Zach Nottingham is an alumni instructor of Calvert MMA’s – Lineage BJJ’s, Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program. Zach Nottingham began his training at the Calvert MMA Academy at the young age of 13 back in 2007 and was the first person under the age of 18 allowed to join the academy. By the age of 15, Zach Nottingham was tapping out adults twice his age and twice his weight, to include visiting black belts in Southern Maryland from other styles of martial arts, former college athletes, active members of the military and police swat teams. For our academy, young Zach Nottingham was proof that technique could defeat size and strength. Coach Zach Nottingham is a 2012 graduate of Northern High School in Calvert County, earned an associate of arts degree from the College of Southern Maryland and a bachelors of science degree from the University of Maryland College Park. Upon graduation, Coach Zach Nottingham was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy.