Instructors

Steve Colón

Coaching Accomplishments:

  • Founder of Team Colón MMA 2005
  • Over 1,000 Coaching Victories: MMA, Wrestling, Sport Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai & Boxing
  • Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • Coach to UFC, Bellator, BKFC & LFA Fighters
  • 47 MMA, Boxing & Bare Knuckle Champions
  • Fight Card Entertainment Chicagoland Team Champions
  • Certified USA Wrestling & USA Boxing Coach
  • MMA Coach of the Year (Top of the Food Chain Fight Company)
  • C3 Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Wrestling Coach Wirt High School 2000 – 2008
  • Over 25 years Training & Coaching in MMA 1996 – Present

Competition Highlights:

  • 8x Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion
  • 3x IBJJF Chicago Open Champion

Jeff Neal

Coaching Accomplishments:

  • Professional & Amateur Certified MMA Coach/Cornerman
  • USA Boxing Certified Coach & Cornerman
  • Over 1,000 Coaching Victories: MMA, Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing & Judo 
  • 4th Degree Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Judo Black Belt
  • Coach to UFC and Bellator Fighters
  • Strength & Conditioning consultant to the Northwestern Wildcats Football team during 2012 season (The year they won the Gator Bowl)
  • As seen on PPV, Spike and Fox
  • Instructor to members of Military, FBI, Secret Service, Air Marshals, Correctional Officers & Police

Competition Highlights:

  • Chicago Challenge MMA Champion
  • Fight Club Boxing Winner
  • Pan American Silver Medal (Jiu-Jitsu)

Adrienne Einikis

Competition Highlights:

  • 2x IBJJF Master Worlds Champion (Jiu-Jitsu)
  • Chicago Golden Gloves Boxing Champion
  • 3x Pan American Champion (Jiu-Jitsu)
  • 2x Judo Champion
  • 7x North American Grappling Association Champion
  • 13x First Place Finishes International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Lisa Bernau

Competition Highlights:

  • London, England Open Champion (Jiu-Jitsu)
  • IBJJF Master Worlds Champion (Jiu-Jitsu)
  • ADCC Chicago Champion
  • Five Grappling Champion
  • 4x Chicago Open Champion (Jiu-Jitsu)
  • 8x International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Champion
  • Fight 2 Win Jiu-Jitsu Veteran

Payton Brezinski

Competition Highlights:

  • Mixed Martial Arts Overall Record 10-2
  • Fight Card Entertainment Flyweight MMA Champion
  • Hoosier Fight Club Flyweight MMA Champion
  • Hoosier Fight Club Bantamweight MMA Champion
  • Moore MMA Flyweight Champion
  • USA Boxing Record 7-2
  • Ranked #1 in Indiana and Illinois (MMA)

Zach Lile

Competition Highlights:

  • Mixed Martial Arts Record 5-1
  • Grigg’s Entertainment Lightweight MMA Champion
  • Extreme Grappling Open Champion
  • Combate Jiu-Jitsu Champion

Angel Manfredy

Competition Highlights:

  • Former Professional Boxer
  • World Super Featherweight Champion (WBU)
  • 7 World Title Defenses (WBU)
  • Record: 43-8-1
  • 32 Knockouts
  • 23 Fight Win Streak 
  • HBO Boxing After Dark’s highest rated Fight of 1999 

Dave Maldonado

Coaching Accomplishments:

  • Wrestling  Coach Merrillville High School 2002 to Present
  • 8 Indiana High School State Champions
  • 3 High School Senior National Champions
  • 207-70 High School Dual Record
  • 17x Sectional Champions
  • 10x Regional Champions
  • 4x Semi-State Champions

Competition Highlights:

  • Iowa State Colligate Wrestling Team 4 years
  • 3x NCAA National Qualifier 
  • Indiana High School Wrestling State Champion
  • Senior National Wrestling Champion
  • Honolulu, Hawaii International Tournament Champion & Most Valuable Wrestler
  • Mexico City International Freestyle & Greco Roman Champion