McCann's Certified Instructors in Hamilton New Jersey

 
 
Jim Profile - Boot Camp in Hamilton, NJ
 

Jim McCann

Jim has been training in the martial arts for over 40 years and has been called one of the most knowledgeable, pragmatic, innovative and user-friendly experts in the business.
Jim has been a H2H Combatives Instructor for the United States Department of Defense training the US Marines, US Navy, US Army, US Air Force, US Special Forces & Allied Armed ... Read more
 
 

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He is the holder of multiple black belts & certifications, a former martial arts champion fighting competitively in a variety of competitions and venues for more than a decade in both sanctioned and unsanctioned fights (underground fights). Jim has worked as a bodyguard and was a bouncer at one of New Jersey’s most infamous clubs, City Gardens which was the premiere venue for underground music throughout the 1980s and well into the ’90s. A squat, warehouse covered in layers of mangled graffiti; City Gardens was larger than a club (it held almost 1,100 people) and in one of the worst neighborhoods in Trenton NJ.

During its time, City Gardens hosted a multitude of live events that traversed the entertainment spectrum; everything from the comedy of Henny Youngman and Sam Kinison to the raging chaos of bands like The Butthole Surfers and The Exploited. Punk, Hardcore, New Wave, Heavy Metal, Hip-Hop, Ska, Reggae, Oi!, Industrial, Alternative, Funk, Goth… Bands like Nirvana, Jane’s Addiction, Sinead O’Connor, Green Day, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Faith No More, The Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, Joan Jett and dozens of others who went on to international success. Also legends like The Ramones, Iggy Pop, Agnostic Front, The Circle Jerks, Cro-Mags, UK Subs, The Pogues, The Mentors, Joe Strummer, Fugazi, The Toasters, Dead Kennedys, Sham 69, Peter Murphy, Soundgarden, Slayer, Black Flag, The Bad Brains and literally hundreds more… As a result of working such a club he was forced to use his martial arts on a daily basis being involved in hundreds of altercations through the years involving everything from weapons to multiple opponents giving him a real world perspective on what works. He has starred in 20 bestselling martial arts DVD’s is the trainer of many boxing, MMA & submission champions & competitors as well as an MMA, boxing and seminar promoter. Jim is the host of Primal Radio which airs internationally weekly with listeners in 171 different countries.

Jim has taught over 300 seminars over the past 10 years and continues to teach in dozens of cities throughout the world ever year.

Email: Jim@PrimalGymNJ.co
 
  • H2H Combatives Instructor for the United States Department of Defense – Teaching the US Marines, US Army, US Navy, US Air Force & Allied Armed Forces. – Middle East / South West Asia / Undisclosed Military Bases
  • Owner of Primal Gym
  • Owner of Primal Promotions
  • Board of Directors – Wednesday Night Group Jeet Kune Do
  • Board of Directors – Goldade Kajukenbo International
  • Formerly #1 Ranked Kickboxer
  • Formerly #1 Ranked Executive Submission Fighter U.S.A. (W.G.R)
  • 2004 Grapplers Quest Gold Medalist
  • 2003 Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2002 U.S. Grappling Championships Gold Medalist
  • 7th Degree Black Belt American Bujutsu Kempo (A.B.K.I) (U.S.M.A)
  • 5th Degree Black Belt Hawaiian Kenpo (Dean Goldade)
  • 5th Degree Black Belt Kajukenbo (Dean Goldade) – George Seronio/Charles Gaylord Family Tree as Descended from the Kajukenbo Line of Adriano D Emperado
  • 5th Degree Black Belt American Freestyle Martial Arts (Juan De’Castillo)
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt Jujitsu (U.S.M.A)
  • 1st Degree Black Belt Close Quarter Combatives (S.F.C.I)
  • 1st Degree Black Belt Knife / Counter Knife Combatives (S.F.C.I)
  • 1st Degree Black Belt Freelancer Filipino Combatives (S.F.C.I)
 
  • 1st Degree Black Belt Pacific Archipelago Combatives (S.F.C.I)
  • 1st Degree Black Belt Kempo-Karate-Jujitsu (The Hochheim System)
  • 1st Degree Black Belt Unarmed Combatives Management Systems
  • Full Instructor Jeet Kune Do (Tim Tackett, Bob Bremer, Jim Sewell)
  • Full Instructor – Chinatown JKD Association
  • Full Instructor Gun/Counter Gun Combatives (S.F.C.I)
  • Full Instructor Tactical Weapons (A.B.K.I)
  • Full Instructor Submission Fighting (W.S.F.C)
  • Representative Coach – Catch-As-Catch-Can – (Snake Pit USA)
  • Certified Boxing Coach – USA Boxing
  • Licensed MMA Trainer (PA State Athletic Commission)
  • Licensed Corner man (PA State Athletic Commission)
  • Head Coach Extreme Boxing, (E.S.P) Mark Hatmaker
  • Head Coach Submission Wrestling (E.S.P) Mark Hatmaker
  • Trainer of many Boxing, Kickboxing, Submission & NHB Fighters & Champions.
  • Star of 20 Martial Arts Instructional DVD’s
  • Starred in The movie Cold Dark & Yesterday as “Outrage”
  • Host of Primal Radio which airs internationally weekly with listeners in 171 different countries
  • Teaches martial arts throughout the world in dozens of cities to hundreds of military, police and citizens every year
 

 
Dave Elias
Qualifications:

  • NIDAN (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
  • 4th Degree Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Under Coach Patrick Stano, under Coaches Carlos Catania and Sergio Penha
  • SEVEN years Catch as Catch Can Wrestling: Under Coach Sean Daugherty, an original member of Ken Shamrocks famous Lion’s Den and UFC & PANCRASE veteran. Coach Elias is also a current member of “Team Snake Pit U.S.A.” with the Snake Pit U.S.A. Catch Wrestling Association
 
Dave Elias - Boot Camp in Hamilton, NJ
 
  • Head Coach XFS MMA – Jim McCann
  • Head Coach XFS Submission Fighting – Jim McCann
  • USA Wrestling
  • Certified Wrestling Coach: With over 20+ years Amateur Collegiate/Folkstyle Wrestling experience Certified U.S. Army, Modern Army Combative Program (MACP) Instructor: Levels I and II
  • Member of USA Wrestling, “New Jersey State Wrestling Association”
  • Owner and Head Coach: Shingitai New Jersey, Stratford, NJ.
  • Jujitsu Instructor: All Star Kids Karate Academy, Stratford, NJ
  • 2014 Became NJ State Representative for USA Sport Jujitsu Alliance (WCJJO)
  • 2013 WCJJO Grappling World Title at 79kg weight class
  • 2013 WCJJO Sport Jujitsu third in World Championship at 82kg
  • Veteran Mixed Martial Artist and MMA Coach
  • Current competitor and grappling veteran of the Professional Grappling League (PGL)
  • Founder and Head Coach, Outsiders Wrestling Club: Home to numerous elite wrestlers & grapplers
  • Won or placed in North American Grappling Association, Grapplers Quest, U.S. Grappling, Good-fight and several other organizations, in expert/advanced No-Gi and Gi divisions
  • 2008 Ranked top 20 in country in Submission Grappling “Absolute” divisions
  • 2008 Ranked top 20 in country in Submission Grappling in 169.9Lb weight class
  • 2008 Delaware State Submission Grappling Champion 169.9Lb Weight class

 
Rob Suchocki
Qualifications:
  • 3rd Dan in White Tiger Kempo
  • 3Rd Dan in Tae Kempo
  • 2014 Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors
  • “20 Years Lifetime Contributions to the Martial Arts
  • ”2012 U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame“Combative Martial Arts Master of the Year
  • ”2009 CDIMMA ‘Instructor of the Year”
  • Licensed Inspector for MMA & Thai BoxingNew Jersey State Athletic Control BoardOver
  • 22 Years Martial Arts Experience
 
ROB Suchocki - Boot Camp in Hamilton, NJ
 

 
Mike Austin
Mike Austin is a retired decorated Police Officer and close quarters combat expert who uses his real world street encounters to teach you how to survive.

As a decorated police officer Mike has actually faced the things most instructors have only heard about. Not only did Mike survive, but he dominated the encounters. He knows the effects of fight or flight first hand and he knows the importance of having a winning mind set.
 
Mike Austin bio - Boot Camp in Hamilton, NJ
 
He has not just studied and practiced in a safe gym environment under controlled circumstances. He has actually faced murderers on the street. He has fought multiple attackers at once, disarmed subjects with knives, guns, countless other improvised weapons, and he has received multiple letters of commendation. Mike has a strong back ground in street survival tactics and combat shooting. He has been training in close quarters combat and martial arts for over 20 years and teaches seminars all over the country. He knows that it’s the meanest dog in the fight that is going to win, not the biggest.

Mike graduated from Montgomery County Police Academy with a 4.0 GPA and is certified by the NJ College & University Public Safety Association. Recently, Mike was appointed to the board of directors of AWSDA (American Women’s Self-Defense Association), which is a non-profit 501C3. Mike oversees the training qualifications of their instructors on a national level, as well as trains regional reps. Mike has also written articles, been sought out for his expertise in the field, and has been quoted in multiple national publications.

Email: Mike@NeverSurrenderSelfDefense.com
Some of his certifications include:
Unarmed Combat Level 10 Black Belt Instructor including-
  • Kali
  • Silat
  • Jun Fan
  • Jeet Kune Do
  • Combat grappling
  • Muay Thai kick boxing
Hock Hochheim
1st Degree Black Belt CQC (Close Quarter Combatives) – Jim McCann
Pepper spray
ASP baton
Officer safety conflict resolution
American combat grappling
Scientific Fighting Congress International Combat
Instructors Level 3 advanced instructor
Pressure Point Control TacticsCPR/AED


 
Ron Harris
Trainer of:
  • Golden Glove Champions and Competitors
  • Silver Glove Champions and Competitors
  • Olympic Medalist Terrance Cauthen
  • Trainer of USBA & NABF Champion Terrance Cauthen
 
Ron Harris - Boot Camp in Hamilton, NJ
 

 
Terrance Miller
  • Former Amateur & Professional Boxer
  • Exercise Science Specialist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Director Youth Fitness & Boxing Program
  • Trainer of many Golden Gloves & Silver Gloves Champions & Competitors
 
Terrance Miller - Boot Camp in Hamilton, NJ
 

In Memory of June Bug Livingston
 
Junebug Livingston
  • 3x Golden Gloves Champion
  • 3x AAU Champion
  • National Golden Gloves and AAU runner up
  • Original Champion World Games
  • #1 Ranked Flyweight
  • USA Boxing Team 1973
  • Bronze Medalist 1973 Pan Am Games
  • 197 amateur fightS
 
Junebug Livingston - Boot Camp in Hamilton, NJ
 
Trainer of:
  • Golden Glove Champions and Competitors
  • Silver Glove Champions and Competitors
  • Olympic Medalist Terrance CauthenT
  • Trainer of USBA & NABF Champion Terrance Cauthen

McCann's Certified Instructors

 

Pennsylvania

Mike Austin

Mick Thornton

  • Full Instructor Jeet Kune Do
  • 1st Degree Black Belt – CQC / Close Quarter Combatives
  • Head Coach – The Art of Boxing
  • mickt18966@yahoo.com

Ted Zombolas

Mike Gindele

  • Apprentice Instructor – Jeet Kune Do

Washington DC

Kebin Beale

  • 1st Degree Black Belt CQC / Close Quarter Combatives
  • 1st Degree Black Belt Pacific Archipelago Combatives
  • 1st Degree Black Belt Knife Combatives
  • Head Coach The Art of Boxing
  • Full Instructor Jeet Kune Do
  • Full Instructor – Warrior Fit
  • bealewarriorfit@gmail.com
 

New Jersey

Chris McClenahan

  • 1st Degree Black Belt CQC / Close Quarter Combatives
  • 1st Degree Black Belt Pacific Archipelago Combatives
  • 1st Degree Black Belt Knife Combatives
  • Head Coach The Art of Boxing
  • Full Instructor Jeet Kune Do

Chuck Doyle

  • 1st Degree Black Belt CQC / Close Quarter Combatives

Belgium

Dieter Casier