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  • Savant Young
    Savant YoungHead Coach

    Savant is the owner and head coach at Fight Academy. His devotion to martial arts began at the age of 13 and has yet to waiver. As a professional MMA fighter, Savant holds a winning record with over 20 fights for organizations such as Bellator, International Fight League, Shooto, Affliction, King of the Cage, and WEC, among others. Savant coaches both amateur and professional boxers, kickboxers, and mixed martial artists. These include athletes from other countries and states who personally seek him out for specialty training. Savant is also a senior level coach for United States Fight League and Fight Academy is the only sanctioned gym in LA County for Youth MMA rankings. His youth students, as well as his adult fight team, are recognized in prestigious tournaments both locally and regionally.

  • Heinrich Wassmer
    Heinrich WassmerCoach

    MMA/Kickboxing Coach Heinrich is up and coming in the world of Mixed Martial Arts and is one to watch. He has been a student of Savant’s for several years and currently has eight fights under his belt. Heinrich was ranked #2 in the 2013 state tournament and is currently ranked #5 in MMA for the state of California (125 lb. division).

    • Debbie Champion
      Debbie ChampionCoach

      Fitness Kickboxing Coach Debbie has been teaching kickboxing in the Pasadena area for over 15 years. She is a certified kickboxing instructor, nutritional consultant, group fitness instructor, and NASM certified personal trainer. Her kickboxing skills have been featured in fitness videos, commercials, TV shows, and print ads.

      • Brandon Henry
        Brandon HenryCoach

        Brandon is Fight Academy’s strength and conditioning coach for both our fight team and our members. He holds a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Brandon is a Level 1 coach through Optimum Performance Training CCP specializing in exercise physiology assessment, program design, and business systems. He also holds a certification from NASM as a personal trainer and performance enhancement specialist. In addition, Brandon is a certified Level 1 CrossFit trainer with an Olympic Weightlifting certification.

        • Nick Dunn
          Nick DunnCoach

          Nick Dunn has been a member of the Fight Academy Pasadena family for over 4 years. He is a natural coach and has been coaching youth athletics for over 3 years. He recently joined our coaching staff, but is no stranger to MMA/kickboxing and BJJ. Coach Nick is an active amateur MMA competitor. He also has a 2-0 record in kickboxing. He currently attends school at Cal State Northridge and holds education as a high priority.

           

           

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