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"MR." Cheeks III

Owner & Head Instructor

  • Bachelor's degree in PE and Health (Licensed Teacher)

  • Collegiate Wrestler

  • Started training in Martial Arts in November 2009

  • Aiki Kempo Black belt

  • Gracie Barra BJJ Brown Belt

  • Impact Fighting Championship 155lb Pro Lightweight Champion

  • Fury Fighting Championship 155lb Pro Lightweight Champion

  • Professional MMA fighter since 2011- April 2022


Dominick Castillo

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Owner of Cast Iron Athletics LLC

(athletic and personal training)


  • Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology (Fitness and Sports)

  • Certified ACE Personal Trainer

  • Certified ACE Fitness Nutritionist

  • Certified ACE Yoga and Pilates trainer

  • Certified in Training for Warriors (level 1)

  • USA weightlifting certificate

  • TRX Instructor certificate

  • Blue Belt in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)

  • Trained and competed 1 year in the art of SanShou (Chinese Kickboxing)

  • Trainer to many high level and  professional athletes: HS State Champions, Collegiate Athletes, and UFC, Bellator, LFA fighters  

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