Dan has been with Fusion for over 20 years! He holds a Black Belt in Jits/ MMA Submission Grappling. He is a Lieutenant in the Atlanta Police Department, competes in No-Gi tournaments, and has 25 years experience in the Martial Arts. His little girl attends class, he is an instructor in the Youth/Mighty MMA classes and both the Adult MMA and the MMA Striking and Conditioning classes! He is an excellent role model and a dear friend.
Laurie has been training at few for over a decade and has been an assistant instructor in our Fusion Fit class for almost as many years. Laurie is a wonderful person with many gifts like DRIVE, FOCUS and TECHNIQUE! She is an asset to Fusion's team of guest coaches and we appreciate her willingness to help out!
Sean has been with Fusion since 2011! In that time we have had the pleasure of training not only him, but his bride and heir as well! Sean is a guest coach at Fusion, an assistant coach in the "Mindset" classes and The Complete Combatant. Sean is owner and head coach of Center Mass Tactical Training and co-hosts Fighter Ready with Brian and The Complete Combatant. When not engaged in corporate consulting and coaching on Agile practices utilizing Scrum, Kanban, and Lean principles he can be found on the range coaching those wishing to increase their knowledge of all thing gunpowder related. Sean actively studies submission grappling and MMA techniques and competes in both North American Grappling Association (NAGA) with division 1st place finishes in 2012 & 2013 and New Breed open competitions. His company motto embraces the philosophy “only hits matter” and the first to strike gains the upper hand; “First Round, On Target, In Time, Always”!
Tim has been with Fusion since 2009! He holds a Black Belt in Jiu-jitsu and a Brown Belt in MMA Submission Grappling! He competes in No-Gi grappling tournaments, has 2 kids training in the Youth MMA class, one in the Mighty MMA class and is an excellent Adult/Youth/Mighty MMA Coach.
Kevin has been with Fusion since 2008. He is a Lieutenant with the Brookhaven Police Department, holds a Brown Belt in Jits/ MMA Submission Grappling, competes around the state of Georgia in No-Gi grappling tournaments, and is an Amateur MMA fighter! He trains in both Adult MMA and MMA Striking & Conditioning classes and is “all around” a fantastic Mighty MMA, Youth MMA and Adult MMA Coach!
Gedde has been training for MMA since 2007 under many different groups, but Fusion is his home now. Outside of mixed martial arts, he has acclaimed many firearm certifications and currently trains both at Fusion, and at GA Firing Line where he is a pistol, rifle, AR, and shotgun instructor. He is also a competitive shooter competing in IDPA, GADPA, and carbine matches. He became a coach for The Complete Combatant and the 'Mindset" classes in 2015. He is a fantastic coach with the excellent skills yet is forever the student.
Brian (aka Coach “Brain”) has been training at Fusion in the MMA Striking & Conditioning class since 2011 and has started training in the Adult MMA in 2014! He works at a small political advertising agency as director of accounts. As far as training goes, he started back in 1995. He has a 3rd in Combat Karate with experience with Aikido, Shotokan and Kickboxing. He is a great Coach that excels at troubleshooting and details which is great for improving……hence the nickname BRAIN!
James has been in the Adult MMA/Striking class since 2010, completing in and winning many grappling tournaments around the state. While serving in the US Marine Corps infantry and deploying to the middle east twice, he continued his martial arts training and is an undefeated amateur fighter. His strengths are wrestling, striking and fight conditioning. He is amazing with students of all ages, has the patience on a nun and the skills of hero and protector! Glad to have you back on the mat James! You will see James in all classes from time to time! Welcome him with open arms and handshakes for his service to our country and his outstanding coaching abilities!