Head Muay Thai Coach
15+ years of muay thai/ striking/mma training, teaching and competition. Onnit Academy Foundations certified personal trainer. Well versed in Bang Muay Thai striking system.
When I was very young I really had no direction, I was going to college part time and working but felt like I was spinning my metaphorical wheels. I had played around with martial arts in high school but never seriously. After graduating and dropping out of college I found a small muay thai academy at 19 yrs old (I'm currently 36 and it is still in operation 😉 which speaks to its value), and it changed me very quickly. I trained diligently for 5 yrs before even considering competition. In 2010 I found Spartan Pit mma and began competing in everything including muay thai, jiujitsu matches, boxing smokers and mma. It was there that coach Rudy Hernandez taught me to be a good coach and be a strong leader. I began teaching in 2012 and eventually took over martial arts direction there and also offered personal training since then.
Motivation & Passion
My passion for coaching is my desire to hopefully give someone something that no one can take from them. Material things, time, and moments will pass but knowledge stays with you. Imparting any small portion of martial arts philosophy or information will ultimately leave a person better than their former selves. Seeing the look on someone's face as they experience improvement and grasp a bigger concept than the physicality of training brings me great joy.