5.0 (17)
4 hires on
4 employees
3 years in business

About this pro

.I am a head coach at Primal MKE - MMA and Fitness. At Primal we serve all experience levels and help with fitness goals of all sizes.

With a beautiful training area for fitness and martial arts, I am able to provide the space and equipment required for private lessons. 

I also have a team of coaches that can provide support for strength and conditioning and fitness programming. 

It's simple. Coaching and helping people be better versions of themselves is my calling.

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Milwaukee, WI 53214
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17 Reviews


  • Chris Martin

    great baseball bat chokes nogi

  • Jimmy Christensen

    I recommend this gym to anyone at any level. The coaches break down techniques and then give you time to practice and use the moves immediately in live drilling. The culture allows people of various levels to train together and both learn something. Anyone interested in the sport or just having a great workout should check the gym out.

  • Julio Hernandez

    Good atmosphere and coaches

  • Kelly Richards

    Primal MKE has a dedicated, knowledgeable coaching staff devoted to pushing their students towards achieving their own personal growth goals. Well rounded, researched backed classes make for dynamic and engaging workouts sure to torch calories and expanded self defense knowledge. A variety of classes ensures you’ll never be bored. An emphasis on team culture, accountability and growth will help keep you on track whether your goals are fitness or competing.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I always want to meet a new student and find out what their goals are. Making sure we are a good fit for each other we would disucss a plan to achieve these goals as practially and efficiently as possible. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Currently a coach of kickboxing, Jui-Jitsu and MMA however boxing is perhaps the primary discipline I teach.

Former amateur boxer and MMA fighter and continue to compete in grappling and BJJ.

Recently completed a bachelors degree in sports science and coaching. 

The science of coaching and skill development is one of my primary interests. I continue to learn and develop my own understanding through my coaching network, podcasts and research.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Prices will depend on location and frequency. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started coaching around 10 years ago when my own coach and friend decided to open his own MMA gym. While I had enjoyed competing I felt moving into coaching was a better situation for me as a young father and time constraints.

I enjoyed coaching and from early on I was committed to pursuing the most effective methods of teaching and learning the sport. I shortly after returned to school to study sports science and coaching which has very much changed how I view and practice coaching.

What types of students have you worked with?

One of the most interesting parts of coaching this sport is the diversity of people and the goals they aspire to.

I regularly work with brand new students of all ages and backgrounds. I also work with both amateurs and professional MMA fighters.

One of the biggest misconceptions I feel about combat sports is that of who participates. Generally speaking, I find those in the community to be very respectful, intelligent and good people.   

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I am proud of anyone who conquers their fears and challenges themselves in this sport. I see no reason why ones first amatuer fight is less of a personal achievement than that a World Championship. It's all relative and stepping in the cage or ring is always worthy of my respect.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find a coach you can relate to. The student and coach relationship should foster motivation and trust. This means the coach should have the best interests of the student. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Goals should be lofty but not unrealistic. It's ok to want to be a World Champion but realize first and foremost there is no magic bullet. Regardless of the coach, the simple formula to development is (Time x appropriate practice = level of success).