We are excited for you to meet our team of instructors! Together they bring many years of experience in a wide variety of arts and fighting styles. They work hard to foster a welcoming, inclusive environment while providing a practical but fun application of the arts they teach. Their priority is working with you to attain your training goals while helping to maintain and protect your health and wellbeing.
Pat (he/him) founded GMMAC in 2021 and has been instructing martial arts since 2011. He heads up the school’s combat art programs and is ranked Mataas na Guro in Pekiti-Tirsia Kali and Khru (silver sash) in Buddhai Sawan Krabi Krabong. He is also a veteran Dog Brothers fighter and has attained the fighter name ˜Green Mountain Dog.” Additionally, he is the sitting president of the Buddhai Sawan Association of North America.
Pat began his martial arts training in 2005 in Muay Thai and BJJ. However, exposure to other systems brought a shift in focus to combat oriented arts in 2006.
Amber (she/her) is GMMAC’s general manager and leads our Muay Thai and BJJ programs. She won the International Revgear Tournament of Champions 2017 Novice Welterweight Title in Muay Thai and has won medals in several BJJ competitions.
Amber began training in martial arts in 2012 after having trained and competed in wrestling for 4 years. She has trained in multiple martial arts over the years, most notably in Muay Thai, BJJ, Judo, Boxing, Krabi Krabong and Kali. She holds a brown belt in BJJ, yellow belt in Judo and blue sash in Krabi Krabong.
Robin (they/them) is a 200 hour certified yoga teacher with multiple years of experience teaching. They are also a purple belt in BJJ and a level one Muay Thai student. They have been training martial arts on and off for over 10 years.
Robin assists with our BJJ and Muay Thai programs and leads our LGBTQIA+ Youth BJJ program.
Mike (he/him) assists with our Krabi Krabong and Kali programs and is ranked Lakan Isa in Pekiti-Tirsia Kali and Assistant Khru (red sash) in Buddhai Sawan Krabi Krabong. He has also fought in Dog Brothers Gatherings.
Mike began his martial arts training in the late 1990s in Muay Thai and the Vietnamese martial art Cuong Nhu. After a hiatus, he resumed Muay Thai training in 2016 and began training in Kali and Krabi Krabong. Mike has also investigated several other martial arts and often trains in Judo and Illustrisimo Kali.