David Jofre: Boxing – Muay Thai – MMA Workout – Certified Personal Trainer
David Jofre (left) is originally from Chile. Inspired by martial arts movies, he started studying full contact karate kyokushinkai-Kan and Muay Thai at age 11. In 1998, he set a South American record for 50 consecutive full contact rounds/kumite, undefeated in Coquimbo, Chile. In 2002, he earned his black belt with authorization from the Kyokushinkai-Kan International Karate Organization 3 in Japan to open a dojo anywhere in the world. In 2006, he became a certified personal trainer with NESTA. In 2007, he obtained 1st-place Heavyweight Knockdown Challenge in Washington.
Emre Gundogdu: Muay Thai
Emre Gundogdu is from Istanbul, Turkey, and has been living in Seattle since 2006. He began his career in martial arts with Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido and eventually moved on to Muay Thai. He has trained Muay Thai in both Thailand and Seattle, training locally with Scotty Schaffer and Maurice Smith. Although he has trained in many disciplines, he considers Muay Thai to be the best martial art: “It makes you both mentally and physically strong.” As an instructor, Emre likes to focus on technique, and believes the key to perfect technique is repetition. Outside of work Emre enjoys lifting weights, hiking, and camping in the summer.
Stephanie Webber: Boxing
Stephanie is a professional MMA Fighter and has been competing in many types of sports all her life. Her personal goal is to become Washington’s most well known MMA fighter. She wants to keep business local and work with the Seattle community to build the female MMA program into something positive, productive, fun and exciting for women in Seattle. Besides MMA she enjoys cross fit, weight training, wrestling, boxing and being a mother. She has a culinary degree and has spent many years in the culinary industry working with people and food.
Joshua Foley: Muay Thai – Boxing – ISSA Certified Personal Trainer – USA Olympic Lifting Coach
He has been involved in the gym and fitness industry for over 12 years. His Muay Thai career started in North Jersey Muay Thai gym in NJ. Later trained under the famous Fairtex trainers in San Francisco. He has also trained in Chay Yai Muay Thai Gym Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he had his debut as a professional Muay Thai fighter. Josh also has several amateur boxing fights, competed in Strongman Competitions, worked as a USMTA judge (United States Muay Thai Association) and is active in both east coast and west coast fight scenes trying to promote traditional Muay Thai in America.
Gabriel Solorio: Boxing – MMA Originally from Modesto California, started Muay Thai and Kickboxing training five years ago and has been involved in MMA for 3 years. Solorio has done 8 fight in MMA (5-3) and was the California State WCSC 135 lbs champion.