Instructors

INSTRUCTORS

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SIFU TOM CLARK

Senior Chief Instructor

Tom Clark is the founder of Practical Martial Arts Training Systems and has more than 30 years of training and teaching in the Martial Arts. He also had one of the very first MMA schools in Baltimore, Maryland. Tom has worked with Children and Adults of all ages in various aspects of the martial arts and is a very patient and technical teacher. He has been certified as a Full Instructor and authorized to teach the late Bruce Lee’s art of Jeet Kune Do which include the Filipino Martial Arts of Kali / Eskrima. He has trained personally under the original students of Bruce Lee: Dan Inosanto, The late Larry Hartsell and The late Richard Bustillo. Tom has also trained with former light heavyweight shoot wrestling champion Erik Paulson. Tom holds Black Belts in Karate, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, & Kendo/Iaido. He has also had some training in Aikido, some Chinese martial arts and several weapons based arts. Tom has studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with and was a Representative for Carlson Gracie Jr. for several years.

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SIFU CHRIS CLARK

CHIEF MMA / Black Belt BJJ INSTRUCTOR

Sifu Christopher Clark, son of Sifu Thomas Clark, has been training in the martial arts since he was a toddler. Not only has he trained under Sifu Tom Clark, he has personally trained with the late Sifu Larry Hartsell, Carlson Gracie Jr, Sifu Richard Bustillo, and Muay Thai instructor Scott Anderson. Chris is a Full Instructor in Jeet Kune Do and holds a Black Belt rank in Goju Ryu Karate. Chris is also an avid competitor, trainer & coach in Mixed Martial Arts and Submission Grappling events. Chris is also currently training under World Champion Professor Daniel Beleza in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & has obtained the coveted Black Belt in this art.

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Sean kelly

jkd kickboxing instructor

Sean Kelly has been training with Practical MMA since the early 2000's and has successfully competed in Kickboxing, MMA and BJJ competitions. Sean has earned his right to teach others and is an extremely talented striker who is great at teaching proper fighting fundamental mechanics.

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Steve Salamony

No-Gi Grappling Instructor- BJJ Brown Belt

"Sal" has been training with Practical MMA since the early 2000's and has had success competing in NO-GI BJJ competitions. Sal has showed alot of devotion to Practical MMA and has become a great instructor in NO-Gi Grappling.

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ZACH CAMPBELL

Brown Belt BJJ Instructor

Zach Campbell earned his Brown Belt in 2019, He is a very knowledgeable instructor who pays close attention to detail and is always willing to help fellow students better their abilities.

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BROCK CHITTUM

Purple Belt BJJ INSTRUCTOR

Brock is a talented instructor and avid competitor in BJJ who has received many gold medals in this sport. Coming from a wrestling back round he is able to teach and help students learn a solid game for competition.

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kevin newman

Level 1 KICKBOXING COACH

Kevin has been training in the art of kickboxing for many years and is very passionate about the art. A great instructor for newer technical details.

ANTHONY BRIZZI

BOXING COACH

Anthony Brizzi (Coach Brizzi) is the founder of Hybrid Boxing & MMA and a Full Instructor under Sifu Thomas Clark in Bruce Lee's art of Jeet Kune Do.  Coach Brizzi has been coaching Boxing for several years and is a certified USA Boxing Coach and his Hybrid Boxing is registerd with USA Boxing.