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Jim founded Chicago Muay Thai in April, 2011 and has over 26 years experience training in Muay Thai. Jim started training in 1996 under Wayne Gregory and Pat White. Wayne Gregory was the first foreigner to ever defeat a Thai in the famous Lumpinee Stadium training under Apidiji and Jonsanang at Fairtex Thailand.. Jim first trained in in Thailand in 2000 at Rompo Gym Bangkok and has over 10 subsequent trips to Thailand training at Tiger Muay Thai, Dragon Muay Thai, Kru Dam Bangkok and others. Jim is a former competitive Bare Knuckle Fighter (18 yrs), the 2001 Shidokan Middleweight Team Champion, and 1998 International Shidokan Cup (2nd place). He holds a Black Belt in Shidokan and Brown Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (11 yrs). Jim also wrestled competitively for 5 years from the age of 13 to age 18. He has coached 6 national Muay Thai champions and is currently the coach for Glory Kick Boxer, Ryot Waller and has coached UFC Fighter, Razak Al-Hassan . Jim has coached 8 National Muay Thai Champions who collectively won 10 Championship belts since 2019.
Chris is a MMA strength and conditioning coach, Certified Personal Trainer (CMOFIT), fitness and nutrition coach, and Sport Yoga Certified. He is a coach for Professional Glory Kickboxer, Ryot Waller. Chris is also a former competitive bare knuckle fighter (7 yrs), 2005 World Shidokan Superfight Lightweight Champion, 2003 Stuttgart Germany (2nd place), and 2002 International Coupe De France Shidokan winner. He has over 37 years Martial Arts experience.
Mike is a former competitive fighter and coach with over 10 years experience training Muay Thai. He has a Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and and extensive background in Kung Fu.
Jon is the 2019 National Super Lightweight TBA Champion with over 8 years experience training Muay Thai. He is the 2019 WMO Winner and is undefeated as a fighter (6-0).
John has over 20 years experience in various combat sports, having trained multiple professional fighters in both the UFC and Bellator. He has competed in boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, judo, wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Pankration. John has a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has trained in Thailand.
Michelle has been at Chicago Muay Thai since 2015, with over 12 years experience training Muay Thai. Michelle trained Muay Thai for 5 years under Coach Andre Madiz and submission grappling for 1 year under Alex Matusov, a veteran of the Soviet National Team. She is undefeated as a fighter.
Andre competes in both national and local Muay Thai tournaments with over 5 years experience training Muay Thai. He is a 2019 Revgear Tournament Finalist, 2019 TBA Tournament C Class National Light Middleweight Finalist and 2019 Revgear Tournament B Class National Super Welterweight Finalist.