Meet Your Coaches

 
Marc Laimon - Jiu Jitsu Coach     According to Joe Rogan    - “Marc Laimon is the encyclopedia of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.   Marc Laimon is a renowned grappling coach holding the rank of black belt in Brazillian jiu jitsu and coaching full time at our Pewaukee gym, and twice a week at our Oak Creek gym.  Marc is the original founder of the world famous Cobra Kai BJJ academy in Las Vegas and has worked on the ground games of several MMA fighters, including Bas Rutten, Oleg Tatakrov, Mark Kerr, Frank Mir, Rico Rodriguez, Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddel, Joe Stevenson, Kendal Grove, Johny Hendricks, Shane Roller and many others. Marc is known also for producing well known jiu jitsu black belts such as Sim Go and Chris Holdsworth.  Marc was an instructor on the famous MMA reality tv show TUF (The Ultimate Fighter) and also had three TUF show winners come out of his gym in Las Vegas. Marc has coached numerous UFC champions and was even able to take a fighter with little experience (Johnny Hendricks) all the way to UFC champion.  Having traveled the world competing and coaching at the highest levels of the sport and achieving many goals, Marc now resides in Wisconsin and is focusing on passing his knowledge to everyone that wants to learn.   Book your private lesson with Coach Marc, click here.

Marc Laimon - Jiu Jitsu Coach

According to Joe Rogan - “Marc Laimon is the encyclopedia of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Marc Laimon is a renowned grappling coach holding the rank of black belt in Brazillian jiu jitsu and coaching full time at our Pewaukee gym, and twice a week at our Oak Creek gym.

Marc is the original founder of the world famous Cobra Kai BJJ academy in Las Vegas and has worked on the ground games of several MMA fighters, including Bas Rutten, Oleg Tatakrov, Mark Kerr, Frank Mir, Rico Rodriguez, Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddel, Joe Stevenson, Kendal Grove, Johny Hendricks, Shane Roller and many others. Marc is known also for producing well known jiu jitsu black belts such as Sim Go and Chris Holdsworth.

Marc was an instructor on the famous MMA reality tv show TUF (The Ultimate Fighter) and also had three TUF show winners come out of his gym in Las Vegas. Marc has coached numerous UFC champions and was even able to take a fighter with little experience (Johnny Hendricks) all the way to UFC champion.

Having traveled the world competing and coaching at the highest levels of the sport and achieving many goals, Marc now resides in Wisconsin and is focusing on passing his knowledge to everyone that wants to learn.

Book your private lesson with Coach Marc, click here.

 
Jason “Kaz" Kazmierczak - Jiu Jitsu Coach   Jason “Kaz" Kazmierczak (black belt in BJJ since 2012 under  Daniel Moraes ) is a (retired)  professional mma fighter  and runs our “Breakfast Club" program at Nova Gyms!  There is no better way to start your day then to participate in Kaz’s 6am NOGI BJJ  Breakfast Club classes  on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday mornings in Oak Creek.  "Kaz" is the founder of “Woog-Jitsu”, has been training mixed martial arts since 1994, as in undefeated as a professional MMA fighter.  Jason is also a USA Wrestling Certified Coach and spends his time coaching wrestling, football, and baseball in the Franklin, WI school district.

Jason “Kaz" Kazmierczak - Jiu Jitsu Coach

Jason “Kaz" Kazmierczak (black belt in BJJ since 2012 under Daniel Moraes) is a (retired) professional mma fighter and runs our “Breakfast Club" program at Nova Gyms!

There is no better way to start your day then to participate in Kaz’s 6am NOGI BJJ Breakfast Club classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday mornings in Oak Creek.

"Kaz" is the founder of “Woog-Jitsu”, has been training mixed martial arts since 1994, as in undefeated as a professional MMA fighter.

Jason is also a USA Wrestling Certified Coach and spends his time coaching wrestling, football, and baseball in the Franklin, WI school district.

Rob Smith - Martial Arts & Fitness Coach   Rob Smith has been around the martial arts world for decades and has even fought  mma professional ly against high level UFC fighters like Rich Franklin, and even  Rampage Jackson .  Rob helps coach our striking programs, fitness kickboxing classes, and assists with our kids and adults Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program in Oak Creek. Rob holds a brown belt in BJJ that he received from Marc Laimon.  Rob also helps high level athletes in the NBA, NFL, and UFC develop their athleticism, speed, and power with the various training methods that he developed as a professional mixed martial artist and wrestling coach over the years.

Rob Smith - Martial Arts & Fitness Coach

Rob Smith has been around the martial arts world for decades and has even fought mma professionally against high level UFC fighters like Rich Franklin, and even Rampage Jackson.

Rob helps coach our striking programs, fitness kickboxing classes, and assists with our kids and adults Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program in Oak Creek. Rob holds a brown belt in BJJ that he received from Marc Laimon.

Rob also helps high level athletes in the NBA, NFL, and UFC develop their athleticism, speed, and power with the various training methods that he developed as a professional mixed martial artist and wrestling coach over the years.

 
Chris Martin - Martial Arts & Fitness Coach   Chris helped co-found Nova Gyms Martial Arts & Fitness in 2014 and continues to actively coach adults and kids at both our Pewaukee and Oak Creek facilities.  Chris first fell in love with martial arts in 2006 when we he started training boxing, and muay thai kickboxing in Milwaukee, WI. However it was in 2008 when he started training Brazilian jiu jitsu that Chris lost over 50 pounds, which changed his life.  Chris has been coaching beginners for over eight years and has helped numerous individuals achieve their personal and competitive goals, both on and off the mat.  As a Marquette University graduate (2001) Chris also continues to give back to his Alma mater by coaching and growing the  Marquette Brazilian jiu jitsu team .   Get a private lesson with Chris, click here.

Chris Martin - Martial Arts & Fitness Coach

Chris helped co-found Nova Gyms Martial Arts & Fitness in 2014 and continues to actively coach adults and kids at both our Pewaukee and Oak Creek facilities.

Chris first fell in love with martial arts in 2006 when we he started training boxing, and muay thai kickboxing in Milwaukee, WI. However it was in 2008 when he started training Brazilian jiu jitsu that Chris lost over 50 pounds, which changed his life.

Chris has been coaching beginners for over eight years and has helped numerous individuals achieve their personal and competitive goals, both on and off the mat.

As a Marquette University graduate (2001) Chris also continues to give back to his Alma mater by coaching and growing the Marquette Brazilian jiu jitsu team.

Get a private lesson with Chris, click here.

Matthew Myga - Martial Arts Coach & Fitness Coach   From MMA fitness and boot camp workouts, to kickboxing and kids jiu jitsu, Matt coaches numerous programs at our Oak Creek gym. His workouts emphasize an equal distribution of agility, power, strength, balance and flexibility for maximum performance.  His passion for fitness and martial arts started at the young age of 12 when starting tae-kwon-do, which transitioned to MMA a couple years later. Matt also played soccer and handball for state-league teams in Germany, and became an assistant coach for local youth teams.  After graduating he spent 10 years in places like Canada, Netherlands, Dubai, Singapore and USA, to learn different workout routines, training exercises and train with different coaches and athletes around the world.  Matt is also currently a fitness instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.   Get a private lesson with Mat, click here.

Matthew Myga - Martial Arts Coach & Fitness Coach

From MMA fitness and boot camp workouts, to kickboxing and kids jiu jitsu, Matt coaches numerous programs at our Oak Creek gym. His workouts emphasize an equal distribution of agility, power, strength, balance and flexibility for maximum performance.

His passion for fitness and martial arts started at the young age of 12 when starting tae-kwon-do, which transitioned to MMA a couple years later. Matt also played soccer and handball for state-league teams in Germany, and became an assistant coach for local youth teams.

After graduating he spent 10 years in places like Canada, Netherlands, Dubai, Singapore and USA, to learn different workout routines, training exercises and train with different coaches and athletes around the world.

Matt is also currently a fitness instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Get a private lesson with Mat, click here.

 
Scott Shockley - Head Judo Coach   Scott is a Judo Blackbelt who teaches Judo in Oak Creek at 6:30pm on Wednesdays (2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month).  Scott Shockley started his Judo career in 1986 at the age of 11. In 1986 Sensei James Peterson brought Judo to Hadfield Elementary in Waukesha WI. Scott was a member of his first class. Scott immediately excelled in the sport. Within the first few years of training Scott won numerous tournaments and back to back Wisconsin state judo championships. He traveled the country and competed for many years. During this time Scott fought in hundreds of matches and seldom did he not make the podium.  Scott has been fortunate enough to be able to learn and train with some of USA’s best Judokas over his career which Includes but not limited to his head coaches James Peterson and Randy Bauers, Bobby Burland (Olympic Silver Medalist), Steve and Irwin Cohen (Olympic athletes and 2000 Olympic coach).  At the age of 14 Scott was promoted to a senior rank of brown belt which was unheard of during this time. At the age of 16 Scott had his black belt promotion in his sights but he suddenly walked away from Judo for many years. Scott came back to the sport in the mid 90’s and started competing again. He was promoted to black belt in 1998. Shortly after receiving his black belt Scott suffered a career ending knee dislocation during a match. Scott has stayed active as a Judo coach at Wahadachi Judo in Milwaukee WI and has recently started training in Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu at Nova Gyms with coach Marc Laimon.

Scott Shockley - Head Judo Coach

Scott is a Judo Blackbelt who teaches Judo in Oak Creek at 6:30pm on Wednesdays (2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month).

Scott Shockley started his Judo career in 1986 at the age of 11. In 1986 Sensei James Peterson brought Judo to Hadfield Elementary in Waukesha WI. Scott was a member of his first class. Scott immediately excelled in the sport. Within the first few years of training Scott won numerous tournaments and back to back Wisconsin state judo championships. He traveled the country and competed for many years. During this time Scott fought in hundreds of matches and seldom did he not make the podium.

Scott has been fortunate enough to be able to learn and train with some of USA’s best Judokas over his career which Includes but not limited to his head coaches James Peterson and Randy Bauers, Bobby Burland (Olympic Silver Medalist), Steve and Irwin Cohen (Olympic athletes and 2000 Olympic coach).

At the age of 14 Scott was promoted to a senior rank of brown belt which was unheard of during this time. At the age of 16 Scott had his black belt promotion in his sights but he suddenly walked away from Judo for many years. Scott came back to the sport in the mid 90’s and started competing again. He was promoted to black belt in 1998. Shortly after receiving his black belt Scott suffered a career ending knee dislocation during a match. Scott has stayed active as a Judo coach at Wahadachi Judo in Milwaukee WI and has recently started training in Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu at Nova Gyms with coach Marc Laimon.

Calvin Allen    - Associate Jiu Jitsu Coach   Calvin has been helping others learn jiu jitsu since joining Nova and making jiu jitsu a part of his lifestyle. Calvin currently studies with Marc Laimon in Oak Creek during the week and coaches passes on the knowledge to the other students at Nova as an associate coach.   When Calvin is not teaching jiu jitsu at Nova he is traveling the world as an Evangelist representing his church.

Calvin Allen - Associate Jiu Jitsu Coach

Calvin has been helping others learn jiu jitsu since joining Nova and making jiu jitsu a part of his lifestyle. Calvin currently studies with Marc Laimon in Oak Creek during the week and coaches passes on the knowledge to the other students at Nova as an associate coach.

When Calvin is not teaching jiu jitsu at Nova he is traveling the world as an Evangelist representing his church.

Jordan Seufzer - MMA & Fitness Coach   Jordan is a  professional mixed martial artist  who shares his love for learning mixed martial arts with our community.  Jordan helps coach our fitness kickboxing classes in Oak Creek as well as helps with the beginners and kids jiu jitsu and mma classes.  What sets Jordan apart from other coaches is his patience and positive attitude when it comes to helping people improve in their daily life.

Jordan Seufzer - MMA & Fitness Coach

Jordan is a professional mixed martial artist who shares his love for learning mixed martial arts with our community.

Jordan helps coach our fitness kickboxing classes in Oak Creek as well as helps with the beginners and kids jiu jitsu and mma classes.

What sets Jordan apart from other coaches is his patience and positive attitude when it comes to helping people improve in their daily life.