Instructors

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Tahi Burns

BJJ Instructor

A New Zealand native and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blackbelt, Tahi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table including gold medals in the 2004 and 2005 Pan-AM Championships. Well versed in both Gi and No Gi Jiu-Jitsu his style of instruction is hands-on and lends itself to both Mixed Martial Arts and traditional jiu-jitsu practitioners.

  • BJJ Blackbelt
  • 2004 & 2005 Pan-Am Gold Medalist
Ed Wedding

Ed Wedding

Muay Thai Instructor

Ed Wedding’s vast experience of training stretches over 20 years. He is a former United World Muay Thai lightweight/jr. welterweight/welterweight Champion, Western Regional Stickfighting Champion, 1996, ’97 Amateur Shoot Wrestling Champion and Champion of various local Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions.

  • UWMTA Lightweight Muay Thai Kickboxing Champion
  • WEKAF Welterweight Muay Thai Kickboxing Champion
  • Western Regional Stickfighting Champion
  • Japanese Shooto Organization Shoot Wrestling Champion
  • BJJ Brown Belt
  • Professional MMA Fighter
Jeremey Umphries

Jeremey Umphries

BJJ / MMA Instructor

  • Shooto Fight Veteran
  • BJJ Black Belt
  • USA Grappling World Team
  • USA World Grappling All American
  • 4th Place World Team Trials
  • NAGA GI and NO GI Champion
  • PAN American and NO GI Champion
  • 3rd Place Mundials
  • 17 years of Wrestling
  • National Wrestling High School All American
  • 2x High School State Wrestling Finalist. (2nd & 3rd)
  • 4-0 Pro MMA Record
  • STRIKEFORCE Veteran
Chad "Savage" George

Chad “Savage” George

MMA / Boxing Instructor

Chad began wrestling at the age of 12 and eventually placed 7th in the nation during the high school nationals. After wrestling he went to art school while training BJJ and MMA. After working in the art field Chad decided to follow his heart and now trains and teaches fulltime.

  • Top Ranked Bantamweight in the World.
  • BODOG Fight Veteran
  • TFA Bantamweight Champion
  • Valor Fight Night Champion
  • PAN American NO GI Champion
  • Best Of The West Champion
  • 2nd Place Grapplers Quest
  • US All American Wrestler
  • BJJ Purple Belt
  • 11-4 Pro MMA Record
  • WEC Fighter
  • 2010 Nogi World Champion
Matt Bahntge

Matt Bahntge

Muay Thai Instructor

After several years of wrestling in high school, Matt started MMA at the age of 17. Winning numerous grappling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournaments throughout the Midwest motivated his move to Los Angeles at the age of 18 to pursue a career in professional MMA. Matt has since graduated UCLA and gone undefeated for 8 amateur bouts.

  • Undefeated Amateur Prospect
  • 3-0 Pro MMA record
  • 7 Years Muay Thai Experience
Sean Choi

Sean Choi

BJJ NO GI Instructor

  • BJJ Black Belt
Dominic Clark

Dominic Clark

Muay Thai Instructor

  • Strikeforce Veteran
Jared Bunch

Jared Bunch

  • 1991 New York Giants 1st Round Draft Choice
  • 1992 New York Giants Offensive Player of the Year
  • 1995 Retired from NFL
  • 2002 “Tough Bowl”Champion
  • 2009 Pan American – Bronze Medal Unlimited wt. Class
  • 2009 American Nationals – Gold Medal Unlimited wt. Class, Gold Medal Open wt. Class
  • 2009 No Gi Worlds – Gold Medal Unlimited wt. Class, Bronze Medal Unlimited wt. Class
  • 2010 Pan American – Gold Medal Unlimited wt. Class
  • 2010 World Championships – Bronze Medal Unlimited wt. Class
  • 2010 South Bay Open – Gold Medal Unlimited wt. Class

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