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 - Tiger Smalls

Tiger Smalls

• Former Featherweight World Champion
• California Boxing Hall of Fame
Head Boxing Coach

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

San Diego Combat Academy - Instructors - Manolo Hernandez

Andy Burke

• 1st Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
Under Dean Lister / Jocko Willink
• Head Jiu Jitsu Coach

“Teaching Jiu Jitsu is my passion. Being able to watch people learn and grow, on and off the mats, is what it is all about!”

San Diego Combat Academy - Instructors - Gabe Tuttle

Tony Palafox

• Kru Yai Nai Khanom Tom
• Striking Specialist
• BJJ Brown Belt Lineage Under Glover/Baker/Letsos
• Head Muay Thai/MMA Coach

“You want to be a champion, you have to train like one.”

San Diego Combat Academy - Instructors - Prince Tiger Smalls

Prince Tiger Smalls

• Pro Boxer
• Youth 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.”

San Diego Combat Academy - Instructors - Nora Mora

NADINE Mandiau

• Pro MMA Fighter
• Youth Jiu Jitsu Instructor

“Jiu Jitsu is one of the most empowering martial arts out there, and I love that I get the opportunity to pass that knowledge on, especially to young minds. Helping a child develop a solid level of confidence is extremely rewarding to me.”


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