Instructors

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Din Thomas is the head instructor of the Central Florida locations, where he oversees the curriculum being taught at our academies.

Din has an overall MMA record of 26 wins and 9 losses, including impressive victories over notable fighters such as Clay Guida, Jens Pulver, Matt Serra and Jeremy Stephens.

Here are some of his credentials:

9x UFC Veteran
3x WEF Champion
2x RSF Champion Veteran of SHOOTO Japan, Inoki Bom Ba Ye Japan, SuperBrawl Hawaii.
Semi-Finalist on Season 4 of The Ultimate Fighter
2nd Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Ricardo Liborio
Undefeated Professional Boxer

Having someone like Din as your head instructor is invaluable in developing your Mixed Martial Arts skills and we are proud to have him at American Top Team Longwood. You want someone like Din, who has done it all in the world of MMA, in your corner.

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Din beat Matt Serra, the former UFC Champion, on February 28, 2003.

 

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Jose Figueroa is the Chief Instructor at the Longwood location, where he teaches Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Submission Grappling and Ultimate Fighting.

Having one instructor teach such a broad range of classes is just a testament to how well rounded Jose is. With an overall MMA record of 12 wins and 6 losses, Jose is a very experienced Mixed Martial Artist.

Credentials:

Former M-1 Global Lightweight World Champion
Battle Cage Xtreme Champion
5x M-1 Global veteran
Bellator Veteran
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Ricardo Liborio
Jose has a lot of information to offer to his students with over 10 years of MMA training under his belt. Jose is always looking to improve and stays on top of learning new and exciting techniques in all disciplines.

We are proud to have such a tireless and knowledgeable professional like Jose at American Top Team Longwood.

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Jose won the M-1 Global World Title on March 25, 2011.  The fight was on national television and was aired on Showtime.