Coaching Team

Austin Springer – Head Coach

Training experience: 18 years wrestling. 11 years MMA, Kickboxing, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai.
Coaching experience: 12 years
Rank or titles won:

  • Purple belt in Jiu Jitsu
  • F.C.F.F. amateur 155lb Champion
  • N.O.C. amateur 155lb Champion
  • Dominance MMA amateur 145lb Champion
  • X.C.C. amateur 145lb Champion
  • Main Event MMA Professional 135lb Champion
  • Main Event MMA Professional 145lb Champion
  • Main Event MMA Professional 155lb Champion
  • Prime Fighting Professional 145lb Champion
    Amateur record: MMA: 9-3 Kickboxing: 1-0Professional record: 9-2

Ed Herman – Mixed Martial Arts Coach

UFC veteran, Ed Herman, has joined the team. Learn from a coach that has stood in the octagon. DIscover the secrets to success in Mixed Martial Arts from this tenured veteran.

Rank or titles won:

  • 10yr UFC veteran
  • 12 years of coaching experience

Donnie Johnson – MMA and Jiu Jitsu Coach

Training experience: 8 years of MMA, Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Wrestling, and Muay Thai

Coaching experience: 5 years
Rank or titles won:

  • Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
  • Split Decision MMA amateur 125lb champion
  • Split Decision MMA amateur 135lb champion
  • Split Decision MMA amateur 140lb champion
    Amateur record: MMA: 14-7-2 Kickboxing: 3-0Professional record: 2-0

Brandon Cromartie – Muay Thai Kickboxing and Jiu Jitsu

Training experience: Wrestling- 14 years, Muay Thai/Kickboxing- 5 years, Boxing- 3 years, Jiu Jitsu- 6 years
Coaching experience: 2 years
Rank or titles won:

  • North Carolina Freestyle Wrestling State Champion
  • Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt
  • F.C.F.F. amateur 145lb Champion
    Amateur record: MMA: 5-3 Muay Thai: 4-1

Isaac Mendez – Boxing Coach

Training experience: 11 year
Coaching experience: 13 years
Rank or titles won:

  • GOlden Glove Championship runner-up
  • Silver GLoves Championship chapion
    Amateur record: Boxing: 50-2 Professional: 1-3

Tyler Hawkins – Lil’ Ninjas and Elite Ninjas

Training experience: 5 years in MMA, Kickboxing, Boxing, Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu

Steve Southern – MMA and Jiu Jitsu

Training experience: 12 years of Wrestling and8 years of MMA , Kickboxing, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu
Coaching experience: 3 years

MMA 8-4-1 Kickboxing: 3-0