1-Up Jiu-Jitsu's Mission

Our mission at 1-Up Jiu-Jitsu/Team Chard West is to provide detailed instruction in Sport Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling, and Self Defense at affordable prices that defy the current state of the market. We believe in the value of training both with and without the gi, as each style contributes to the development of the other. Please contact us for class information. 


Instructor Bio

Paul Bartholet began his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training during the winter of 2003 under the tutelage of Nova União Black Belt Eduardo “Dudu” Barros while attending Kent State University. Dudu promoted Paul to Blue Belt in the fall of 2004 and then to Purple Belt in June of 2006. Additionally, Paul was able to travel to Brazil with Dudu to train with the world-renowned Nova União team and compete in the 2005 Copa do Mundo, and again in 2008 where he spent significant time training with Luta Livre legend Roberto Leitão. After relocating to Lakewood, OH in 2007, Paul began teaching BJJ and submission grappling at the now defunct Full Circle Combat Sports. The break up of FCCS led Paul back to Chris Chard’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Center of Ohio in 2008. He joined the staff of assistant instructors in early 2009, and continues to represent the team today. Chris promoted Paul to Brown Belt in September of 2010. During this period, Paul ran a Team Chard affiliate program in Lakewood, OH at Kick Martial Arts from the summer of 2009 to the early winter of 2011. Chris Chard promoted Paul to Black Belt in July of 2012, making him his first student and the youngest Clevelander to achieve the rank. Paul founded 1-Up Jiu Jitsu in November of 2012.He is currently a 2nd Degree Black Belt.

Career Highlights:

  • 2004 Ohio Pro AM Adult White Belt Welter Weight Champion

  • 2006 Kumite Classic Adult Blue Belt Welter Weight Champion, and 2nd Place Intermediate No Gi

  • 2006 Naga Ohio Adult Purple Belt <170 lbs 3rd Place

  • 2006 Ohio Grappling Challenge 1 Purple Belt Open 2nd Place, No Gi Advanced 155-175 2nd Place

  • 2x Midwest Grappling Open Advanced No Gi 155-170 Champion

  • 2008 Arnold Classic 170-180 No Gi 2nd Place

  • 2008 Michigan BJJ Championship Adult Advanced Absolute No Gi Champion

  • 2009 IBJJF New York International Open Adult Purple Belt Middle Weight 3rd Place

  • 2010 OGC 15 Purple Belt Middle Weight 2nd Place

  • 2012 OGC Ohio State Championship Black Belt Superfight Competitor

  • Coaching and cornering amateur and professional mixed martial arts fighters since 2007


Instructor Bio

Jon Bobel began jiu jitsu in 2003 in Delaware with Alex Lapinsky, an affiliate of Régis Lebre and Team Maxercise of Philadelphia. He was promoted to blue belt in 2005, and moved to Cleveland shortly thereafter. After training with Paul and Team Chard, Jon was promoted to Purple Belt in 2009, and during that time he assisted with teaching duties at Kick Martial Arts in Lakewood, OH. Jon was promoted to Brown Belt in 2012 and Black Belt in 2018. Jon has been teaching alongside Paul at 1-Up Jiu Jitsu since 2016.

Career Highlights:

  • 1st Place Brown Belt - Fuji BJJ Championship Series Akron - 2018

  • 1st Place No Gi Advanced - Fuji BJJ Championship Series Akron - 2018

  • 2nd Place No Gi Advanced - 4th Ohio State BJJ & Submission Grappling Championships - 2012

  • 1st Place No Gi Advanced - Ohio Grappling Challenge - 2012

  • 2nd Place Purple Belt - Ohio Grappling Challenge - 2012

  • 2nd Round Qualifier No Gi Pro Invite - Ohio Grappling Challenge 20 - 2011

  • IBJJF Pan American Jiu Jitsu Championships - Competitor Purple Belt - 2011

  • 1st Place Blue Belt - Ohio Grappling Challenge 10 - 2009

  • 2nd Place No Gi Advanced - Ohio Grappling Challenge 10 - 2009

  • Winner via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) - NAAFS Midwest Combat Challenge 5 - 2008 (1-0 record forever)

  • 2nd Place No Gi Advanced - Ohio Grappling Challenge 6 - 2008

  • 3rd Place Blue Belt - Ohio Grappling Challenge OGC 6 - 2008