Barry Broughton

Barry Broughton

Coaching Category: Fitness

Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness


Dr. Barry Broughton, Ph.D., is a renowned expert in Ju Jitsu and the proud owner of AKT Combatives Academies. With his extensive background in martial arts and years of experience in orthopedics and sports medicine, Grandmaster Barry Broughton, Ph.D., has revolutionized the world of self-defense by creating AKT Combatives-Jujitsu—an all-encompassing, reality-based martial arts system.

During his time in the US Army, Dr. Barry Broughton served as a Combat Medic and a Battalion Medical Officer. He holds black belts in multiple martial arts styles and has earned prestigious honors such as induction into multiple Martial Arts Halls of Fame and the Worldwide Martial Arts Council. With his dedication to the martial arts community, Dr. Broughton has served on the Board of Directors for various martial arts organizations, currently holding the position of Northeast Regional Director for the American Sport Jujitsu League. Notably, his accomplishments have been recognized in The Martial Directory: International Instructors Edition.

As the owner of AKT Combatives Academy, Dr. Broughton oversees several locations across New York State. He also serves as the head coach of Team AKT sport jujitsu team. Driven by his passion for education, he teaches his Self-Defense and AKT Combatives curriculum as Physical Education credit courses at a State University of New York (SUNY) college and conducts seminars nationwide. Dr. Broughton's comprehensive expertise is distilled in his book, "Beyond Self-Defense: AKT Combatives Reality-Based Personal Protection," which offers a concise and accurate exploration of human anatomy, valuable concepts, and effective techniques for real-life self-defense. It serves as a valuable college text and a practical resource for anyone seeking to learn real-world personal protection.

Dr. Broughton's extensive training extends beyond Ju Jitsu, encompassing disciplines such as Modern Army Combatives, Kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do, American Kenpo, Jujitsu, Tai Chi, Wrestling, French-style classical fencing, Combat Knife Fighting Course (by the Pacific Jujitsu Alliance), Escrima Stick Fighting, Close Quarters Combat, and more. His diverse skill set sets him apart as not only a martial arts coach but also an exceptional educator with real-life experience in self-defense.

With a strong following and high regard from his students, Dr. Broughton is highly respected within the martial arts community. Special thanks are extended to Dana Stamos from USA Dojo's ( for recognizing and sharing information about the remarkable achievements of Barry Broughton with Coach Check.

Awards & Certifications

10th Degree Black Belt AKT Combatives-Jujitsu | 2014-06-12

7th Degree Black Belt American Combat Jujitsu | 2005-09-13

5th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor WYYJ | 2001-09-23

Black Sash/ Black Belt Kun Tao Kung fu | 2001-06-26

KAPAP Combatives/Krav Maga Level One Instructor | 2000-09-21

Head Coach/Founder of Team AKT Sport Jujitsu Team | 2000-09-29

Team Coaching Staff – 2019 USA National Gold Medal WCJJO World Championship Jujitsu Team | 2007-09-09

Gold Medal- Team Member/Team Coach – 2019 WCJJO World Champion Jujitsu Demonstration Team | 2011-02-16

Team Coaching Staff – 2017 USA National Gold Medal WCJJO World Championship Jujitsu Team | 2013-09-23

Bestselling Author of Beyond Self-Defense: AKT Combatives Reality-Based Personal Protection (Currently used as a college textbook for Self-Defense credit courses) and Comprehensive Anatomy for Martial Arts | 2022-09-23

Veteran US Army Combat Medic and Battalion Medical Officer | 1999-09-09

Practiced Orthopedics/Sports Medicine & Integrative/Naturopathic Medicine | 2007-02-28

Trained in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); First Aid and CPR Certified | 2018-02-13

Member of the American Sport Jujitsu League and Jujitsu America | 2019-09-23

North Atlantic Regional Director, American Sport Jujitsu League | 2060-08-09

North Atlantic Regional Director, American Sport Jujitsu League | 2060-08-09

Work Experience

AKT Combatives Sports Academy | Director

US Army Combat Medic | Battalion Medical Officer

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