Trevor Lally(Muay Thai/Kickboxing)
Trevor Lally was born in Washington in 1973, along with his twin brother Todd. Trevor was lucky enough to start his martial arts career of kickboxing at the now famous AMC under the expert tutelage of Huru Shuminishi trainer of eight world champions, with such names as Maurice Smith, Curtis ,the Cat, Schuster, and Kim Messer just to name a few. After going undefeated in Kickboxing for two and a half years of competition, he took a break to go to school and play competitive rugby for Seattle. After two years of rugby he decided to go back to the gym after seeing a new sport called the UFC on pay per view. Again he was lucky to have in his gym Huru and the old crew plus some new faces one of which was Matt Hume a great fighter in Pancreas and the AMC Pankration Instructor.
Fighting under the AMC name Trevor’s first MMA fight took place in only three months of being back after a two year layoff, it was in Hawaii and it was in front of eight thousand people the first ever no hold barred event in Hawaiian history. The fight card consisted of big names such as Kimo who was the main event and also an AMC fighter, Todd Bjornathen (AMC), John Lewis, Orlando Veit, Joe Charles and many more. Facing a more experienced fighter from Russia (one of Gokar students) Trevor tapped him out by arm bar in around the eighth minute.
Fighting in over twelve pankration fights in Washington under the UFCF organization he only lost one fight. After that Trevor and his twin brother Todd were invited to live and compete in Japan under the Shooto organization. Living at the gym they competed in a shooto Tournament at the end of their stay both easily winning their first matches. In his second fight, Trevor faced a relatively unknown fighter at the time named Uno, the fight went back and forth for a while and the Japanese fighter, later known as Uno the Shooto Phenom, took the decision on points. From there Trevor competed in More Pankration fights. He also competed in the Abu Dhabi 98 tournament, as well as a recent win in King Of The Cage. Trevor’s current professional fighting record is 14-2, he hopes to fight more in the near future.
Issa Able(Submission Wrestling)
Issa was born in Iran in August 15th 1990. He lived there until the age of 9After a few years in Indonesia with his family, he moved to the US in 2002. Wrestling is actually a big sport in Iran and gets lots of respect and attention from the people and the media, so Issa grew up wanting to wrestle but never had the opportunity. When he found out that there is free wrestling club in middle school he joined right away and continued all through high school, he even finishing 2nd at state his senior year. Soon after high school, Issa started a new sport in the form of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Being very similar to wrestling Issa fell in love with BJJ right away.
He has been doing jiu-jitsu since July 2008 and has obtained a purple belt under Gustavo Dantas of Team Nova Uniao. Issa has also obtained an Official 1-0 MMA record and plans to continue competing in both MMA and Jiu Jitsu for as long as he can.
So far he has placed 1st in over 30 tournaments including:
- 4 time US National Champion
- 3 time State Champion
- 1st place in No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu World Championships and 2nd in the traditional Gi
- 3 time southwest classic champion
- 3 time AZ International Champion
- 2 time Las Vegas International Champion
- Placed 3rd in Abu-Dhabi International qualifier
Mike Jones (Head Fitness Instructor)
Mike Jones is a top notch personal instructor here at AZ Combat Sports. Raised right here in Arizona, Mike graduated from Cibola High in Yuma AZ. After high school Mike went on the play football and wrestle from Phoenix College. In 2002 Mike placed fourth in the 5A Arizona State Championships. After a few years in college Mike felt the call and joined the US Army in 2004. He honorably served for four years in the 2/75 Ranger Battalion as a Special Forces Combat Medic, including 2 combat tours abroad. Now that he has returned home Mike is now is the Arizona National Guard, is a fully qualified EMT-B and Airborne. Mike is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Wellness. He will soon graduate and move on to PA school. Bringing his lengthy list of credentials with him, Mike is our head fitness instructor and the coach in our AZCS Fitness classes.
28 years old – 02-20-84
High school: Cibola High School Yuma, AZ
Arizona Honorable mention all-state running back
- 2001-2002 class 5A Arizona State Wrestling Championships 140 lbs. (4th place)
- College football player: 2 years phoenix college runningback
- US Army 2004-2008
- 2 combat tours with US Army Ranger 2/75 Ranger Battalion as a SOCM (special operations command medic)
- Airborne Qualified
- Arizona National Guard Member 2008-present.
- Current EMT-B and CPR
- Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Wellness 4.0 gpa (Arizona State University May,2012)
Jameson White(Assistant Kickboxing)
Jameson was born and raised right here in Arizona and is our assistant kickboxing coach. Jameson started his kickboxing and MMA career at the young age of 15 when he began training under our head coach Trevor. He practically grew up at AZCS, spending most of his time outside of school here at the gym. He has been coaching both amateur and professional fighters for AZ Combat Sports since early 2006 and has done an outstanding job of teaching the new crop of leg-kickers. He is in charge of the 1- 2pm kickboxing class and co-coaches both the 5.30pm class and the 6.30pm advanced class. In the past 5 years Jameson has compiled a fighting record of 6 -0. While he is currently a “retired” fighter, he is always looking for a good excuse to get back into the ring.
Tito Jones (Women’s Cardio kickboxing )
Hailing from Panama City, Florida, Tito has been a boxing, kickboxing and MMA instructor for over 5 years. Originally a boxer, Tito is a 2 time Northern Florida Golden Gloves Champion and has trained under boxing legend Roy Jones Sr. In 2006 Tito switched from purely boxing career to an MMA focus and began training with Tevor Lally here at AZCS. Tito has had the opportunity to fight in Strikeforce bouts and Vale Tudo Japan. His current Professional MMA record is 8 wins, 6 losses. For the past three years Tito has been in Florida running a Women’s kickboxing/class. He specializes in incorporating combative martial arts training with a fitness and conditioning regiment. His class style is focused towards getting results through a unique and specific work-out regiment that can be tailored to women of all ages and fitness levels while maintaining a fun, safe and always positive atmosphere. Tito is now back in AZ, bringing his unique style to our Women’s Cardio kickboxing class and training with Trevor again for up and coming MMA fights.
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