Steven Broughman is a professional mixed martial arts fighter and trainer who started his martial arts training at a very young age. Steven brings a wealth of experience and depth of knowledge to the SFC. He has a genuine desire to teach and train each student at a personal level and has a unique ability to relate to each student regardless of the students skill level. Steven is a fighter’s fighter and a trainer’s trainer. Steven brings over twenty-five years of experience in martial arts teaching and fighting. He was a live in student at the Wahl um Kung Fu Temple and has trained in Hong Kong and Thailand. Steven was also a decorated city of Atlanta Police officer and has trained many specialized units of the military and police force in defensive tactics and modern combatives.
Steven’s ability to teach each student comes from his breadth of knowledge and experience in several disciplines. He is extensively trained in Wing Chun Kung Fu, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, and Atienza-Kali / Escrima.
- Black Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Professor Sauer)
- Black Sash in Wing Chun Kung fu
- Instructor rank in Muay Thai
- Instructor rank in boxing
- Instructor rank in Atienza-kali / escrima
Steven has coached many champions in mixed martial arts (MMA), muay thai, and kickboxing. Steven has also fought professionally as well. A few highlights of Steven’s fighting resume include the following:
- 1996 Griffen MMA Champion
- 1997 South Carolina Submission Champion
- 2000 Atlanta Fight Night Champion
In addition to his martial arts experience and as a testimony to Steven’s personal work ethic he has been given various awards and decorations award on several occasions. He was decorated by the Secret Service while attached to the Discretionary Police force in support of the 1996 Olympics here in Atlanta Georgia; he has been decorated three times as an Atlanta Police officer, and also served as an assistant trainer for the DEA.
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Muay Thai/Kickboxing Instructor – Frank Maryska
Frank Maryska is a Brazilian JiuJitsu Brown Belt and has 17 Years of Muay Thai Kickboxing experience.
He has 10+ years of coaching amateur and professional competitors in Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian JiuJitsu, and Submission grappling competitions.
Frank has been Striker Fight Centers Muay Thai Coach at Striker for 5 years.
His Philosophy: “A dream doesn’t become a reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” -Colin Powell
Enter the gym with a goal. Focus on the workout. Complete each rep with clear intent. Most importantly have fun. The results will follow as long as you are consistent with the work and confident in yourself to achieve your goals.
His purpose is to give you the extra little push and hold you accountable to your goal. Whether that is a technical question to a particular exercise or you need a little verbal motivation.
Head Boxing Coach Yusef Shabazz
Coach Yusef is the President of Georgia Amateur Boxing.
This is Coach’s 21st year coaching Boxing. To give you a better idea of Coach Yusef’s credentials I will reference 2012 and first female Olympic Boxing Coach Gloria Peek
– Gloria Peek
Boxing / Kids Instructor – Coach Jr
In his first national tournament as an Open Fighter (17 and up with more than 10 fights) he was victorious over the #7 ranked fighter in the Nation at the time.
5-0 Pro Fighter – 4 Knockouts
16x Champion in 3 different weight classes (Holds 16 title belts)
3x Georgia State Champion
3x Paul Murphy National Champion
2x National Title Classic Champion
Georgia State Silver Glove Champion (16 under)
Ga Games Bronze Medalist
JO State Champion
JO Regional Champion
Silver Glove Regional Silver Medalist
4x Best Fight of the Night
2x Outstanding Boxer of the Night South Carolina PAL Champion
2016 State & Regional Champion, 2016 Ga Boxer of the Year
He has sparred with 2x World Champion Daniel Jacobs
Wing Chun Instructor & AK Associate Instructor- CJ Strawn
CJ has trained with Stevie Broughman since before Striker. He is one of our Instructors that has a vast knowledge in Martial Arts and its concepts as well as the anatomy and Personal Training. CJ is one of the friendliest people at Striker and welcomes questions! CJ’s skills are unlimited. Take one of his classes and see for yourself!
CJ’s Ranks are:
-Black sash/black belt in wing chun
-Associate Instructor rank in Atienza Kali/Atienza Eskrima
-Instructor certification in Muay Thai/Thai boxing
-Instructor certification in Bruce Lee’s Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do
-Instructor certification in the Inosanto Blend method of Kali
-Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu
-1st Degree black belt in Korean Tang Soo Do
Wrestling Instructor – Kevin Sherrill
- Scholarship to the University Of Northern Iowa
- Part of the 8th Ranked recruiting class to Division 1 programs
- 171lb GHSA State Champion
- Team Captain Sophmore, Junior, and Senior year
- Team MVP
- Winner of Most Takedowns Award senior season
- Broke the Takedown Record at Darlington
- Winner of The Brick Wall Award, awarded to the wrestler with the least offensive points scored against them in a wrestling season.
- Head Coach at Morris Fitness Wrestling from 2012-2015
- Team State Championships at 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and Overall
- 5th Place in the Silver Division at Kingsport Nationals in 2013
- 3rd place in the gold division at Kingsport Team Nationals in 2014
- Various State Champions, National All-Americans, and National Champions
- Wrestlers on scholarship in various college programs, notably several D1 All-Americans and national qualifiers
- Served in camp and cornered as a wrestling coach to various MMA fighters
Head 10th Planet Coach – Sean Applegate
Sean Applegate is a Black Belt under Eddie Bravo and has brought the 10th Planet Program to Georgia! Sean is our Adult Instructor and the Head of the 10th Planet program at our Facility. He brings a fresh Jiujitsu protective and is always competing, teaching seminars and giving private lessons. Come check it out!
Youth BJJ 10th Planet Coach – Chase Hannah
Chase trained No Gi Jiujitsu 10th planet program in Gulf Shores Alabama under Black Belt Instructor Sean Applegate. Chase teaches our Youth Program at Striker and has really taken our kids ages 6-12 Jiujitsu to another level. He keeps our youth engaged and teaches them functional, fun and useful techniques.