How Successful You Are In The Next 2-5 Years Will Largely Be Determined By The Coaches and Mentors You Are Associating With.

Who are you going to choose as your coach?

How successful are they?

Are you confident in their ability to bring you to the level you want to reach – whether its in fitness, fighting, or just learning the art?

The average instructor at Crazy 88 has put in more than 5 years into understanding and mastering their art. Not only that but all our instructors continue to train still so they know what its like both as Teacher and a Student. All of them of have competed in their field – whether its in Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, or Kickboxing. They know what works and they’re going to help you learn it.

Secondly, our instructors go through continuous learning – not only in their martial art but also in the art of teaching. We are very focused on helping you LEARN and get IN SHAPE in the best way possible. We really want our students to get the results they want. This is why we have curriculums, an online video library, as well as a variety of the typical classes one can expect at martial arts gym.

And of course, you can expect an accessible friendly rapport with the instructors. Its a little-known fact that every single Crazy 88 instructor started as a regular Crazy 88 student. Because they all started in the same place, they know exactly what pitfalls to help you avoid and what shortcuts to take (and which ones not to). Remember, success is no accident so you need to make sure you are being coached by successful people – its the true shortcut to reaching your goals.

(editor’s note: Since August 2013, Crazy 88 now has 1 instructor who was not a Crazy 88 student).

Read on to find out a little more about our coaching staff.

Julius Park
Julius ParkFounder
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. Ivy League Graduate. Has trained more Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu International Medalists than other Baltimore-area coaches combined.

Our Valuable Team Members

Jomal Hargrove
Jomal HargroveStriking Coach
Trained Muay Thai 5 years under Manu N’toh, six time Muay Thai world champion. Originally from Georgia, he was a key element in the camps of fighters preparing for the highest level of Professional Combat Sports including the UFC, Bellator, World Series of Fighting, and Glory. Also holds a Black Belt in Judo and Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Aungla N Sang
Aungla N SangThe Burmese Python
Former farmer turned Professional MMA Fighter turned Folk Hero of the Kachin minority of Burma. Currently signed to OneFC.
Tye Murphy
Tye MurphyProfessional
Crazy 88’s first World Champion at the Purple Belt level.
Devon Delbrugge
Devon DelbruggeDemonstrator
Devon Delbrugge holds World Championship medals at the Blue Belt & Purple Belt levels before he was 21 years old. Experienced MMA cornerman with travel experience all over Planet Earth.
Jon Delbrugge
Jon DelbruggeDevastator
Professional MMA Fighter (5-1) after a perfect 5-0 Amateur record. Jon is also a Brazilian Nationals Champion, 2x Pan Am Medalist, and 2x European Open Medalist at the Purple Belt level in Brazilian jiu-Jitsu. Currently signed to CFFC.
Jon Connelly
Jon ConnellyMr. Nice Guy
No Gi Pan Silver Medalist and certified A.C.E. Physical Trainer.
Keith Cebula
Keith CebulaDefender of the Constitution
2011 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship Silver Medalist – Blue Belt Featherweight; Conservative.
Tim Spriggs
Tim Spriggs#1 Stunna
Brown Belt World Champion, At Purple Belt: 2X Pan-American Champion, No-Gi World Champion, 2X Bronze Medalist at the World Championships. He’s pretty good at Jiu-Jitsu.
Jen Watson
Jen WatsonBootcamp Instructor
“Muscles” Watson is a certified physical trainer and mother of two. Likes tattoos. Dislikes soda.
David Zwanetz
David ZwanetzThe Optimist
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Silver Medalist – Blue Belt Galo; Attorney
Cathy Tran-Zwanetz
Cathy Tran-ZwanetzWomens Only Instructor
European Champion, Brazilian Nationals Champion, Pan Am Bronze Medalist. Cathy is a mainstay of the academy!
Peter Petties
Peter PettiesAll-around MMA Guy
Amateur MMA fighter and Kickboxer.