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.
ANDREW MARSHALL BJJ BLACK BELT COACH, KIDS COACH, AND MENTAL 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. The right mindset is incredibly important for competition and success. Professor Andrew utilizes methods that support you in neutralizing mental/emotional charge so that you experience clarity of mind and confidence when you step into the cage or on the mats. While also being sharp in training and when it's time to compete. This work also applies to addressing any personal life challenges that are affecting your energy and performance.
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.
DYLAN FUSSELL MUAY THAI INSTRUCTOR
13-3 Professional MMA
12-2-1 Professional Muay Thai *** Chiang Mai Stadium Champion 82kg
BJJ Black Belt under Bruno Carvahlo
Coach Dylan has trained and competed in multiple combat sports at a world class level all over the world for years. Having experience running his own gym and stable of fighters and trainers in Thailand since 2012, he's also developed champion fighters and cornered/coached fights at the lowest level regional shows in Asia and the US, to the highest level shows including Lumpinee Stadium, ONE Championship, the UFC and more.
He brings a no nonsense, conceptual approach to training martial arts with a focus on being well rounded, with solid basic fundamentals and is well versed at working with everyone from brand new beginners, to seasoned professionals.
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.