Instructors

Rick McCoy

Head Instructor: Oversees all classes, all levels

Main instructor for the MMA classes and the fight team training

First Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

First Degree Black Belt in Judo

Fifth Degree Black Belt in Sombo

Third Degree Black Belt in American Open Style Karate

Full Kru in Muay Thai

 

The first professional MMA fighter in Virginia

Recognized as the top MMA trainer in Virginia

Nationally sought after as an MMA fighting coach

Over 30 Years of experience in the martial arts

15 Years of training fighters and students in the following arts:

  • Submission Grappling

  • MMA

  • Sombo

  • Judo

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • Muay Thai

  • Fighter Conditioning

  • Wrestling

 Kevin Knudsen

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Grappling Instructor

Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
12 years experience in the following arts:
  • Submission Wrestling
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • MMA
  • Muay Thai
  • Judo
  • Sombo
 
Training experience from top gyms across the nation
7 Years coaching students in the following arts:
  • Grappling
  • MMA
  • Muay Thai

Lloyd Baldwin

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Professional MMA Fighter
 
11 Years of experience in the following arts
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • MMA
  • Muay Thai
  • Boxing
  • Wrestling
 
7 Years coaching students in the following arts:
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • MMA

Jake Young

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor and Creator of Kid's Program

First Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

11 Years of experience in the following arts:
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • MMA
  • Muay Thai
  • Boxing
  • Wrestling
 
7 Years coaching students in the following arts:
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • MMA
  • Kids MMA
 

 

 

Vamana Brown

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor, Kids' Jiu Jitsu Instructor, and Muay Thai Instructor

Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Professional MMA Fighter

First Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo

12 Years of experience in the following arts
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • MMA
  • Muay Thai
  • Boxing
  • Taekwondo
  • Wrestling
 
6 Years coaching students in the following arts:
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • MMA
  • Kids MMA

Ben Allen

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

5 Years of experience training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

3 Years coaching students in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brian Nielson

Grappling Instructor

Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Muay Thai Instructor

Assistant Coach Fight Team

Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Professional MMA Fighter

Bobby Smith

Grappling Instructor

Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

10 Years of experience training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Grappling

3 Years coaching students in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Grappling

Christian Brinkerhoff

Boxing Coach

Professional Boxing

  • Record (7 - 2 - 1)
  • 4 KO


Professional Kickboxing

  • Record (29 - 1 - 1)
  • 17 KO
  • ISKA Welterweight US Title
  • ISKA Welterweight Intercontinental Title
  • FFK Welterweight World Title
     

25 Years of experience in Boxing and Kickboxing

10 Years of coaching fighters

Dave Silaphath

Muay Thai Instructor

20 years experience in the following arts:
  • Muay Thai
10 Years coaching students in the following arts:
  • Muay Thai
  • Kickboxing
  • MMA
Adam Cosner 

Muay Thai Instructor

11 years experience in the following arts:
  • Submission Wrestling
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • MMA
  • Muay Thai
  • Judo
  • Sombo 
  • Shootfighting 
6 Years training students in the following arts:
  • Grappling
  • MMA
  • Muay Thai

Anthony Quintana

Muay Thai Instructor and Kids' Muay Thai Instructor

First Degree Black Belt in American Open Style Karate
 
Experience in the following arts:
  • Karate (6 years)
  • Kickboxing (4 years)
  • Muay Thai (5 years)
  • Wrestling (8 years)
6 Years coaching students in the following arts:
  • Kickboxing
  • Children's Martial Arts
  • Children's Fitness
  • Women's Self Defense

Joanna Catabui 

Muay Thai Instructor

5 Years training in Muay Thai
4 Years coaching students in Muay Thai
 

Kettlebell Instructor

HKC Certified Instructor
 
Mark Strickland
 
Wrestling Instructor
 
Wrestling Credentials

 

  • Undefeated Junior College National Champion, 1994
  • Placed 3rd at Olympic Regional Trials New Orleans, LA, 2000
  • CAA Conference Most Outstanding Wrestler, 1998
  • Outstanding Wrestler at Southeast Regional Freestyle Open, 2001
  • Top Finisher in Vegas US Nationals, 2001
  • Member of the Gator Club International coached by John Smith
  • Qualified and competed for USA vs Russia World Dual, 2001
  • 2x Virginia High School State Champion
  • Virginia High School All American
  • 3x Virginia Freestyle State Champion
  • Ranked 4th in the Country by AWN, 1993
  • Norfolk Sports Club Virginia Athlete of the Year, 1993
  • Junior College All American, 1995
  • Starter and Letterman on the wrestling team at Oklahoma State, 1996
  • ODU Athlete of the Year, 1998
  • NCA Top 12 Placer, 1998
 
Coaching Credentials
  • USA Wrestling Coach of the Year, 2004
  • Coached 46 state champions
  • Brute National Most Outstanding Coach Award Winner, 2004
  • #2 Most Improved Program in the USA according to WIN magazine, 2005
  • UCWA Southern Region Coach of the Year, 2005
  • 3 Louisiana High School State Championship Titles
  • 2x Nationally ranked high school team by AMN
  • Louisiana High School Coach of the Year, 2004
 
Donny Ooton
Wrestling Instructor
 
Wrestling Wrestling Credentials
  • 3x VA State Champion, 2001-2003
  • 3x High School All-American, 2001-2003
  • 2x NCAA Division 3 All-American, 2006-2007
  • 2009 World Team Trials Participant, Senior Level 66 kgs.
Coaching Credentials
  • 3x NCAA Division 1 All-Americans, 2008-2010
  • 2x University National Finalist, 2008-2010
  • Coached athlete to qualify 2009 World Team Trials, Senior Level 66 kgs.
  • 2x Individual State Championships (NY, PA) 2008-2010
  • 5x Individual State Placement (NY, PA) 2008-2010

 

Chad Morrison 

Judo Instructor

Black Belt Shodan in Judo

14 Years experience the following arts:

  • Judo
  • Jiu Jitsu
  • Hapkido
  • Aikido
  • Tae Kwon Do
4 Years training students in Judo

Courtney MacDonald

Yoga Instructor

  • Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Certified Personal Trainer

Danny Clark

Kettlebell Instructor, RKC II 

John Ward

Assistant Coach Fight Team

15 Years Training
 
10 Years Coaching 

Roberto Ford

Muay Thai Instructor

Kids Muay Thai Instructor

2 Years Training