From fitness to fighting, we found the best instructors, trainers, and coaches of every system and brought them together.

You can come in with no prior knowledge and learn from world class professionals.
San Diego Combat Academy - Instructors - Liz Carmouche

Liz Carmouche

Owner and Manager
Pro MMA Fighter and UFC Veteran
Personal Coach and Trainer
Muay Thai Instructor

“The environment we create here is different than anywhere else. There is a sanctuary within these walls. You can come through the doors, drop off every issue you have, and know it’s going to be a welcoming, safe, and motivating place to train.”

Background

Specialties

Muay Thai
Mixed Martial Arts
Physical Training

Affiliations

San Diego Combat Academy
Team Hurricane Awesome

Experience

10-5 Professional MMA Record
Purple Belt – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Yellow Belt – Kenpo

San Diego Combat Academy - Instructors - Manolo Hernandez

Manolo Hernandez

Former Pro MMA Fighter
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
Personal Coach
MMA and Jiu Jitsu Instructor

“We are all born with a purpose. If fighting is your purpose, let me be your guide.”

Background

Specialties

Jiu Jitsu
Mixed Martial Arts

Affiliations

San Diego Combat Academy
Team Hurricane Awesome
10th Planet San Diego

Experience

20 Years of Experience in Professional Mixed Martial Arts
Lion’s Den Submission Fighting Instructor (Ken Shamrock)
MMAX Fights Super Fight Champion
Black Belt – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Carlos Valente)
Black Belt – American Kickboxing (Joe Flores)

San Diego Combat Academy - Instructors - Tiger Smalls

Tiger Smalls

Former Pro Boxer
Personal Coach
Boxing Instructor

“Boxing didn’t change my life. Boxing is my life.”

Background

Specialties

Boxing

Affiliations

San Diego Combat Academy
Tiger Smalls Boxing

Experience

California Boxing Hall of Fame
7X Featherweight Champion
21-16-1 Professional Boxing Record
WBO Inter-Continental Featherweight Champion
NABO Featherweight Champion
UBA World Featherweight Champion
California and New York State Featherweight Champion

San Diego Combat Academy - Instructors - Geo Martinez

Geo Martinez

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
Personal Coach
Jiu Jitsu Instructor

“Fighting is not always about winning. It’s about the art of movement and the evolution of oneself to evolve as a human being. I believe you must challenge yourself physiologically, mentally, and spiritually.”

Background

Specialties

Jiu Jitsu

Affiliations

San Diego Combat Academy
10th Planet San Diego
10th Planet Oceanside
The Freak Show

Experience

ADCC Finalist
Eddie Bravo Invitational Champion (135 lbs)
Eddie Bravo Invitational Champion (145 lbs)
Gracie Worlds Champion
3X NAGA Champion
Black Belt – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Eddie Bravo)

San Diego Combat Academy - Instructors - Richie Martinez

Richie Martinez

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
Personal Coach
Jiu Jitsu Instructor

“Don’t settle for less when you can be the best at what you do.”

Background

Specialties

Jiu Jitsu
Mixed Martial Arts

Affiliations

San Diego Combat Academy
10th Planet San Diego
The Freak Show

Experience

2X Gracie Nationals Champion
3X NAGA Champion
3-1 Professional MMA Record
Tuff-N-Uff Welterweight Champion
Black Belt – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Eddie Bravo)

San Diego Combat Academy - Instructors - Walel Watson

Walel Watson

Pro MMA Fighter and UFC Veteran
Personal Coach
Jiu Jitsu and MMA Instructor

“Whatever you do in life, do it 100% because tomorrow is never promised!”

Background

Specialties

Jiu Jitsu
Mixed Martial Arts

Affiliations

San Diego Combat Academy
Team Hurricane Awesome
10th Planet San Diego

Experience

13-8 Professional MMA Record
BCF Bantamweight Champion
UWC Bantamweight Champion
Brown Belt – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Eddie Bravo)

Bill Crawford

Owner
Former Pro Bodybuilder and Amateur Fighter
Personal Coach and Trainer
Strength and Conditioning Instructor

“From our members to our instructors and coaches, we’re here to support you in reaching your goals.”

Background

Specialties

Boxing
Muay Thai
Physical Training

Affiliations

San Diego Combat Academy

Experience

13-6 Amateur Boxing Record
6-5 Amateur Kickboxing Record
8X Bodybuilding State Champion (Natural)
2X Bodybuilding National Champion (Natural)
2X Powerlifting National Champion (155 pounds)

Nate Fort

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt
Wrestling and Jiu Jitsu Instructor

“Everyone has different goals. Whether yours is becoming a world champion or simply getting in shape, we can help! We’re so much more than a gym. We’re a family. We truly have a vested interest in making sure all of our members succeed both inside and outside of the gym.”

Background

Specialties

Wrestling
Jiu Jitsu

Affiliations

San Diego Combat Academy
10th Planet San Diego

Experience

USA Wrestling Bronze Certified Coach
2015 IBJJF World Masters (Silver)
Purple Belt – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
CIF Place winner
2X League Champion
2X San Diego City Finalist

San Diego Combat Academy - Instructors - Nora Mora

Nora Mora

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt
Women’s Jiu Jitsu Instructor

“I teach because it brings me happiness to share with others this beautiful art that drives us to better ourselves as athletes and as people.”

Background

Specialties

Jiu Jitsu

Affiliations

San Diego Combat Academy
10th Planet San Diego

Experience

Purple Belt – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

San Diego Combat Academy - Instructors - Manuel Garcia

Manuel Garcia

Amateur MMA Fighter
Personal Coach and Trainer
Kid’s Jiu Jitsu and Kid’s MMA Instructor

“Learning should always be fun, happy, and challenging. It’s my belief that you can maintain a positive outlook no matter what obstacles we are faced with. I do my best to instill that in my kids. We learn jiu jitsu in an environment where they are comfortable being themselves. If you’re a ‘misfit,’ you’ll fit in with us!”

Background

Specialties

Jiu Jitsu
Muay Thai
Mixed Martial Arts
Physical Training
Kid’s Classes

Affiliations

San Diego Combat Academy
Team Hurricane Awesome
10th Planet San Diego

Experience

5-2 Amateur MMA Record
Purple Belt – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

San Diego Combat Academy - Instructors - Prince Tiger Smalls

Prince Tiger Smalls

Pro Boxer
Personal Coach
Kid’s Boxing Instructor

“To be a truly successful person requires dedication, focus, devotion, commitment, and certainty about who you are and what you’re here to do.”

Background

Specialties

Boxing
Kid’s Classes

Affiliations

San Diego Combat Academy
Tiger Smalls Boxing

Experience

11-0 Professional Boxing Record

San Diego Combat Academy - Instructors - Angel Cruz

Angel Cruz

Pro MMA Fighter
Personal Coach and Trainer
Kid’s Jiu Jitsu Instructor

“My philosophy training is that everything is achievable if you are willing to put in the hard work.”

Background

Specialties

Boxing
Jiu Jitsu
Muay Thai
Mixed Martial Arts
Physical Training
Kid’s Classes

Affiliations

San Diego Combat Academy
Team Hurricane Awesome
10th Planet San Diego
Tiger Smalls Boxing

Experience

5-1 Professional MMA Record
Black Belt – Kempo Karate
Black Belt – Kyokushin Karate
Purple Belt – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

San Diego Combat Academy - Instructors - Gabe Tuttle

Gabe Tuttle

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt
Jiu Jitsu Instructor

“My goal as an instructor and teammate is to share my passion for the beautiful art that is jiu jitsu and to do my best in assisting people in their growth with it and in life.”

Background

Specialties

Jiu Jitsu

Affiliations

San Diego Combat Academy
10th Planet San Diego

Experience

Purple Belt – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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