Meet the Team
Helping Students Grow
UNION COMBAT ACADEMY 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.
Coach Sean Martin
Head Instructor, former IBA & 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. Sean has been involved in Martial for many years, and is currently focused on teaching and promoting young fighters to reach their top potential in art and in life.
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 & Brown Belt in Jiu Jitsu, Coach Steven is invaluable to the team, and would not be where we are without his mentorship.
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 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, 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.
Levi (Beasty) Eyler
Striking & Grappling Instructor, IKF & UCFC Kickboxer with a record of 4-1, current competitive fighter in multiple arts, Levi is also a Blue Belt in Jiu Jitsu. The team would not be the same if he was'nt a part here, Levi is on his way to becoming a Champion.
Coach Adam Barbee
Muay Thai Instructor, Army Infantry Vet, former UCFC competitive Kickboxer & Blue Belt in Jiu Jitsu, we would not be where we are without his support & guidance. Adam is currently missing in action and our prayers are with him, come back to us Brother.
Master Sadiq Daniels
Grappling & Combat Expert, Master Sadiq is an integral part of our development as grapplers here at the Union, he is our Affiliate leader GFT. 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.