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John Narleski


  • 8th Degree Black Belt
  • 1991 New Jersey State Cruiser weight Kickboxing Champion
  • 36 Years experience in Martial Arts
  • 25 Years teaching experience

Tiago Beowulf

  • Seven-Year Undefeated Kickboxing Champion
  • Muay Thai & Kickboxing ChampionMMA Striking Specialist
  • Pro Record of 22-3 (Win-Loss)
  • Official Kickboxing Referee
  • Over Fifteen Years of Martial Arts Experience
  • Over a Decade of High-Performance Coaching
Fabiow Medeiros


Fabiow Medeiros started training at a young age in his hometown of São Paulo, Brazil. At the age of 15 having earned a blue belt he moved to the United States to continue his training under the Renzo Gracie flag. To further compliment his jiu-jitsu, Fabiow participated on his high school wrestling team. Also, he has competed at both local events and major tournaments such as IBJJF Worlds, Pan and Local opens. When he is not training he also participates as a referee for the IBJJF traveling the world working all the major events. He has been teaching for the past 11 years , 5 years as a colored belt and 6 years as a blackbelt. For 3 years, Fabiow taught at the world famous Morumbi Academy in São Paulo Brazil. Professor Fabiow is a 1st degree blackbelt under Renzo Gracie and also holds a brown belt in Judo under Clyde Worthen.


Ryan Rizco


Ryan is an active Mixed Martial Arts fighter and Personal Trainer. Coming from 11 years experience in wrestling he transitioned to MMA while receiving his blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor Tony Rivera and studying traditional Muay Thai. Finding a passion for Martial Arts and Fitness , Ryan began pursuing his career by studying anatomy and physiology while receiving Nationally recognized certifications in Personal Training , Kettlebell Training , Mobility, Nutrition and CrossFit.


Nestor Negroni


Negroni is a 15 year veteran in Mixed Martial Arts.  He has a black belt in Taekwondo and Hapkido and also studies boxing, kickboxing, brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay thai and wrestling. Nestor specializes in personal and group training.  He also runs our children’s Little Warriors MMA program.  There is never a dull moment in any of his classes. Not only does he focus on technique, he is extremely passionate and makes each class fun while accommodating students of all levels. Sensei Ness is very dedicated to martial arts and making sure every single student succeeds inside and outside of his class.




David Janssen is currently a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Tony Rivera. He started his BJJ journey in 2012 under Professor Alex Rocha and  fell in love immediately. Training under Professor Tony Rivera at Strategic MMA for 3 years, he became an assistant trainer in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His hard work, passion and dedication to the art, has become his drive to passing it down. David is now a coach and teaches the beginner bjj for adults and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes in our youth Little Warriors MMA program. If you want to find David, look for the the biggest smile in the room, he will always greet you with one. We are proud to have David as a part of our family.

 ” I realized I love teaching BJJ just as much as learning. Now I continue my journey to not only be a better student but a better coach” 

Tony Rivera


Professor Tony Rivera began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey in 1998 and has had the honor of training with many world class champions and masters such as Renzo Gracie, Ricardo Almeida, John Danaher, Pablo Popovitch, Vagner Rocha, & Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. In September of 2010 he received his black belt from World No-Gi Champion Pablo Popovitch. Recently Professor Tony won the No-Gi Expert Class competition at NAGA’s Battle of The Beach this past August for the second straight year. He also received a Bronze medal in the 2012 Pan American Championships in New York City and a Silver Medal in this year Pan American Championships.

Daniel Doyle

Daniel J Doyle

December 2009 – Current:
President and franchise holder of the New Jersey Golden Gloves.
A national non-profit organization that through amateur boxing promotes pride, leadership,
dedication and social awareness.

December 2003 – September 2018:
Head coach Middletown PAL Boxing Club , Middletown NJ
A non-profit organization, that offers the residents of Middletown and the surrounding Bay-Shore area exposure to the sport of Boxing.

January 2006- January 2010:
Coaches Chairman of USA Boxing NJ
A nominated position that required the education, training, and oversight of all amateur coaches in the state of New Jersey.

2012 New Jersey Amateur Boxing Coach of the Year (as voted on by NJ Hall of Fame/ USA Boxing NJ)

Level 3 Coach USA Boxing
NJ State Clinician for USA Boxing CPR/AED Certified

NJ State Boxing Team Head Coach 2008/2009/2010/2012/2014 NJ Golden Gloves Head Coach

2007/2008/2009/2010/2012-2018 Level 1 Kettle Bell Certified- KFIT

Level 2 Training Room Kettle Bell Certified
Level 1&2 Training Room Group Fitness Instructor Functional Movement Screen Certified

20+ years of active competitive experience NJ and PA State Licensed and Certified, Professional Trainer/Corner man


Salvatore Profaci


- 4x District Champion
- 2x Region Champion
- 2x State Place Winner
- Super 32 All American
- Fargo All American
- North East Regional Champion

- 4 Years Varsity @ University of Michigan
- 1 Year at American University (Team Captain and team MVP)
- 4th @ FILA Junior Nationals
- Geico Student Athlete of the Week
- 2x D1 NCAA qualifier
- Was ranked 12th in the nation during final season at American, and was slated to compete at the D1 NCAA Championships before the tournament was canceled due to COVID pandemic

 ” I realized I love teaching BJJ just as much as learning. Now I continue my journey to not only be a better student but a better coach” 



Competitive Accomplishments:

  • NJ HS Freestyle/Greco  State runner up
  • NJ HS NationalTeam Member
  • 2x All Navy campion
  • 20+ years of competition experience

Coaching Experience :

  • 10+ years of coaching experience on state, national, and world level platforms.
  • Hammer wrestling club
  • CJA wrestling club
  • Team NJ Freestyle & Greco
  • National team staff



  • Level I CrossFit Trainer
  • CrossFit Mobility Certification
  • Kettlebell Certification