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) heads up GMMAC’s combat arts, focusing on Filipino and Thai based systems. He is ranked Mataas na Guro in Pekiti-Tirsia Kali and Khru in Buddhai Sawan Krabi Krabong. He is also a veteran Dog Brothers fighter and has attained the fighter name ˜Green Mountain Dog.”
Pat began his martial arts training in 2005 in freestyle kickboxing and BJJ. However, exposure to other systems/arts brought a shift in focus to combat arts. He fights regularly at Dog Brothers Gatherings and actively teaches and prepares fighters in Vermont and throughout New England. He has also undergone immersed training in the Philippines and attends numerous seminars throughout North America.
Rob (he/him) heads up GMMAC’s Muay Thai program and has been practicing martial arts since 2013. In addition to coaching Muay Thai, he is also an Assistant Khru in Buddhai Sawan Krabi Krabong, and has assisted in BJJ/MMA instruction as a blue belt.
Rob has competed in multiple national Muay Thai and BJJ tournaments as well as some Dog Brothers Gatherings. Rob attends numerous seminars and trainings throughout North America in his perpetual quest to bring new techniques to his students.
Amber (she/her) has been training martial arts since 2012 in Muay Thai, BJJ, Judo, boxing, Krabi Krabong and Kali. She holds a purple belt in BJJ, yellow belt in Judo and blue sash in Krabi Krabong. She also has 4 years of wrestling experience.
Amber leads our BJJ program and assists with our Muay Thai program. She has won various medals for BJJ competitions and won the International Revgear Tournament of Champions 2017 Novice Welterweight Title in Muay Thai.
Robin (they/them) is a 200 hour certified yoga teacher with multiple years of experience teaching. Their very first class was Vinyasa Flow for Combat Athletes, a class specifically tailored to the needs of martial arts practitioners.
Robin is also a blue belt in BJJ and a level one Muay Thai student. They have been training martial arts on and off for over eight years.