2nd Degree Black Belt under Relson Gracie
Waldecker is a former Marine and head Jiu-Jitsu instructor of Relson Gracie Academy at Kaizen MMA, and Calvert MMA. Waldecker started his training in the mid nineties and was promoted to Black Belt by Relson in April 2008. He has trained and competed in Sambo, MMA and Mauy-Thai. Waldecker has worked with the Modern Army Combatives and Law Enforcement in the areas of defensive tactics, weapon retention and self defense.
UFC Coach Nima Mazhari
Kaizen MMA Head coach
Martial Arts Experience: 26 years
UFC fighter Kamal Shalorus
MMA Wrestling Instructor
UFC fighter Kamal Shalorus was born on a small farm in northern Iran and began wrestling as a youth in his village. Hard work on the farm made Kamal tough and strong and he became a standout wrester capturing the Iranian Junior National championship in Freestyle wrestling. From there Kamal became an International wrestling phenomeonon winning the British Commonwealth Freestyle championship in 2001 and representing Great Britain in the olympics in Freestyle Wrestling in 2004. Kamal’s thirst for knowledge in combat sports did not end at the olympics in fact it was only beginning. Kamal travelled to Bulgaria to learn the art of Russin Sambo and studied catch wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in England to prepare himself for the Abu Dhabi World Submission Wrestling Championships. Kamal impressed everyone at Abu Dhabi with wins over World Shooto Champion Joakim Hansen and the number one ranked BJJ player in the world Saulo Ribiero. Still Kamal thristed for more as he travelled across the pond to the United States to enter the dangerous world of mixed martial arts. The “Prince of Persia” continued his catch wrestling training under Sensei Erik Paulson and Randy Couture’s grappling instructor Neil Melanson and continued to study Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Relson Gracie and Phil Cardella. In addition he added lethal Muay Thai and Boxing to round out his game and worked extensively with Pat Miletich and the Miletich camp. Kamal also returned periodically to his native Iran to train with his brother who is the Iranian National Team’s freestyle wrestling coach.
Martial Arts Experience: 14 years
Timothy “The Good Soldier” Woods
Muay Thai instructor
Muay Thai instructor with the MMA Record of 6-3-0 know as the star of UWC for his Knee kick and Punches
Coach Nimmons has been a High school Wrestling coach for over a decade. He has coached 4 state champions, 19 regional champions, and dozens of district champions.
Began boxing 1980 – 1994 Amateur record 118 – 20 Turn pro in 1993 Four fights 4-0 Three stops , one decision. Car accident stopped career in June of 1994.
Oz Casey Dedeal
Purple belt in Relson Gracie Jiujitsu
Plus 2 years wrestling experience
Martial Arts Experience: 10 Years
2nd Degree Black Belt in Enshin
Personal trainer, Kids Karate, Kick Boxing and Fitness Instructor
Muay Thai instructor
He began training in boxing over a decade ago, and after a short while training in boxing began to cross train in Brazilian jiu jitsu submission wrestling Muay Thai judo and mixed martial arts.