The training facility will have some of the most sought after instructors in the MMA community on staff.  These trainers will provide instruction to athletes of all levels.

Phil Myers – With over 10 years of mixed martial arts experience, Phil Myers has dedicated his life to the practice and teaching of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.  Phil is a Gracie Barra black belt under Roberto Maia and has taught at both Gracie Barra Boston and Gracie Barra New Hampshire.  Phil has complimented his jiu-jitsu skills with extensive judo training, and competes actively at the local, national and international levels. 

John McDonough – John has more than 20 years of experience in the martial arts. He has trained extensively in MMA, muay thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, catch wrestling, boxing & karate.  Before joining the Combat Sports International training staff John taught MMA, muay thai & grappling at Sityodtong Boston, Integrated Fighting under Jason Godsey and New England Submission Fighting under Kirik Jenness.  John is also an experienced cornerman and fighter manager. 

Sean Matthews – Sean has practiced muay thai for over a decade.  He has trained under Master Toddy in Las Vegas, Kru Toy at Sityodtong Thailand and at Sityodtong Boston.  Sean has taught all levels of muay thai and MMA at Sityodtong Boston and is an experienced cornerman and cutman.  In addition to his muay thai and MMA experience, Sean studies jiu jitsu under Gracie Barra’s Roberto Maia and Phil Myers and trains in the Dog Brother’s Stick Fighting system under Greg Brown.

Travis Robertson – Travis has been fighting competitively for over 10 years. He has trained extensively in muay thai, MMA and boxing.  His tenure includes Sityodtong Boston for seven years and under both Kru Toy and Kru Yoddecha at Sityodtong Thailand.  As a trainer, he taught at Sityodtong Boston and as the head muay thai coach at Unit 2’s training facility in Atlanta, Georgia

Greg Brown –

Greg has been involved in MMA since 1998 and in Muay Thai & Filipino Martial Arts since 1999.  Greg is an experienced competitor in MMA and in full contact stick fighting.  In addition to his competition experience Greg ran the Filipino Martial Arts program at Sityodtong Boston & was a Muay Thai trainer.  He considers his training under Dog Brothers founder Guru “Crafty Dog” Marc Denny to be the most influential on his development in the martial arts.  Greg, aka Cyborg Dog, is one of the few full Dog Brothers in the United States.

Vincent Silvestre –

Vincent is a brown belt in BJJ and has over 10 years of experience training, competing & teaching Gi & No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Vincent has trained and taught at Chute Boxe, BTT & Sityodtong Boston.  Vincent is an experienced MMA fighter and is versed in Boxing & Muay Thai.

Al Bibeau –

Al is a Gracie Barra Black Belt under Roberto Maia and is a full time instructor at Gracie Barra Boston.  He has been practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over 12 years and is well versed both with and without the Gi.  Al is a seasoned competitor in BJJ and has trained extensively in both Judo & wrestling.

Billy Costello –

Billy has been involved in boxing, as a competitor and trainer, for over 20 years.  He began his training at the Olympia Gym in Dorchester MA under the late Val Boston and trained at the Boston Sport Boxing Club.  Billy also trained in Muay Thai at Boston Muay Thai and holds a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from American Top Team.

Mark Vaz –

Mark has been involved in boxing for over 30 years and has extensive experience as an amateur fighter, amateur coach, pro trainer and as a fighter manager.  Mark has trained Olympic medalists and amateur & professional boxing champions.  Mark was the head trainer at South Shore Boxing for 5 years and has worked as a cutman, broadcaster and matchmaker in both Boxing and MMA.

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1 Response to “Trainers”


  1. 1 Jonathan Levens
    January 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I have been studying and teaching Martial Arts for over 25years under Steve Nugent. I am currently looking for employment I have experence teaching Boxing, Kickbocking and Womesn Self-Defense.

    I would very much like to talk to some one to see if there is a mutial interest.

    Sincerely,
    Jonathan Levens
    617-272-6669


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