Khama Worthy: Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Little Ninjas, Ladies Only Fitness
Khama Worthy is the owner and head MMA instructor at the Academy. He is a lifelong martial artist and has been seriously training in mixed martial arts for the past 11 years. He was an amateur national champion and has over 15 professional MMA fights. He has competed in pro boxing matches and has fought overseas in China’s pro shoot-boxing. Currently, he fights in the UFC. He is a firm believer that martial arts is a lifestyle and that you never stop learning.
Dave Sachs: Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts
David is an MMA and Wrestling Instructor. He began training at the age of 6 in Nejad Martial Arts , in which he holds a 2nd degree black belt. He also has amateur boxing and Division 1 wrestling experience at Slippery Rock University, where he earned his bachelors in Exercise science. David holds a pro MMA record is 9-3, and he is a former Ring of Combat and Combat USA Feather weight Champion.
Justin Patton: Boxing, Ladies Only Fitness, Little Ninjas
Justin competed in wrestling from the ages of 7 to 15 and started training in MMA at the age of 19. He is currently an established purple belt in BJJ and a veteran of 7 amateur boxing bouts and 6 mma fights. Justin’s diverse experience in martial arts and extensive coaching credentials with all ages, skill, and fitness levels gives his coaching a unique flavor.
Chris Deep: Mixed Martial Arts
Coach Deep is a professional and amateur boxing coach with more than 10 years of experience coaching. He has trained kids as young as 7 years old to current professional boxers. He tailors his coaching style to fit the goals and needs of each fighting style as well as the needs and skill levels of his students. As an amateur boxer, chris won 2 western Pennsylvania Golden Glove titles and was a state runner-up in 2003. He has trained several local and regional amateur boxing champions.
Marshal Carper: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Marshal is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has devoted much of his life to spreading and supporting jiu-jitsu. He is the author of The Cauliflower Chronicles, a travel memoir about living in Hilo, HI to train with BJ Penn, and in addition to writing half a dozen other jiu-jitsu books he is also the co-author of BJ Penn’s Open Guard, Marcelo Garcia’s Advanced Jiu-Jitsu, and Neil Melanson’s (Randy Couture’s longtime grappling coach) Mastering Triangle Chokes. Marshal is a dedicated student of not only the art but also to teaching the art to anyone regardless of their skill level, body type, or learning style.
Nicole Daley: Co-Owner, Manager
Nicole has been training martial arts for 6 years and holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As a Mother of 4, she has integrated her love of martial arts, children, and people into running the day to day training and Little Ninjas activities at the Academy.