MMA Head Coach
Also coaches in Philadelphia with Daniel Gracie Team / John Marquez MMA. This gym includes several UFC Fighters in addition to fighters from other top promotions such as PFL and Bellator.
Former Taekwondo competitor and Kickboxer
7th Dan Taekwondo (Grandmaster) - Dan Certifications include USTA (President/Grandmaster Richard Chun), Korean Taekwondo Moo Duk Kwan (President Jae Kyu Chon), Richard Chun Taekwondo Headquarters (President/Grandmaster Fred Kouefati), and Kukkiwon.
4th Dan Hapkido (Master)/ Certified WHA International Instructor
Certified (President/Grandmaster Tae Jung)
Lead Instructor: Police Defensive Tactics
Master Kim Barnard
4th Dan Taekwondo (Master) – Dan Certifications include USTA (President/Grandmaster Richard Chun), Korean Taekwondo Moo Duk Kwan (President Jae Kyu Chon), Han Ho Martial Arts (President/Grandmaster Mike Barnard), and
Richard Chun Taekwondo Headquarters (President/Grandmaster Fred Kouefati)
Certified Richard Chun Taekwondo Headquarters Instructor
Certified (President/Grandmaster Fred Kouefati)
Head Coach- Women’s Kickboxing
Instructor: Police Defensive Tactics
Coach Cole Barnard
MMA Coach - Kickboxing & Conditioning / Take Down & Take Down Defense / Ground & Pound, Intro to MMA, and Youth MMA
Current Pro MMA Welterweight Fighter
In addition to his training at Secret Weapon MMA. Cole regularly trains in Philadelphia with John Marquez MMA / Daniel Gracie Team.
Former Taekwondo competitor with numerous first place wins.
4th Dan Black Belt Taekwondo (Master)– Dan Certificates include USTA (Grandmaster Richard Chun), Kukkiwon, Han Ho Martial Arts (Grandmaster Mike Barnard)
1st Dan Black Belt Hapkido – Dan Certificates: World Hapkido Association (Grandmaster Tae Jung), Han Ho Martial Arts (Master Mike Barnard)
Coach Matt Acquista
Head Coach: BJJ (MMA Program)
Head Coach: Boxing (MMA Program)
Jiu Jitsu Black Belt - Daniel Gracie
IBJJF Competitor – Team Renzo Gracie
USA Boxing Certified Amateur Boxer
NYC Golden Gloves Competitor – Judah Brother Boxing Club
Coach Ricky Scott
Head Coach - MMA Wrestling
Owner of Deep Roots Wrestling Club
Coach Scott’s credits include:
4x Section 9 Champion.
3x NYS Place Finisher.
2x NYS Champion.
NHSCA Senior Nationals All American.
Team USA Dapper Dan and Dream Team Selection Full Scholarship NCAA D1 MMA
Athlete at University at Buffalo.