Finding your inner “Sheepdog” can be the most rewarding and liberating experience of your life.  We want everyday folks and local first responders to have access to the best training in the world. The more Sheepdogs we can train to be prepared to react to violence, the better protected the Flock is and the less likely the wolves will be successful.

Sheepdog Tulsa’s instructors have provided training to Special Operations personnel from every branch of our military, various government agencies, and law enforcement departments from the FBI to the local police. We are a highly sought after, world class team of instructors.  Now we are bringing to Tulsa the same curriculum taught to the top agencies and fighters on the planet.

Founder and director of our curriculum, Blake Hayes, is a lifetime martial artist who has successfully trained everyone from UFC competitors to Tier One Operators, to fiery grandmothers!  He has worked with the best in all fields to develop a completely unique curriculum that is based on the real life experience of the toughest Sheepdogs on Earth.

Our instructors have black belts in Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Karate, etc.  All of it is great, but no one of those styles are enough to save you in a real life situation. We put them all together, and incorporate the modern day weapons; the gun and the knife.  We will teach you to save lives with cutting edge medical techniques.

You will learn situational awareness, proper fitness, diet and health to be at your best.  Being a Sheepdog is a lifestyle.  Its a foundational change, for the better.  We will put you on the path.  Join us!


Blake Hayes

Head Instructor

Blake Hayes is the Head Instructor of Sheepdog Tulsa. He serves as a primary hand to hand instructor, and Sheepdog’s legal use of force expert. Blake has been a licensed attorney for over a decade and has lectured on using deadly force within the law to thousands of people. He also has a lifetime of experience in various response training. An amateur boxer in his youth, he has taught people to apply boxing skills to self defense for over 20 years. Blake earned his black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in 2012, and has extensive training in Judo, Muay Thai, and wrestling. He is also an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and Oklahoma Self Defense Act Instructor. Blake teaches a combination of all of these skills at Sheepdog Response Tulsa.

Steve Adams


Steve Adams has been successful in mixed martial arts, boxing, brazilian jiu jitsu, and submission grappling competitions. He is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, an NRA certified pistol instructor and Oklahoma Self Defense Act Instructor. He is also a frequent counselor to people trying to get on the right track in life. Known as ``Big Steve,`` he is a gentle giant and one of the best instructors on our nationwide team.

Brandon Bebout


Brandon Bebout is a black belt in Judo and the head Judo instructor for all of Sheepdog Response. He is also a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and an active competitve shooter. Brandon is a veteran of the United States Army, and an expert on personal protection firearms, their function, and mechanics. He is a highly regarded pistol and defensive tactics instructor nationwide and has trained countless civilians, police, military and first responders to be their best when the worst happens.


Adults Class

Monday (Gi)                Wednesday (No Gi)
7:30pm-9:00pm        7:30pm-9:00pm

Open mat

Friday @ 6:30pm





1660 E 71st St, Suite 2P, Tulsa, OK