Instructors

Meet our team of Instructors.

All of our instructors are patient and work closely with the students. Many schools only pay close attention to their competitors. We make all students feel welcome whether a competitor or someone doing it for fun.

Mike Martin
Owner and Professor
Mike Martin is a second degree black belt in American freestyle karate, a brown belt in Judo, and a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Joe Moreira . He has trained and studied martial arts for eleven years. Eight of
Mike Burlaka
Adult and Kids BJJ Instructor
After watching UFC 2 life for me would never be the same. I instantly fell in love with the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu after watching this tall skinny guy dispatch all comers regardless of size or experience. I started
Todd
Adult BJJ Instructor
Todd has been with Strong Heart from the beginning of the school. He teaches the daytime Adult BJJ classes. He teaches on Mondays and Wednesdays.  He bring many years of experience to the mat.
Mario Gaxiola
Adult BJJ Instructor
Mario has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 2003. He has competed in local and national competitions such as the Pan Ams. We are happy to have him as an instructor.
Nick Sliger
BJJ Blackbelt
Nick has been with Mike since the beginning of the school.  He received his blackbelt about ten years ago.  He has great traditional BJJ and is good at body leverage.
Ronee Dizon
Adult BJJ Instructor
Ronnee has a wrestling background as has fought in local MMA matches.  He has been training with Strong Heart for many years and has competed many times in BJJ tournaments.
Casey Quist
Adult BJJ Instructor
Casey he originally started training martial arts at 10 years old.  He did not start his bjj journey with us but we welcomed him in to the Strong Heart family.  He has been with us for years and breaks down
Riley Truit
MMA Instructor
Riley teaches our Mixed Martial Arts classes.  He has fought in boxing and MMA as well as trains in our Adult BJJ program.  He has competed in Boxing, MMA, and BJJ.  He has six boxing titles/belts.
Tim Metcalf
Kids BJJ Instructor
Tim is a coach in our Kids BJJ program.  Tim and his son have both competed in BJJ competition, not to mention his wife has competed too.  As a father he is a great fit in our program working with
Brandon Delafield
Kids BJJ Instructor
Brandon is a coach in the Kids BJJ program.  Brandon and his son have both competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions.  His son originally started in the kids program but is now in the Adult BJJ program.
Michael Rogers
Kids BJJ Instructor
Like many of the Kids BJJ coaches Michael and his son both train BJJ.  Mike works with the kids and helps coach the kids and prepare for competition.
JD Scott
Kids BJJ Instructor
JD helps the Tiny Tigers.  It is great that he gets to work in his son's in class as Martial Arts instructor.  He is a huge help and has a shining smile that makes the kids feel at ease.