Program Director & BJJ Head Instructor

Professor Gustavo Rudel

Gustavo Rudel is a 2nd Degree Black Belt and previous World Champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a Black Belt to the 4th Degree in ITF Taekwondo, a Black Belt in Karate, a Certified International Instructor in Capoeria and a previous Olympic level coach for Greco Roman Wrestling. He has undergraduate and masters degrees in Physical Education and has dedicated his life to mastering various martial arts.He has won countless national championships and has coached others to win and compete at international levels in a variety of martial arts.

He is an amazing teacher who has a natural ability to connect with students of all ages and from all walks of life, catering to their individual learning styles.

  Head Boxing Instructor

"Machine Gun" Shelly Barnett

"Machine Gun" Shelly Barnett is the professional boxer at the helm of Staley's boxing program. She has 9 years experience training and competing in boxing and recently competed for the Batam weight World Championship title. She is originally from Canada and is currently the Canadian National Boxing Champion.

Shelly has extensive experience teaching/coaching and many of her students have competed in/won the highly renowned Golden Gloves competition.

Shelly is passionate about the positive change that boxing has made in her life and wants to share that with others so they can benefit from additional confidence, better health/fitness and learn the self defense skills associated with being a skilled boxer.

Head Muay Thai Instructor

Coach Arthur Pike

Coach Arthur Pike is an incredible athlete and teacher. He actively competes in Muay Thai, MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is a certified referee for BJJ tournaments.

In addition to his over 10 years combined training, competing and coaching experience, Coach Arthur also has extensive experience teaching kids martial arts, keeping them engaged and safe throughout the training sessions.

Coach Arthur is passionate about the benefits of martial arts training and it comes through in each of his classes.

He leads our Muay Thai program, is a highly regarded MMA instructor and assists Professor Gus in the BJJ classes. 

BJJ and Kettle Bell Conditioning Instructor

Coach George Prigorsky

Coach George Prigorsky is our first home grown blue belt, our first Assistant BJJ Coach, an incredible teacher, father, grandfather and all around amazing person.

He has several years of boxing, kickboxing, and kettle bell training and has 4 years of intense BJJ Training.

We are proud to have him as a BJJ and Kettle Bell Conditioning Instructor. His wealth of knowledge continues to benefit his students and training partners.