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Martial Arts Instructors

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Rocky Frizzell

Owner & Coach

Rocky has been instructing self defense & combative systems for over 25 years. Launching FX Self Defense in 2018, Rocky had experience competing at local, state & national competition. Coach Rocky has a wealth of knowledge obtained directly from the source with high level, talented instructors from the United States, Israel, Brazil and Japan. Holding instructor level training & certifications in Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Shotokan Karate, Ryukyu Hon Kenpo Kobujitsu & Gracie Survival Tactics, Coach Rocky, enjoys helping students reach their goals and spending time with family.

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Brooklyn Frizzell

Women Only Self-defense, Kids Jiu-Jitsu, Kids Kickboxing & Krav Maga Coach

Brooklyn has been practicing, competing and coaching for 10 years. In her training career she has won Gold at USA regional and Bronze at USA National competitions. She has earned a Brown belt in Karate, Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and an Orange belt in Krav Maga Maleh. Coach Brooklyn loves seeing her students succeed. Brooklyn enjoys showing her talents on the volleyball court in her spare time.

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Frank Hayes

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Frank received his Black belt in 2019 from Robert Drysdale and Jason Dodd. He has been teaching jiu-jitsu for over a decade. Coach Frank has an extensive wrestling background and with his deep jiu-jitsu experience makes for an amazing grappling instructor.

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Mike Gilbreath

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Mike started his BJJ journey after watching his youngest daughter, London, participate in her Kids Jiu-Jitsu classes. She began training in 2019, Mike quickly became her training partner and then found himself in adult BJJ classes of his own. Mike’s oldest daughter Harmony began attending Krav Maga classes in 2020 and Mike now trains both BJJ as well as Krav Maga. It didn’t take long for Mike to start volunteering to help with kids classes and today he is coaching multiple of our Kids BJJ classes with much success! Mike’s attention to detail and care for the students shows through in every class.

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Anthony Dodge

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Anthony, a proud parent of 9 children (many of whom train at FX), holds a Krav Maga Instructor Certification and is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue belt. Coach Dodge is a U.S.A. Marine Corp Veteran, spending 11 years as a Marine Corp Sniper. Anthony is an essential part of the Kids BJJ coaching staff and is focused to help each child solidify their BJJ skills.

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Anthony Allen

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Coach Allen grew up in Western North Carolina and after high school graduation he joined the U.S. Army, where he served for 20 years. After retirement he moved back home, started a career as a Fly Fishing Guide and also discovered Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His favorite part has been sharing the BJJ journey with his own kids. Coach Allen assists in teaching a wide age range of FX kids jiu-jitsu classes where he skillfully helps kids zero in on essential fundamentals and increase skill.

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Jacob Berry

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Coach Jacob is a former high school wrestler, personal trainer and fitness instructor. Jacob earned a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown belt and especially enjoys training & teaching no gi. Early in his Jiu-Jitsu journey Jacob, unfortunately, had to use his knowledge to successfully defend his life and that has driven his deep dedication to years of the art.

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Chris Lawlor

Muay Thai Coach

Coach Chris is from California, where he learned traditional Muay Thai from a Thai man named Kru Pan in socal fight factory on a Thai boxing team called Boonsook. A former competitor turned coach, Chris has trained all over the country, not only in Muay Thai but also in boxing, Tae Kwon Do, karate and Dutch kickboxing. Chris is a great coach and has the reputation for running unique & amazing classes.

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Hunter Greenwald

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Hunter served our great country for 4 years and is a United States Marine Corp. Veteran. He started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in August 2021,after the service came to a close. Coach Hunter loves being able to help instill the great attributes of Jiu-Jitsu, problem solving, increasing confidence and dealing with social anxiety, into the next generation and seeing them enjoy training. Hunter is a Kids BJJ student absolute fan fav.

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John Nickel

Krav Maga Coach

John began his journey with his father, who is retired law enforcement, building a foundation for self defense both physically & mentally. In 2016 John started training Krav Maga and has become a certified instructor of Krav Maga Maleh. John still enjoys getting together and working through new techniques with his father. One of Coach John’s favorite things about teaching is simply being able to help pass on what he has been taught and seeing concepts “click” with others making them feel more confident in their capabilities, all of which is very rewarding. Coach John not only knows the curriculum well but has a great “eye” for technique and a wonderful skill for communicating concepts.

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Aaron Parra-Asgari

Muay Thai & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Aaron is a lifelong lover of martial arts and began formal training in 2018. He has an extensive background in combat sports and invests a great amount of effort into both technical growth and concept research which not only makes him an excellent coach but also a formidable competitor in each ring he steps into. Coach Aaron is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue belt and enjoys coaching both Muay Thai and BJJ in addition to heading up team competition prep sessions. What Coach loves about martial arts is that its lessons go beyond the mat and help him with his everyday living. When Aaron is not on the mat, he enjoys drawing, traveling and spending time with his wife.

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Will Allison

Boxing & MMA Coach

Coach Will has a heart for boxing that stems from his years of mixed martial arts experience. Will has a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown belt and has competed in multiple MMA bouts. Coach Will looks forward to passing on his knowledge with both the boxing and MMA gloves.

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In addition to their technical expertise, our instructors are also excellent teachers who know how to create a supportive and challenging learning environment. They understand that every student is unique and tailor their approach to meet the needs of each individual.

Our instructors also prioritize safety, ensuring that all students learn and practice techniques in a safe and controlled manner. They are committed to helping our students build strong foundations in each class, and are always available to answer questions and provide feedback.

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