Meet the Team
Helping Students Grow
UNION COMBAT would not be the same without our team of passionate, professional and dedicated people. We are extremely proud to share our knowledge with our students, and if you have any questions or remarks - please get in touch.
Head Instructor, former IBA, WKA, & IKF Competitive Kickboxer, IBJJF, IJF, SJJIF & NAGA competitor, a Black Belt in Goju Ryu Karate, Black Belt in Judo & Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu affiliated with GFT (Grappling Fight Team). Sean has been involved in Martial Arts for many years, and is currently focused on teaching and promoting young fighters to reach their top potential.
Coach Steven Irvin
Grappling & Striking Instructor, with 20+ years of competing in multiple arts, A Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, Master in Catch Wrestling & Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu under Coach Sean affiliated with GFT, Coach Steven is invaluable to the team, and would not be where we are without his mentorship.
Coach Adam Barbee
Muay Thai Instructor, Army Infantry Vet, former UCFC competitive Kickboxer & Blue Belt in Jiu Jitsu under Coach Sean, we would not be where we are without his support & guidance. Adam is finally back to us and getting back in shape, we thought we lost him for awhile.
Coach Todd Whitmoyer
Striking Instructor, former Boxer & IKF Kickboxer, involved in coaching and promoting young talented fighters here in the valley for many years, a promoter with "Rage in the Cage", and a welcomed addition to our team and would not be where we are without his mentorship.
Cutman Casey Dekker
Official Team Cutman & Purple Belt in Jiu Jitsu under Coach Sean, Casey has been involved in combat sports and Martial Arts for many years, with experience in boxing and cornering big events, we value his experience and Casey continues to be an asset to the team.
Master Sadiq Daniels
Grappling & Combat Expert, Master Sadiq is an integral part of our development as grapplers here at the Union, he is our Regional leader for our international Affiliate Team GFT (Grappling Fight Team). Master Sadiq has his own school in Goodyear Arizona (BlueStarr Grappling), so you won't see him here often at our school, but when he does grace us with his presence, it is always special.
Master Ivan Rowe
Wrestling & MMA Master, Ivan has been involved in forms of combat grappling & wrestling for 30+ years, and loves to share his knowledge with students willing to learn, he is always focused on the path to least resistance. You won't see him here often at our school, but when he does grace us with his presence, you can be assured it will be worth it.
Master Thomas Keenan (TK)
Jiu Jitsu, MMA & Personal Trainer, Master Thomas has competed all over the world in Jiu Jitsu and MMA and has a wealth of knowledge to offer in both areas. Master Thomas is busy with his Thomas the Trainer and TK United projects so he makes it in when he can, we love having his take on our system, it only helps us improve our knowledge base.