- Muay Thai Kickboxing – Instructor
Ian began training Muay Thai in 2000 at Linxx Academy in Virginia Beach VA under Frank Cucci. Over the years Ian has fought on a local, national, and international level to achieve winning the Venum Victory World Series 4 man tournament in Panama City Panama in 2015, WKA US National Muay Thai Championship, IKF Regional Kickboxing Championship, and competed in GLORY World Series Kickboxing events. As a competitor and coach, Ian has amassed training from around the country and trained in Thailand. He has coached and cornered fighters from the local level to leading organizations such as GLORY Kickboxing, Bellator, WEC, and UFC. In 2008 at the age of 23 Ian received his Full Instructor certification under the Thai Boxing Association of the USA headed by Ajarn Chai Sirisute, he was the youngest and fastest in the world to achieve this level of certification. As a Combative Instructor, Ian is a certified Gracie Survival Tactics Level 1 Instructor and has previously assisted in the development of Combative training program for classified U.S. Military units to prepare personnel for deployment into various combat zones. In addition, he developed and instructed defensive tactics training programs for local and federal law enforcement units. A move to Illinois in August of 2012 lead him to head the Muay Thai program at Team Curran MMA until the beginning of 2014 when Fusion Fitness MMA became his home.