Our Best - Trainers
Nick Newell

Nick Newell is a Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, with a record of 13 wins & 1 defeat. Nick is Connecticuts only ever Mixed Martial Arts World Champion & one of the most successful martial arts competitors to ever come out of CT.

Nick accomplished all these things despite being born with only one hand. Nick is no stranger to overcoming adversity & gives back by traveling the country to speak to children with similar challenges. Nick is currently signed with one of the largest fight leagues in the world: World Series Of Fighting. All of his fights air live on NBC or NBC Sports Network.

Jon Thomas

Jon began his BJJ training in 2008 and is currently a brown belt under American Top Team CT fourth-degree black belt Luigi Mondelli. Jon is also the founder of Tap Cancer Out, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu based 501(c)(3) nonprofit raising awareness and funds for cancer-fighting organizations through their unique fundraising tournaments

2016 IBJJF NY Open Masters Brown Belt Gold Medalist

2014 IBJJF Boston Open Masters Purple Belt Bronze Medalist

2013 IBJJF Boston Open Masters Purple Belt Gold Medalist

2013 Renzo Gracie Open Purple Belt Silver Medalist

2010 Grapplers Quest No-Gi Intermediate Silver Medalist

Brendan Rooney

Brendan Rooney, began his training in 2006 & has when on to win multiple North American Grappling Association championships, amateur boxing & amateur muay thai bouts before joining the professional ranks as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter where he currently holds a record of 6-2.

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