At American Top Team Portland we have world class instructors in all disciplines of MMA.
FABIANO SCHERNER HEAD COACH
Fabiano Scherner is a German-Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt. He has fought in Cage Rage, IFL and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Scherner is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor who won multiple championships on an international and world stage in senior and master divisions, although not in the adult divisions.
ANDREW MARSHALL BJJ AND KIDS COACH
Andrew Marshall is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu who has been training, teaching, and competing in Jiu-Jitsu since 2006. Andrew teaches adult classes, is the head instructor for the kids program, and strength training coach.
JORDAN GUENTHER HEAD STRIKING COACH
Jordan started training in 2004 and has spent his time studying a variety of martial arts including Boxing, Freestyle Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Dutch Kickboxing and has been coaching since 2012. Jordan is a certified USA Boxing coach who has trained amateur and professional MMA fighters, boxers, law enforcement officers, professional athletes as well as every day people who just want to lose weight, learn self-defense and have fun. He holds a certification from tony Blauer Tactical Systems in Personal Defense Readiness and is a veteran of several coaching clinic at the Combat Sports Academy.
ED HERMAN MMA COACH
Ed "Short Fuse" Herman is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Light Heavyweight division of the UFC. A professional competitor since 2002, Herman was a finalist on SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter 3, and has also competed for Strikeforce and Pancrase.
SAMI SMITH YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Sami’s Yogic influence began in early childhood where she developed core guidance through the Bhagavat Gita at the International Society for Krishna Conciousness - formerly the Portland Temple in North Portland. The teachings that she learned though this experience held true to her core through her life. When she was 16 she began active practice twice a week at NW Portland, and took her practice from the facility to the mat and directed her focus into self-exploration, and intrinsic practice. In 2014 she obtained her RYT 200 under Lundberg Yoga. In 2016 she obtained her Aerial Foundations Certification at Epidavros Yoga Center and became a member at The Vedanta Society. In 2017 she went on to obtain JOGA Accreditation through Jana Webb, and Sports Yoga 2018.
ALEX BRANOM MUAY THAI AND BOXING INSTRUCTOR
Alex Branom is a Professional MMA and Muay Thai fighter. He started with the original Team Quest in 2003 and received his purple belt under Eddie Bravo in 2011. He also spent some time in Thailand, where he travelled and trained throughout the country. He is a Rajanderm Stadium veteran and has trained with legendary Jean Wayne Parr, Saenchai sor Koingstar, Pornsehnee Sitmonchai, Hongthonglex, the best of the best in Muay Thai. He has been training Muay Thai under Ajarn Burke at Burke Camp for over ten years. In the past four years, he has competed in 14 MuayThai matches and been a Fairtex sponsored MMA fighter.