Our Amazing Instructors
Owner & Head Instructor Kids/ Adults
With 10 years of experience in training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi & Nogi, Kickboxing/Muay Thai, and Mixed Martial Arts, Shawna has over 40 fights amateur and professional in kickboxing, boxing, mma and brazilian jiu jitsu. She was the manager of UFC GYM for 6 years before deciding to open her own school. Her goal is to help inspire all people and kids to train whether its just as a hobbyist or to become a fighter, to build confidence and to create a safe space where people can train and build a strong community.
Coach Brian's experience spans nearly two decades across academia, the collegiate strength and conditioning and sports performance arena, as well as the tactical performance industry as a competitor, coach, and university instructor. He holds a B.S. Exercise Science from North Carolina Wesleyan College, a M.S. Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Florida Atlantic University, and is currently pursuing a PhD Health and Human Performance at Concordia University - Chicago. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Tactical Strength and Conditioning - Facilitator, both with Distinction, through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He also holds various certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine to include Youth Exercise Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Performance Enhancement Specialist. Recently, he was assigned as the Brigade Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach with the 16th Military Police Brigade of the United States ARMY working on the Health and Holistic Fitness (H2F) Project. Currently, he is the Wrestling Coach for Relic Jiu Jitsu while simultaneously working in the wellness industry to prevent injuries in a DoD workforce. He welcomes all levels of interest in health and human performance! If you have any questions feel free to contact him at: email@example.com.