Toney Waldecker

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.
Waldecker has a long history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Sambo competition wins to his name. In 2007 Waldecker traveled to Thailand to train and compete in a Professional MMA and Mauy-Thai competition, winning both fights. He continues to teach and compete and remains fiercly loyal to the Relson style.

2005 Gracie Nationals Gi Open Class – Silver (Brown)
2004 Arnold Worlds Open Class Gi – Gold (Purple)
2003 Budweiser Jiu-Jitsu World Cup – Gold shared with teammate(Blue)
2001 Gracie Nationals Gi – Silver (Blue)
1999 Sambo Nationals – Gold
1998 Sambo Nationals – Bronze

UFC Coach Nima Mazhari

Kaizen MMA Head coach

Martial Arts Experience: 26 years
Karate, Kick Boxing, BJJ and MMA
Over 100 Plus Full contact fights worldwide
Numerous Championship from World Sabaki, Kyokushin and other
Bare Knuckle Full contact Championship
Toughest fighter for Glaube Feitosa (K1 Grand Prix Champion) in 1999

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.

Najim Wali

Martial Arts Experience: 14 years
Pro MMA fighter
Amature and Pro record 11-1-0
Last 7 fights finished with KO
2011 LOC MMA 205LB Title
2009-10 IFK Title
2009 WKA National Richmond, VA 3rd Place
2007 Euro-Asian Sabaki Challenge Istanbul 1st
2006 World Sabaki Challenge Denver, Co 1st

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

Bernard Nimmons

Wrestling Coach

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.
Coach Nimmons was a state finalist in high school in Florida. He Wrestled collegiately at Slippery Rock University where he lettered 3 years and was a NCAA National qualifier.

Kyle Dalton

Bjj Instructor

Brown Belt


Boxing Coach

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.

Rafael Garcia

Bjj Instructor

Brown Belt

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Oz Casey Dedeal

Purple belt in Relson Gracie Jiujitsu

Plus 2 years wrestling experience

Ruby Loutfi
Martial Arts Experience: 10 Years
2nd Degree Black Belt in Enshin
Personal trainer, Kids Karate, Kick Boxing and Fitness Instructor

Mu Ali

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.
2006 Golden Gloves champion
2006 Gerogia Games Boxing gold medalist
Undefeated boxer and Mixed Martial Artist
2011 LOC welterweight Grand Prix Tournament Champion
2010 No gi Pan Ams bronze medalist
Multiple times grappling champion