We're On Your Team
Our facility features a team of coaches whose experience is matched only by their dedication to our members. They take the time to get to know you personally, gaining a deep understanding of your goals and any unique challenges you might face. With the guidance from one of our professional coaches, a new level of YOU is within your reach.
Head Taekwondo Instructor
Extreme TKD Instructor
Coach Jo-El started martial arts at the age of 9. His parents wanted to give him an outlet to control his anger, he eventually grew into a much kinder person while falling in love with Taekwondo. Some of his biggest inspirations were movie stars: Jet Li and Donnie Yen. He also sought a lot of inspiration from From Taekwondo fighter Dae Hoon Lee.
In Coach Jo-El’s teenage years, he joined the Boy Scouts of America where he learned valuable life skill and climbed to the rank of eagle scout. Around the same time, he earned his first degree black belt and began competing. He went on to be a 3x Hae San TKD champion in both sparring and forms, and an Atlanta Open sparring champion.
Coach Jo-El has been practicing martial arts for 18+ years and is now a 3rd degree black belt. He also has 7 years of experience in Martial Arts Tricking, an art that combines gymnastics, breakdancing, martial arts techniques, and other abstract movements. In 2014, Jo-El qualified for the top 8 in the Red Bull Throwdown tricking world championship.
Favorite quote: “Talent doesn’t mean anything if you’re lacking focus” -Vinnie Paz
Head Muay Thai Coach
Head Boxing coach
Coach Roy started his martial arts journey at a young age under instruction of Wushu master Tory Campbell.
In 2010 he became a pupil of Senior Muay Thai instructor Joe Powers of Total Boxing, where he began teaching the art of 8 limbs to adults and children.
In 2015, Roy earned his Red/Brown Kru certification through the National United States Muay Thai Association.
Roy has also competed in the NFC 138lbs division alongside former NFC featherweight Champion.
Favorite quote:“Learning defense improves the attack. If the lion knows how the prey can escape, it’ll capture it in a much more precise way”
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach
Coach Devin stumbled across a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym seven years ago while looking for a fun environment to work out and lose weight. Fast forward to present day, she has lost over 65lbs, is a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, competes regularly, and trains 5-6 times a week at Traven Headquarters in Midtown under Professor Roberto Traven. Apart from training, which is her most favorite hobby, she enjoys conversing and reading in Spanish and Geocaching.
Coach Devin’s biggest goal in Jiu Jitsu is to accomplish the rank of black belt and be able to pass on her knowledge to all practitioners of the sport, but especially women. Under Professor Traven’s tutelage, she has competed since white belt, with some of her accomplishments being:
3x IBJJF Atlanta Open Gold Medalist, Adult Division
5x IBJJF Atlanta Open Silver Medalist, Adult Division
3x Atlanta Open Bronze Medalist, Adult Division
2x New Breed Gold Medalist, Adult Division
1x Copa Gold Medalist, Adult Division
IBJJF Pan Ams 2017 Gold Medalist, Adult Division, White Belt
IBJJF Pan Ams 2021 Bronze Medalist, Adult Division, Purple Belt
A real loser is someone who’s so afraid of not winning he doesn’t even try
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach
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Assistant Taekwondo Coach
Coach Alia started her Taekwondo journey in 2011, earning her first degree black belt at age 11 and second dan in 2021.
Alia’s greatest takeaway from taekwondo is the discipline that is learned while training because it has allowed her instill the self governing practice in her day-to-day life.
She says that watching the kids progress in taekwondo is one of the greatest pleasures in life, especially knowing that she was a part of the process.
Alia will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology to study industrial design and psychology. She hopes to make a career designing products that will help people live more sustainably.