Trainer Category: Kickboxing

Don Rodger

Don Rodger

A former United States Marine, Don Rodger is the President of Apex Martial Arts Center/Open Guard BJJ and runs the day-to-day operations.  Don also works with the teen and adult Cardio Kickboxing classes and the Competition Kickboxing team. Don began his official martial arts journey in 2010, training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Professor Geoff Balme, […]

Wayne Spinola

Wayne Spinola

Wayne began his martial arts journey in 1992 under Martial Arts Hall of Fame instructor Sensei Chris Scura. In 1998, he received his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do from Sensei Scura and went on to win 2 National Free Fight Championships. Wayne also has Black Belts in American Kempo and Japanese Jiu Jitsu under […]

Leon Nelson

Leon Nelson

At a very early age, Leon began training with 10th Degree Black Belt John Izzo of John Izzo Okinawan Karate and Kenpo in Schenectady, NY. He earned a three-stripe brown belt in Kung Fu and Kenpo. In high school, he trained at Faragon’s Karate and kickboxing in Albany, NY where he studied under World Kickboxing […]

Chad Boykin

Chad began training in Dutch-Style Kickboxing and Muay Thai with Scott Francis, and in boxing with Pan American boxer Tony Avery, in 1994 at the Academy of Muay Thai Kickboxing. He began in-ring competition and working as an instructor at the Academy in 1997. In 1998 Chad won the Toughman boxing tournament via four consecutive […]

Anthony Edwards | BJJ Instructor

Anthony Edwards

Anthony began training in Muay Thai in 2008 under 2X World Champion Jermaine Andre.  During his time with Jermaine, he also trained with wrestling coach Lewis Mendez. In 2011, Anthony started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training at 10th Planet BJJ in St. Louis under head coach Eric Schuettenberg. He accepted his first Mixed Martial Arts fight in […]

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