MEET THE COACHES
Head coach Victor Espinosa, born in Mexico City in 1973 trained and fought for Keddles Gym in Orpington, Kent for many years. He has extended his training in camps like Somkid-Parade Chukaewroongroj in Thailand, “The Diamond” in the Netherlands, with Ramon Dekkers, Nuevo Jordan Boxing Gym in Mexico City and Cobra Gym in the UK. He was regarded as one of the best pound for pound fighters in the UK, in his weight category. Unlike many fighters, Victor laced up his gloves at the late age of 28 and took the decision to jump in the ring after only 3 months of training. At 40 years old and over 12 years of fighting experience in the UK, Victor has become a well-rounded and gifted instructor and personal trainer. He is the head coach at MMA Den and teaches MMA, Muay Thai / K1, Boxing and Strength & Conditioning.
Solomon Lefleur (“Gully Sully”) has been involved in martial arts for several years and has competed in Boxing and Muay Thai fights. Sully has made a mark in the K1 scene with a devastating style that breaks his opponents not only with a powerful right hand but with fast kicks and is currently ranked in the Top 10 UK K1 Independent Rankings. Additionally, he is now an ISKA K1 Amateur World Champion 2017 after competing in Greece. Solomon has been an important role in the making of many fighters at MMA Den as well as building new talents. Solomon teaches Boxing and Muay Thai / K1. .
Ruben started his journey in combat sports at the age of 6 years old.
Having 18 years of experience fighting in circuits from juniors, to teenagers and on to amateur. He achieved 6 Italian titles and 8 prestigious Italian cups, and was part of the Italian national team in the Wako World Championships for 6 consecutive years - achieving silver and bronze medals including a bronze medal in the amateur European Championship.
Combat sports are Rubens life passion and he holds a BSc in sport science, a Kickboxing Black Belt, a Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification and is a qualified Strength and Conditioning coach for fighters.
Ruben is also a cupping therapist.
Wrestling (World Class) Muay Thai, Boxing, MMA, Sambo
Andrev is recognized in the wrestling world as one of the most talented technical wrestlers in his weight category, using the bases of the technical Bulgarian school Andrev has reached a third place in the European championships in Hungary 2006 and Third in the worlds championships in Guatemala 2007, He has lived in Thailand learning Muay Thai and learned Sambo in Macedonia, Andrev teaches the fighters MMA and wrestling at the club and is one of the most ranked sparring partners for some of the UFC fighters that live in London.
Manuela is a professional MMA Fighter, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Advisor and a Sports Massage Therapist studying Osteopathy.
Over the past years she has worked with many people seeking different results, allowing her to develop many valuable skills. As a sports massage therapist she understands how the human body functions, what muscles do and how they work.
Manuela offers a variety of massages, from a relaxation approach for stress and well-being, to a treatment based method of sports massage for posture and injury.
Passionate, supportive and determined, and able to help you, no matter what your goals are.
Fabrizio has spent his life training and competing in a variety of different Martial Arts in different countries all over the world, from the USA to Thailand.
At just 8 years old, he started training Karate and his passion for combat sports grew and he trained kickboxing for many years, earning his Black Belt at Majori Kickboxing Academy. He is also a proud Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Roger Gracie and is a long time student of Coach Esmaeli, learning the Iranian School of Infused Wrestling.
Having sparred with the Bulgarian wrestling team, Fabrizio has grappled with the best of the best.
Dangerous insideand outside the octogon, he has been a pro mma fighter for over 10 years, as well as being a multiple time Italian BJJ champion.
Jessie trained as a professional dancer at Central School of Ballet, gaining a BA (Hons) degree in Professional Dance and Performance. With this strong dance background, a passion for injury prevention and a desire to try new things, her love of movement and body functionality led her to begin her journey as a Yoga Instructor.
Shortly after leaving Ballet school, she used her skills as a dancer in another way, when she began performing screen combat and martial arts for TV and Film. Training in many styles of martial arts for several years help better understand how martial srtists need to move and breathe to feel better in their performance. Now, she designs her classes so that clients always leave feeling light, empowered and having learnt something new.
Zeljana has been active in combat sports since the age of 11 and has travelled the world competeing in Taekwondo, Kickboxing, Savate Boxing, Thai Boxing and Olympic Boxing - both professionally and as part of a team.
Her specialities are contact sports, Kickboxing, Boxing, and Strength & Conditioning.
Zeljana holds an impressive record of over 200 fights in both amateur and professional combat sports.
Personal achievements include - Taekwondo Black Belt, 2006 & 2011 World Vice Champion Low Kick, 2014 European Vice Champion Low Kick, WAKO European Champion 2008 &
WAKO World Champion 2009.