Began his martial arts journey as a wrestler for Neshaminy High School, following his love of grappling into Russian Sambo, Judo, JiuJitsu and MMA. Since 2004 he has trained along side of some of the best JiuJitsu grapplers and Professional Fighters in the world. Erik is a 2nd degree JiuJitsu Black Belt under the IBJJF and a Black Belt in Japanese JiuJitsu as well. Erik has over 15 combined pro and amateur mma fights, multiple BJJ Titles and is a 2014 USA Sambo National Champion, a 2019 Silver medalist at the Panamerican Championships in Combat Sambo and USA Sambo coach. Throughout his Mixed Martial Arts and grappling career he continues to train, coach, instruct and learn. Erik has been featured on NBC Sports.com, the Versus Network and CBS as well and has competed and coached Internationally at the Sambo World Championships and World Cup in Bulgaria and Moscow. As the owner of MPR Endurance his goal is to pass on his passion for Martial Arts to all of his students.
Coach Connor finished his high school wrestling career as a PA State Champ from Pennsbury High School with a record of 130-5. He was later inducted into the Southeast Pennsylvania Hall Of Fame. In college he was ranked as high as the #3 wrestler in America for the UNC Tarheels. Throughout his amazing college career he was a 2x Atlantic Coast Conference Champion along with being named an All American and ACC Athlete of the Year. From 2001-2004 Coach Connor was the Assistant Coach for the University of Virginia where he coached 12 ACC Champions. EMAIL Chuckie at Ceconnor112@hotmail.com for more info about the Wrestling Program.
Jillian Peterson is an IBJJF World and Panamerican Champion with many other JiuJitsu golds in her resume. Jillian is one of our head BJJ instructors. She is currently a Brown Belt on the road to earning her Black Belt. When she's not teaching she is also the head matchmaker for the Art Of War MMA Promotion.
Johnson Jajoute is the head instructor of our Adult MPR Striking Program. Johnson is a Professional MMA Fighter and Boxer with years of training and fight experience under his belt. In addition to his MMA and Boxing achievements Johnson has become the most accomplished USA Combat Sambo Fighter of all time. Professional Boxer 2-0, Professional MMA Fighter, 2x USA Combat Sambo PanAm Champion, Bronze medalist at the World Cup in Moscow, 5th at the Sambo World Championship.
Pat Sabatini is a UFC Fighter, JiuJitsu Black Belt, Pro MMA Fighter, CFFC 145lbs Champion, Combat Sambo World Cup Silver Medalist, President’s Cup Winner & former D1 Wrestler from Ryder University. He is also a Pan Am BJJ Brown Belt Champion. He has many belts and championships in his collection.
Coach Nesbitt is a JiuJitsu Blackbelt and has been a student and competitor in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for nearly a decade earning medals in various tournaments. In addition to BJJ, Coach Randy studies Muay Thai and was also a local wrestler from Pennsbury High School. He is currently a 1stgrade teacher for the Neshaminy School District where he has been teaching for 11 years.He began his career as a special education teacher. He specialized in educating autistic and learning support children ages 3-7. Randy heads up our Junior and Ninja JiuJitsu programs. His passion and personal goal is to make each of his students strong mentally, physically, and emotionally. He teaches all the important aspects of a healthy life: positive attitude, respect, healthy eating habits, goal setting, hard work, GRIT no QUIT mindset, and guides his students to always be their best.
Chris Popp started training at MPR almost a decade ago as a casual student. Over time Chris has become a real student of Muay Thai and Kickboxing as well as a Fighter. Chris teaches our Junior Striking Program and also is an assistant coach with our adults.
Yohannes has years of experience as an amateur MMA and Muay Thai Fighter. In addition to competing Yohannes also has his purple belt in JiuJitsu. Yohannes is the founder and owner of Havok Training Systems a personal training company.
Ian Foss is an MPR Black Belt and a multiple time BJJ JiuJitsu Champion from multiple organizations. Ian is one of our adult and Ninjas Jiujitsu coaches.
Justin Burke ``Diamond Striking`` is one of our MMA and Kickboxing Striking coaches. As a former fighter Justin brings a wealth of knowledge to our fighters and is regarded as an elite mitt holder.
Bob Clark has studied martial arts for over 45 years, USA Sambo National Team Head Coach since 2014 (World Championships, World Cups, Pan American Championships, & President's Cups, etc.), Master Level certified coach (Federation International Amateur Sambo - FIAS), former US National (Masters) & Pan American Sambo Champion, black belt judo, World Police & Fire Bronze medalist, US National Championship silver medalist (Masters), US National Military & Law Enforcement Championship silver medalist, 5th degree black belt Hapkido (Korea Hapkido Federation), law enforcement defensive tactics instructor (33+ years), US Army Combatives Trainer (served Operation Iraqi Freedom).