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Experience

FIGHT GODSMIXED MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY, Seattle, WA

2017 –Present

Owner & Head Instructor

  • Established a start-up business; one of Seattle’s Premier MMA Gyms
  • Formulates and implements marketing strategy and creates marketing and digital materials using Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Manages day-to-day operations regarding billing, sales, and employee & customer relations that grows clientele steadily
  • Designs daily regimens for different age classes and provides detailed instruction to generate athlete potential
  • Incorporates cardio, proper nutritional support, and delivered crucial skill training for advanced practitioners
  • Provides world class innovative and customized training in Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and Wrestling
  • Delivers personalized client-centered and group-focused attention that built community commitment
  • Designs company products from concept to completion including apparel and equipment

Team Nogueira Dubai, Dubai, UAE

2014 – 2017

Assistant Program Director & Head MMA Instructor

  • Ran company meetings to engage employees and bring the best out of them regarding using the company business management software, customer retention, and event organization
  • Organized and Branded the event “Future Champions” that continues to promote Amateur Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and MMA events
  • Designed and implemented a MMA curriculum to build the MMA clienteleCoached the Professional Team to an undefeated record competing in several countries throughout the Middle East

KAMINARI DOJO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY, Grand Rapids, MI

2009 – 2014

Owner & Head Instructor

  • Founded & managed West Michigan’s #1 MMA fitness training facility
  • Lead MMA Instructor facilitating solid foundational technique in Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
  • Design daily regimens for different age classes and provide detailed instruction to generate athlete potential
  • Incorporates cardio, proper nutritional support, and delivered crucial skill training for advanced practitioners
  • Operated Dojo to espouse the traditional values of martial arts and to build practitioner values
  • Provided world class innovative and customized training in Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and Wrestling
  • Deliver personalized client-centered and group-focused attention that builds community commitment
  • Managed day-to-day operations regarding billing, sales, and employee & customer relations that has grown clientele

KAMINARI DOJO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY, Tokyo, Japan

2005 –2009

Owner & Head Instructor

  • Provided group facilitation and training in Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in Japanese & English
  • Delivered solid foundational technique in Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
  • Designed daily training lessons for different age classes and provided bilingual detailed technical instruction
  • Collaborated to produce client-centered & customized training in Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
  • Managed online marketing operations that promoted gym by driving community engagement and enrolling new members

PUREBRED TOKYO, Tokyo, Japan

2003 –2004

MMA Instructor

  • Transferred years of fighting expertise to instruct technically-sound Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing & Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
  • Facilitated classes in Japanese on a daily basis and promoted growing the facility by answering calls and client questions
  • Enrolled new members and promoted gym to the community which increased class frequency and class size

PROFESSIONAL FIGHTING EXPERIENCE

DEEP

2005 – 2008

Professional MMA Athlete

  • Performed for the Deep fight promotion in Japan in the 155lb weight class delivering exciting MMA fights
  • Utilized well-rounded Muay Thai Kickboxing, Judo, Submission Wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

BODOGFIGHT

2007

Professional MMA Athlete

  • Competed in professional mixed martial arts events promoted by BodogFight
  • All around fighter with excellent grappling skills

SHOOTO

2000 –2004

Professional MMA Athlete

  • Fought high-level opponents such as Takanori Gomi in events sanctioned by the Shooto promotion
  • Utilized grappling, boxing & judo skills mixed with quickness and aggression to formulate respectable MMA record in Japan

HAWAIIAN SUPER BRAWL

1999

Professional MMA Athlete

  • Won 1999 Lightweight Championship
  • Leveraged lifelong dedication to mixed martial arts to deliver action-packed fights
  • Competed professionally in Hawaiian Super Brawl, an Icon Sport promotion based in Honolulu, Hawaii