Trainers & Staff

Come join the fun at the best Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness facility in New Jersey. Learn from the professionals! Your home for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, BJJ, Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, Cardio Kickboxing, Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Cross Training, Strength and Conditioning and more. We are located in Belmar New Jersey and we welcome new members from Central Jersey, Wall, Sea Girt, Long Branch NJ, Manalapan, Manasquan, Point Pleasant, Brick, Toms River, Ocean County, Monmouth County and the Jersey Shore. Train with decorated 13 time veteran of the UFC, Kurt Pellegrino who has held titles in Ring of Combat, Reality Fighting, & WEC. Coach Kurt was also a Pan American gold medalist and a 2007 world championship Abu Dhabi competitor. Here is a list of our esteemed trainers and staff who have all completed our 12 week course to become KPMMA certified!


Head Academy Instructor: Headquarters in Belmar,NJ

       Head Academy Instructor: Affiliate location in Marlboro, NJ

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:

Muay Thai Kickboxing:

  • Terry Fisher – Advanced Muay Thai Instructor & MMA Team Asst. Striking Coach
  • George Sullivan – Intro Muay Thai Kickboxing Instructor
  • Justin Hinds – Intro Muay Thai Kickboxing Instructor

Submission Grappling (No Gi), Wrestling, MMA, & Cross Training:

  • Kurt Pellegrino – Head Submission Grappling, Wrestling & MMA Instructor
  • Dan O’Cone – Adult Wrestling Coach
  • Gus Brandstetter – Assistant Submission Grappling Instructor
  • Justin Haskins – Adult Wrestling Coach
  • Dave Santamaria – Youth & Adult Wrestling Instructor
  • Derrick Kennington – Assistant Submission Grappling and MMA Instructor
  • Chris Remedios – Youth Wrestling & Asst. Junior Warriors BJJ Instructor
  • Phillip Blasi – Cross Training
  • Brian Santay – Cross Training
  • Michele O’Toole – Jersey Girl Bootcamp WOMEN ONLY
  • Melissa Pellegrino –  Jersey Girl Bootcamp WOMEN ONLY