Our Instructors


Tom Clare

Head instructor/ Co-Owner

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu first degree Black belt under 5th degree Black Belt professor Luigi Mondelli of America Top Team Danbury CT. Judo Brown Belt Coach Tom has over 13 years of Striking/MMA experience He has been training Martial arts for over 13 years

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Kelz Kirker

Head female instructor/Co-Owner/Co-Kids instructor

Four stripe purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Strong by Zumba instructor Has been training MMA, Submission grappling, Wrestling, Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 8 years. Kelz is a huge part of our kids program especially our Mini Warriors.

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Nicholas Carelli

Judo Instructor

Judo Black Belt and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt Sensei Nick received his Black belt in Judo in 2009 but has been training Judo since 1992. Sensei Nick also received his brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2018 under Professor Tom Clare. Sensei Nick has been training Jiu Jitsu since 2008.

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Tom Finch

Boxing Coach

14 years of Boxing experience Coach Finch has been boxing for over 14 years and was trained by WBC super light weight champion Billy Costello. Coach Finch has had approximately 20 or so fights between MMA and Boxing and has been wrestling since 5th grade. Coach Finch has also been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on and off for 10 years and is currently a Blue Belt under Professor Tom Clare.

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Kaare Stokdal

Wrestling Instructor

Kaare has 18 years of wrestling experience. Kaare has 134 wins total and his senior record is 49-6. Karre is also a state medal winner as well as former kingston wrestling coach.

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Raphael Dijk

Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Coach Raph has been training martial arts since 2005. Raph received his Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2019 under 5th degree Black Belt Professor Luigi Mondelli of American Top Team Danbury CT. Coach Raph has competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Grappling for 13 years. Come take a class from Coach Raph, he loves coaching and it really shows :)