Phillip Perkins

Head MMA and Jiu-Jitsu coach

Coach Phillip is a 1st Degree Blackbelt under Carlson Gracie Jr. and has also been training in Boxing and Muay Thai Kickboxing since 2006. He holds a 5-1 mixed martial arts record. He was the second 2 none flyweight champion in 2012 and the Absolute Action flyweight champion in 2012. He won numerous local Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, including the Extreme Grappling Open, Helio Seneca Tournament, Hoosier Open, Naga, and more. Coach Phillip has been coaching some of the best fighters in the region and pro locally since 2009. He has taught seminars at top name gyms across the country. And he has taught 5+ seminars in Brazil. Both Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing. He has traveld across the country and to other countries training with Carlson Jr. Coach Phil is our resident MMA mastermind. He is also the owner and head coach of Area 502 MMA in Louisville, KY. Learn from one of the best coaches around!

Aaron Sheckles

Head Boxing Coach

  • 23 Years of boxing experience
  • 17 years as a fighter amatuer/professional
  • 10 years as a trainer

List of accomplishments as a fighter:

  • Junior Olympic Champion
  • 5 Time Golden Glove Champion
  • Music City Champion
  • Ft. Smith Tournament Champion
  • Ranked top ten Amateur Fighter
  • National PAL runner-up
  • Pro Experience

List of accomplishments as a coach:

  • 7 Golden Glove Champions
  • 4 Silver Gloves Champions
  • 6 Junior Olympic Champions
  • 1 Title National Champion
  • 4 Sugar Bert National Champions
  • 3 Ringside World Champions

Blake O”Neil

Wrestling Coach

Coach Blake wrestled for 4 years in high school where he won 2 regional championships and qualified for the state tournament twice. He wrestled at Lindsey Wilson college for three semesters. He is a purple belt under Phillip Perkins and has won numerous jiu-jitsu tournaments competing in the white and blue belt divisions for gi and
advanced level no gi competitions. Coach Blake has a 7-1 mma record and is on a 7 fight win streak. He is also currently going to school to get his bachelors degree in health and sports science.