GREG THOMPSON is a 4th degree Black Belt
In 2004 UFC legend, Royce Gracie gave out his first Black Belts to Greg and four other students at Greg’s
Mixed Martial Arts School – Team R.O.C.
Greg has been training Special Operations Units since 1998 and had trained with Royce since the early 90’s. Team R.O.C. is known for training some
of the top No Holds Barred (NHB) fighters on the East Coast. Tap Out Magazine has ranked Team
R.O.C. the number one MMA School in North Carolina. They have participated in many high level
competitions some of which include the Ultimate Fighter Championship (UFC), The Ultimate Fighter
(TUF), K-1, HDnet, Rumble on the Rock, King of the Cage. Greg also is a certified instructor Kru in
Muay Thai with Black Belts in several other systems.
Greg's other achievements are: 2003 NAGA World Champion Advanced Division, Triangle
Grappling and Guererros Gauntlet Superfight Champion, 2000 Pan-Ams Silver Medalist, Gracie
National 200-210 lbs Champion.
He is the author of H2H Combatives. This book illustrates, striking, clinching, weapon offense and
defense, weapon transition and retention into and over objects. In July 2019 Greg was mentioned in an
article by MMAworldreport.com called “The Innovators: Five people who are changing Martial Arts”.
In January 2021 Greg was also featured in Retired Navy Seal and NSA agent Clint Emerson’s Book 101
Deadly Skills Combat edition as one of the top Combative Instructors in the World.