SNAKE PIT U.S.A. CO-FOUNDER AND HEAD COACH: JOEL BANE Certified Catch as Catch Can Wrestler Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Under 6X World Champion, Coach Patrick Stano, under Coaches Carlos Catania and Sergio Penha Active Duty USAF Current Member and Captain of the United States Air Force “All Air Force Wrestling Team,” Training under Coach Floyd “Bad News” Winter and Coach Rich Estrella. NI-DAN (2nd Degree Black Belt) in Shin-Gi-Tai Jujitsu: Under Coach John Saylor (former U.S. Olympic Judo Head Coach and 3 time National Heavyweight Judo Champion)
A true veteran of this sport and a pioneer of the Modern family, Coach Jay has competed in both Mixed Martial Arts fights and numerous grappling tournaments, collecting belts along the way in both. Coach Jay is not only a phenomenal instructor, but he is a true mind of the sport. He holds a wealth of knowledge that transpires into his classes perfectly, making every class better than the last.
Coach Mike has been studying in the arts of Boxing and Muay Thai for over a decade. He has competed in numerous Muay Thai fights that include championship bouts. Coach Mike also has an amatuer MMA record to add to his impressive resume. A true master of his craft, Mike's classes are great for all levels and are always a fantastic workout!
Coach Billy is well versed in a variety of Martial Arts. He holds a blue belt in Pat Stano Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Journeyman of Snake Pit U.S.A. . Billy has great enthusiasm for all Martial Arts. He sets a great example for all instructors and students. Coach Brandon is proud to have him on the Team and call him one of his prized students.
Coach Brandon has been training under Sensei John Potenza at Modern Martial Arts for the last 12 years. Throughout those years he studied the arts of Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Boxing, MMA, Catch As Catch Can Wrestling, and various other disciplines. Coach Brandon has experience in live competition in Kick Boxing, Submission Wrestling, and Mixed Martial Arts. Like every good martial artist, Coach Brandon is still an active student. Continuing his studies under John Potenza and Joel Bane.
USAW Sports Performance Coach, Competitive Crossfit/Olympic Lifter, Adaptive Physical Education Teacher, Class A Speacial Olympics Coach, Former ANBF Body Builder, Speed And Agility
Coach Dale is an active competitor and student in the disciplines of Catch As Catch Can Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Coach Dale holds the ranking of Ripper 1 under Snake Pit USA Catch Wrestling as well as a blue belt in BJJ under Coach Bane. His knowledge is not just on the mats though, Coach Dale holds degrees in Sports Fitness in addition to various certifications in the fitness industry. We are proud to have this knowledgeable and friendly addition to our team!