Academy Owner – Lead Instructor
Paul “The Evil Professor” Antonelli has been involved in martial arts for the last 25 years . Coach Paul has extensive training in multiple martial arts including Muay Thai, American Kickboxing, MMA, Filipino Kali and Jeet Kune Do. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science and is currently finishing his Masters degree in Kinesiology at the University of Central Florida. Coach Paul has trained and taught all over the world and is considered to be a subject matter expert in CQB by the U.S. State Department. On the weekends, when Paul isn’t cornering one of our fighters you might find him judging, refereeing, or doing commentary for one of the many local Muay Thai or MMA events!.
- Certified Exercise Physiologist – American College of Sports Medicine
- Certified Sports Nutritionist – International Society of Sports Nutrition
- MMA Conditioning Coach – MMA Conditioning Association
- Behavioral Change Specialist – PTA Global
- MMA Conditioning Specialist – National Academy of Sports Medicine
Coach – CQB Specialist
Coach Juan was born in Manhattan but raised in the Dominican Republic. Since childhood Juan has always been interested in exploring both the physical and mental limits of the human condition. As a youth that was in the form of mountain biking, Tae Kwon Do, and even becoming a volunteer firefighter. Today Coach Juan is an accomplished martial arts competitor, triathlete, endurance/obstacle racer, and marathonist. He’s represented Combat Theory as a competitor on the local, regional, and international level! Whether preparing for an upcoming race, fight or just everyday life Coach Juan is always putting in the work.
- Open Champion – IKF Georgia Winter Classic
- Grand Champion – IKF Orlando PMT
- NRA Basic Pistol Course
- NRA Defensive Pistol Course
- Rogue Methods Close Contact Gun Fighter
- Condition One Group – CQB 1, 2, & 3
- Notable Seminars Attended:
- Antonina & Valentina Shevchenko
- Asa Ten Pow
- Liam Harrison
Coach Robert has been involved in martial arts for the last 12 years. Robert’s path from extreme enthusiast to active competitor started with him losing over 60 pounds. He’s had the privilege of training and sharing the mat with both the early pioneers of MMA and current day champions. Along with helping his teammates achieve their goals, Coach Robert is still an active competitor traveling across the country representing Combat Theory and the Modern American Muay Thai system.
- Professional Pad Holding For Kickboxing (Level 1) – Mitt Master
Coach – Social Media Manager
Gina Martinez started off her fitness journey through the practice of Yoga. Falling in love with yoga back in 2014 and growing through the practice brought her to becoming a yoga teacher in the community. By 2018, she gained her 200 hrs completing a YTT program and began teaching out of yoga studios and private events. Not only did she want to connect with those in the yoga community. She also wanted to reach people that didn’t have the opportunities to take a studio based class. Gina went on to becoming certified through Brain Fit Yoga to reach those in the Corporate world and Senior centers.
In 2020 Gina began her martial arts training in BJJ and Muay Thai. She currently holds a white belt in BJJ and has competed multiple times in Muay Thai competitions. She’s traveled and attended several seminars with Elite fighters/coaches in the Muay Thai & MMA community to improve her knowledge in martial arts and as a Martial Artist. Gina has started teaching the kids Muay Thai program, assist in Combat Theory seminars, and when she’s isn’t doing that she helping Paul corner one of our fighters or even now judging local PKB Muay Thai competitions.