Instructors

KEVIN ENGEL
Kevin Engel is the Head Coach and owner of HIT Squad O’Fallen. Kevin is an undefeated professional MMA fighter, a professional boxer, a professional kick boxer, and a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Career History

Starting as a kickboxer, Kevin began training in 2001 and made his way through the amateur rankings, topping it off with a world title in 2004. As a professional boxer, Kevin started with an impressive 13-0 record and has since fought some of the top ranked fighters in the sport. He is now a veteran of over 25 professional boxing matches.

Kevin also holds a record of 47-6 in kickboxing. Kevin has competed on national television many times, on the likes of ESPN and Versus, including high-profile, main event fights on Showtime.

In 2012, Kevin made his professional MMA debut and has since earned a 3-0 record, every victory coming by way of KO or TKO.

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JASON SMITH



Jason began studying martial arts as a child and has maintained a life-long interest in various forms and disciplines varying from Karate to Judo, wrestling and western boxing. He began training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) in August of 2000 and has taught grappling/MMA at Destruction MMA Academy in Farmington, Mo since September of 2010. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Jason was awarded his Brown belt by the world famous, Nova Uniao association. Jason has medaled and/or won at the Relson Gracie US Nationals, International Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Federation Championships and the North American Grappling Association championships.



NICK SANDERS



Nick started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) while in the Army in 2002. After serving a combat tour in Iraq (Combat Infantryman and Purple Heart recipient), he left the Army to attend college in Ohio. While in college he began training BJJ under Relson Gracie Black Belt Shawn Chitwood. After college, Nick moved back home to St. Louis and dedicated his life to training and teaching BJJ. Nick is an active competitor on the international circuit and has been on the podium at every tournament since 2009. Nick is also a certified Defensive Tactics (DT) instructor through the Ohio State Highway Patrol.


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