Professor Toney Waldecker (4th degree black belt) is an alumni Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / MMA instructor of the Calvert MMA Academy – Relson Gracie Maryland Training Academy. Toney Waldecker, along with Matt Almborg and Jim Thrift are the three original coaches of the Calvert MMA Academy. Toney Waldecker currently is the Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach for the MMA team at Kaizen MMA in Virginia. Professor Toney Waldecker also teaches Wednesday evenings at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Maryland in Clarksville, MD. Toney Waldecker began studying Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in the mid nineties and was promoted to Black Belt in April of 2008. Toney Waldecker has a long history of grappling competition wins to his name, including a 1998 Sambo Nationals Bronze, 1999 Sambo Nationals Gold, 2003 Budweiser Jiu-Jitsu World Cup shared Gold Medal with fellow teammate, 2001 Gracie Nationals Silver, and 2004 Arnold Gracie World Submission Championships Gold (Purple Open). In 2005, Toney Waldecker took silver at the Gracie Nationals as a brown belt in the open division. Recently, Toney Waldecker stepped up to the pro ranks and he currently holds a 2-0 record.In a professional Muay Thai fight in Thailand, Toney won with an impressive knock-out victory.In his MMA match, Toney submitted his opponent 45 seconds into the first round. Professor Toney Waldecker is a veteran of the USMC and is a certified level 2 Army combatives instructor.