate BJJ Academies. He has the traditional philosophy of BJJ, technique first, and prides himself in teaching his students a martial arts lifestyle.