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Jake Reeves

Jake Reeves became one of the youngest MMA gym owners ever when he took over Relentless in 2010, at only 20 years old. He has spent years developing skills that are MMA specific and over the years has become an expert at bringing it all together to form a true MMA style.  While he is known for his ability to train fighters, it is his fun demeanor, never say quit attitude, and old school disciplinarian style of coaching makes him a great kids coach. Since taking over as kids coach Relentless has enjoyed countless child grappling champions and has also swelled the kids classes to huge numbers.

 Coaching history

  • Assistant Brazilian Jiu-jitsu coach Relentless Grappling and MMA 2008-2009
  • Head striking coach 2009-2010
  • Head Coach owner 2010-Present

Head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Checkmat Black Belt Professor Juan Reppin

juan-reppin-bjj-checkmat-tampaProfessor Reppin started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) at the early age of 16 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He earned his BJJ Black Belt under the Vieira Brothers of Checkmat Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association and Team, headquartered in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Checkmat was founded by Leo Vieira who leads Checkmat with his brothers Ricardo Vieira and Leandro Vieira.

In 2010 Professor Reppin traveled to the United Kingdom and was a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor at Aire Valley Martial Arts. AVMA had fighters that would compete in MMA, K1 Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The Professor played a big role in the success of the fighters there.

The Professor later travelled to the United Arab Emirates and was hired to train the UAE Presidential Guard in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Combatives from 2011 to 2013. While in the UAE, Professor Reppin also trained US Special Ops Soldiers from Alpha Company 1st Battalion 5th Special Forces Group in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The 5th Special Forces Group is one of the most decorated special operations units in the United States military.

Professor Reppin was also BJJ and Self Defense Coach for men, women, and children at the MMA Fitness Centre Dubai during his time in the UAE. The Professor now lives in the US and is the Head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor for Relentless Mixed Martial Arts.


Head Muay Thai coach

Christopher “The Turbine” Thompson

Christopher Thompson’s teaching record speaks for its self (shown below). He is one of the south’s elite Muay Thai coaches and brings a level of expertise in Muay that is sure to amaze. He posses that skill to get you into great shape while also teaching you world class Muay Thai in a fun pressure free environment.

Teaching & Coaching History:

  • Certified Kru (Instructor) through the Prathet Thai Muay Thai Kickboxing Gym
  • Certified Kru (Instructor) Level 2 through the United States Muay Thai Association
  • Certified Kru Suuan (Expert Instructor) through the CBKBT Kickboxing (Confederação Brasileira de Kickboxing Tradicional or The Brazilian Confederation of Traditional Kickboxing)
  • USMTAColoradoState Rep. 2005-2006
  • USMTA Military Liaison 2005-Present
  • Martial Arts Instructor at Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan to deployed troops
  • Martial Arts Instructor at Balad Air Base, Iraq to deployed troops
  • Muay Thai Instructor/coach for Prathet Thai, Kongo-Do, Ring Work Pro’s, and Ultimate Boxing/MMA Fight Teams
  • Assistant Muay Thai Instructor at Camp Victory, Iraq to deployed troops

Muay Thai Organization Affiliations:

  • United States Muay Thai Association (USMTA)
  • Thai Boxing Association of the USA (TBA)
  • Confederação Brasileira de Kickboxing Tradicional (CBKBT)