Experts In Martial Arts Training
Whether you’re interested in taking martial arts training for self-defence, fitness, or competition, you’re going to have some of the best teachers in the country leading your martial arts classes. Read on to find out more about our instructors.
Muay Thai Instructor
One of the highest-ranked foreigners ever to train at Sityodtong, Kru Mark was personally given the blessing of Kru Yodtong Sennan to help spread authentic Muay Thai to the United States. Through Sityodtong USA, Kru Mark continues to share Muay Thai with students of all levels, both at his gym in Somerville and through affiliates like Integrated Martial Arts. In addition to his vast knowledge of Muay Thai, Mark DellaGrotte is a very experienced MMA coach and martial arts practitioner having studied Boxe Francaise Savate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Catch Wrestling, Filipino Kali-Escrima, Indonesian Pencak Silat, Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Shotokan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Tai-Chi Chuan.
BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU, MUAY THAI, AND IMA MMA INSTRUCTOR
Luis Rodriguez’s combat sport career began when he started boxing at ten years old. He continued to train as a teenager, eventually winning the New England Championships and the New England Golden Gloves. Intrigued by the growing sport of Mixed Martial Arts, Luis began studying Judo and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in 2004, earning a black belt in Judo, and a purple belt in BJJ. Currently, Luis teaches BJJ and MMA/IMA classes at Integrated Martial Arts. Outside of the martial arts, Luis loves basketball.
MUAY THAI INSTRUCTOR AND PDR/SPEAR COACH
Jake arrived at Sityodtong having already been exposed to a wide variety of martial arts, from traditional Aikido and Uechi-Ryu, to the modern PDR/SPEAR system. From his first night at Sityodtong, Jake knew he had found the place where the next stage of his journey would happen. A student of Kru Mark Dellagrotte for the last fifteen years, Jake has developed an appreciation for the art and science of Muay Thai that he seeks to share with all of his students. He has worked with students of all levels, from raw beginners to professional competitors, and believes anyone can benefit from training in Muay Thai.
INSTRUCTOR SELF DEFENSE & PERSONAL SAFETY
Bill is a police sergeant with over thirteen years of experience in the field. He serves as a firearms and defensive tactics instructor for his department, and is also an Instructor and Regional Training manager for Khyber Interactive Associates, LLC (Khyber). Bill is a certified R.A.D. instructor, and is active in the development of Integrated Martial Arts self-defense programming, and offers various seminars throughout the year at IMA.
IMA FIGHT TEAM, IMA MMA INSTRUCTOR
Terrell Clark is a professional mixed martial arts fighter and recent addition to the Integrated Martial Arts team. An experienced competitive athlete, Terrell was drawn to IMA’s holistic approach to coaching the martial arts. In addition to improving his physical skills, Terrell has used the principles he’s learned at Integrated Martial Arts to earn a promotion and raise at his job. When he is not training, Terrell enjoys spending time with his fiance and two children and playing sports of all kinds. Recently Terrell has started teaching the Monday IMA MMA class, bringing his experience in the cage into our classes!
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, UFC FIGHTER
Rob Font is a professional MMA fighter with a 12-1-0 UFC record. That is an 11 fight winning streak! He was a CES featherweight champion, and No. 1-ranked Featherweight in the Northeast. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt and studies under our own Mark DellaGrotte with Team Sityodtong! Rob is an Adjunct Instructor at IMA and teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai classes.
The General Manager of Integrated Martial Arts, Richard is the first point of contact for all new students. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility, and marketing initiatives. Richard uses his over fifteen years of business experience to make IMA a thriving community, while striving to embody IMA’s core values. An experienced martial artist, Richard is a Black Belt in Judo and holds rank in multiple arts including Aikido, Gojo-Ryu Karate, Krav Maga, and Ninjitsu. He is an active member of the IMA community, focusing primarily on the study of BJJ. In addition to his role at IMA, Richard manages the daily operations of CrossFit Prototype. He holds a CrossFit L-1 certificate and is a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach. Outside of martial arts training and CrossFit, Richard is pursuing his doctorate at Boston University in Education.
Adjunct Instructor, Professional MMA Fighter
Tateki Matsuda is a Japanese professional mixed martial artist with a record of 12 wins and 7 losses. He has fought in the UFC, Bellator, Cage Titans, and held the Cage Titans 135lb title. A professional competitor since 2008, Matsuda has a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a Purple Mongkal in Muay Thai.
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, UFC FIGHTER
Tony Martin has been a professional MMA fighter since 2012. Tony is a Brown Belt under Brock Larson since 2014 and a Blue Belt world champion. His record includes seven wins by submission, so the techniques he teaches have been battle-tested.