Our Instructors
We have exceptional instructors who are dedicated to our school and our students.

Roy Cantu – Owner & Head Instructor – Black Belt with Blue Bar, 1st Dan

Born and raised in Northwest Houston, I started jiu-jitsu not long after its introduction into the US. Always having an interest in athletics and problem solving, jiu-jitsu presented both with a lot more to offer. It wasn’t until I met Mr. Valente that I learned the true meaning of Jiu-Jitsu and what it truly represents which was not just a self-defense martial art, but also a lifestyle. I found something that made me feel alive and energetic. I was working a very stressful job and jiu-jitsu gave me an outlet, gave me tons of energy and made me feel strong and confident. I’m in the best shape of my life and Jiu-Jitsu is my passion. I am also a dedicated family man. I married my high school sweetheart and together we have 2 wonderful children.  Roy, Jr. “R.J” who is a recent honors graduate of Cy-Falls High School and is currently striving to attend nursing school in the Fall and our beautiful daughter, Skylar who is currently a junior at Cy-Falls High School.

Chad Rose – Asst. Instructor – Brown Belt IIII

Chad has been training Jiu-Jitsu for over 10 years now along with 3 ½ years of Muy Thai. He has been training with Roy for almost 8 years now. His daughter, Tatiana is now in the Junior’s BJJ class and his son, Zack is enrolled in the Men’s BJJ class.

Clyde Toval – Asst. Instructor – Brown Belt IIII

Clyde has been a student of Valente Brothers Jiu-Jitsu since 2010.  Mr. Toval received his Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Special Education at the University of Houston.  He’s currently a physical education teacher at Emery Elementary.  We’re so fortunate to have Clyde because besides being an excellent practitioner – our kids love him!  You can definitely tell he teaches elementary education!  Clyde is also recently married and he and his wife, Tara (also a teacher at Birkes Elementary) are expecting their first son!


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Cantu’s Texas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self Defense Academy
8674 Highway 6 N
Houston, Texas 77095

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