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ROBBIE MERRILL

HEAD INSTRUCTOR | OWNER

Born and raised in Ottawa Ontario, Robbie moved to Alberta at age 12, where he joined the wrestling team in his school and began competing. At age 15 he started his martial arts journey pursuing a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. At age 20, he began practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. With a passion for competing, Robbie tested his skills at tournaments, amateur bouts and eventually competed internationally as a professional in both Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts. Robbie lived, trained and competed in Thailand. He also lived and trained in Milwaukee Wisconsin at Roufusport MMA Academy under the Tutelage of renowned mixed martial arts coach and 4 time Kickboxing World Champion Duke Roufus. Robbie has been instructing Martial Arts for over 10 years and has a genuine passion for teaching. He retired early from competing professionally to enjoy additional time with his children. Robbie is the first Canadian to achieve Muay Thai instructor certification from the renowned Sitsongpeenong Muay Thai Camp in Bangkok Thailand.


KARLANDO WHITE

MUAY THAI / KICKBOXING INSTRUCTOR

Growing up in Jamaica, his Grandfather was a huge fan of Kung Fu cinema. Bruce Lee films and Chuck Norris’ “Walker Texas Ranger” were often the only things watched on the television aside from the nightly news. This was not uncommon among
Jamaicans who have a great appreciation for martial arts. At the age of 10, Karlando moved to Canada and in Toronto, he began his martial arts journey at a local Tae-Kwon-Do school. As he matured, his appreciation for Kung Fu and Bruce Lee led him to begin training Wing Chun Kung Fu. He trained Wing Chun briefly in Toronto before moving to Edmonton where he began training at SIL LUM GUNG FU in Hung Gar and White Crane styles under Sifu Ed Laramie. This was where his discipline and tenets were developed. In the basement of a Buddhist monastery in Chinatown he practiced forms/katas, worked on drills and gruelling conditioning circuits. After successfully competing at various tournaments both regionally and internationally over the course of 2 years, he decided to start competing in the amateur circuit in Muay Thai and Kickboxing under the tutelage of Kru Mukai Maromo and Coach Robbie Merrill.


Paul P-mac MacKenzie

Boxing Instructor (Intermediate / Advanced)

Paul “P-MAC” MacKenzie born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta has been involved in Combat Sports for 21 years. He started his martial arts journey at age 5 and received his black belt at 11 years old. He spent a couple years training Kung Fu and at the age of 12 Paul joined the sport he fell in love with… BOXING. Paul had a great amateur career fighting 49 times and travelling all over Canada, USA and to Ireland to compete. As a professional he had 10 fights and was ranked 3rd in Canada. He has been in the sport of Boxing for 14 years and counting.


Sifu Alan Relf

White crane kung-fu

Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Sifu Alan Relf began wrestling on his school team in 1969, eventually earning a provincial championship in 1973. After high school he began his martial arts career when he joined Grand Master Frank Lee’s White Crane Kung Fu school. Under the tutelage of Master Lee’s best fighter, Master David Lygo, he was awarded his black sash in 1981 and has since continued to pursue excellence in kung fu form and fighting. Alan revisited his wrestling roots in his early forties by entering several submission grappling tournaments over a number of years, taking medals away from each one. Alan comes to us directly from Frank Lee’s gym where he instructed Catch Wrestling and Kung Fu classes for the last seven years.


MISSY DEE

Boxing Instructor

Missy started her boxing journey in 2012. Initially she was only interested in weight loss and to get a self-esteem boost. Needless to say, after her first class she was HOOKED! Weight management and confidence was always a struggle for Missy as long as she can remember until she fell in love with boxing. In 2013, Missy achieved her Level 1 Coaches Certificate and has been a Boxing Coach full time ever since. In 2015, Missy had her first amateur boxing match and has been actively competing since, compiling a record of 9 wins with only 1 loss. Missy aspires to Box professionally and after another 10 amateur matches plans to transition to pro and begin climbing the professional ranks.


MITCH KRAUTER

CHILDREN’S MMA Instructor

Mitch is originally from Leamington, Ontario; a small community outside of Windsor in Southern Ontario. He began wrestling at the age of 12 collecting many provincial medals in both Freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling. He then went on to win nationals in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling which afforded him the opportunity to represent Canada internationally and become an athlete at the Olympic Training Center in Montreal.

Mitch’s passion and skill at wrestling allowed him to be awarded a scholarship to Concordia University in Montreal where he was able to pursue his second love which is teaching. Following the completion of his History degree he enlisted in the military where he ultimately ended up in the ranks of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Airborne company. There he is the head coach of the Western Canadian Military Grappling Team where he helped the team reach 2nd place at the 2017 Nationals while achieving 1st place in 2018.

While in Alberta Mitch made strides to remain connected to the wrestling community by taking on the role of Assistant Coach for the University of Alberta Wrestling. Coaching has always been a passion of his and has allowed him to teach all ages and at all levels. He looks forward to this new chapter in his coaching career and hopes to use his 15+ years of wrestling experience to NXT LVL.


TYSON GREEN

Children’s Muay Thai Instructor

Tyson is a certified personal trainer and an experience kickboxing instructor with a Black Belt in Taekwondo. Tyson has a unique ability to create a perfect balance of structure and fun to motivate children, build their self confidence and teach them the beautiful art of kickboxing. He teaches youth the importance of dedication and belief in what they can achieve. His classes are taught in ways that relate to life and motivate students to be at their best. He incorporates diverse exercise and rigorous pad working drills that focus on attention to detail and creating habits important for their personal success. With these skills children build confidence that lead them to uncovering the limitless potential of their young minds and bodies. Tyson is an active kickboxing competitor.


JEET BILKHU

LITTLE NINJA’S INSTRUCTOR

Jeet started training in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 6. He achieved a 2nd degree black belt and competed around the world including the world championships in Russia where he won a bronze medal and the US Nationals in Orlando, Florida where he won 2 silver medals. Prior to moving to Edmonton, Jeet instructed both children and adults. At the age of 25, Jeet started training Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the Fire Martial Arts where he met Coach Robbie Merrill. Jeet began developing his skills in Muay Thai, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and now competes professionally in Mixed Martial Arts. Jeet actively competes in Mixed Martial Arts and has a professional record of 4 wins and 2 Losses.

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KICKBOXING

Built from techniques of Muay Thai...

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JIU-JITSU

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JIU-JITSU (BJJ)

A martial art, combat sport and self defense system...

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KUNG FU

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KUNG FU

White Crane Kung Fu emphasizes evasion and to attack an opponent’s vulnerabilities instead of using physical strength.

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BOXING

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BOXING

Improve fitness, balance, coordination, reactivity and agility...

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KID FRIENDLY CLASSES

 

We also offer “kid-friendly” versions of all our core classes aimed at teaching youths the importance of hard work, respect, self-confidence and discipline.

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204 91st SW • Edmonton, AB


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