INSTRUCTORS


Phillip Perkins

Head MMA and Jiu-Jitsu coach

Phil is a Carlson Gracie Jr. Blackbelt and has been training in Boxing and Muay Thai kickboxing since 2006. Holds a 5-1 mixed martial arts record. He was the second 2 none flyweight champion in 2012. Also 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 Phil has been coaching some of the best fighters in the region and pro locally since 2009. He is our resident MMA mastermind. Come learn from one of the best coaches around!

Aaron Sheckles

Head Boxing Coach

  • 19 Years of boxing experience
  • 13 years as a fighter amatuer/professional
  • 6 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
  • Level 2 USA BOXING COACH

Blake O”Neil

Wrestling Coach

I wrestled for 4 years in high school where I won 2 regional championships and qualified for the state tournament twice. I wrestled at Lindsey Wilson college for three semesters. I have won numerous jiu-jitsu tournaments competing in the white and blue belt divisions for gi and advanced level no gi competitions. I have a 7-1 amateur mma record and plan to start my professional MMA career this year. I am currently going to school to get my bachelors degree in health and sports science.

Marcus Hudson

Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Coach Marcus Hudson first began his martial arts journey wrestling all of his years in high school at Simeon Career Academy in Chicago Illinois. Once done wrestling he moved to Louisville where he began training Mixed Martial arts under Phillip Perkins. With over 10 years of combative experience coach, Marcus is a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and holds a mixed martial arts record of 4-2.

Nathan Pierce

MMA Coach
TBA

Brian Jackson

Boxing Coach
List of accomplishments as a coach:

  • 11 Silver Gloves Champions
  • 1 Junior Olympic Champion
  • 2 Ringside World Champions
  • 6 Regional Champions
  • Sugar Bert National Champion
  • 4 Golden Gloves Champions
  • 6 Years Coaching Boxing
  • 2 Years MMA Coaching
  • 40 Years Combined Training Boxing/MMA