Instructors

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Head Instructor Master Bob Schirmer  Teaching the Combat-Do system of fighting has been a life long passion. Master Bob has dedicated his life to developing this system of Mixed Martial Arts.The system of Combat-Do  has been so successful in Judo,Jiu-Jitsu,Kickboxing,Boxing Muay Thai,Pankration and in MMA.competitions World wide for over twenty years. His scientific approach has earned him many accolades as a dynamic and successful coach taking the USA Team around the World as Head Coach in Kickboxing, Low Kick, and MMA.

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Mr.Rene Bahena has been a kickboxing instructor for many years at Combat-Do he holds the WAKO National kickboxing Title as well as local kickboxing titles.Mr. Bahena is a hard working man raising a family, running a very demanding business, yet he never misses the opportunity to get in sparring rounds and Jiu-Jitsu almost everyday. He has helped many Combat-Do fighters with their growth in kickboxing.

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Mr.Romero Cazares a Combat-Do MMA fighter he held the title as the house champion at Tropicana from 1998-2001 for over two years at times fighting up to three fights in one night every Tuesday for over two and half  years, he remained undefeated. His vast amount of fighting experience brings knowledge of how physics work in real life fighting situations. No weight class No time limit. He was a true No holds barred Champion!

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Mr.Ernie Garcia has been studying under the Combat-Do system for over ten years he holds a Black belt.  Ernie has two wonderful daughters that both have trained in Combat-Do giving them the confidence to excel in life. Ernie is a dedicated Jiu-Jitsu and Judo instructor normally after a two hour class he would stay late in the Dojo and roll with students looking to get better by rolling with a Black Belt. He has competed in many Jiu-Jitsu tournaments and has gained a great amount of experience from competition and from referring countless matches.

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Mr.Carlos Hernandez senior wearing blue jeans is not only the proud father of four young men that are all Champion fighters but a top kickboxing and low kick instructor. Carlos has the distinction of being a black belt in Combat-Do he is a National Kickboxing Champion and a great coach. His instruction and attention to detail has helped the Combat-Do Team win countless Kickboxing matches, low kick matches,boxing matches,and MMA. His sons reflect their fathers talent good nature d and a loyal, trustworthy,and always ready to lend a hand to make you a great fighter.

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I’m a small Mexican, Puerto Rican individual from Chicago, IL, USA. I’m 5’4 but what lacks in height, shines in heart and motivation. I have been in sports all of my life ranging from team and single person sports. One of my biggest interests and expertise is in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). I started martial arts at the age of 4 and it began with Shotokan Karate. Once obtaining my black belt certification after 12 years of training; I slowly transitioned into MMA.  At the age of 16, I was perfecting my skills at Combat-Do with the legendary hall of fame Judo and Jiu-jitsu trainer Master Bob Schirmer in Judo, Jujitsu, Jeet-Kune-Do, Boxing, Kickboxing, Pankration, San Shou, Muay Thai, K1, and Wrestling. Currently, I am a brown belt rank in the Combat-Do (Judo/Jiujitsu) training system. I recently graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership and Sports and Exercise Science from NCAA Division II McKendree University. Where I was a student athlete with a full ride to wrestle and for academics. My amateur MMA record was 25-1 with 25 straight wins and was pronounced the most decorated amateur MMA fighter in the world by many organizations. I hold many accomplishments from local, national and amateur and pro world titles.

​Titles and Accomplishments
Academics:

  • Triton College multiple time Dean and Honor’s List with a 3.63 GPA
  • Triton College Accumulative GPA of 3.5
  • 2x McKendree University Dean and Honor’s List with a 3.8 and 3.75 GPA
  • McKendree University Accumulative 3.35 GPA
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership and Sports and Exercise Science

Wrestling:

  • Junior College All American (4th in the nation with most wins in the nation at 40)
  • 2x Junior College MVP
  • Junior College Athlete of the Year  (2012)
  • Multiple time wrestling tournament placer and champion
  • Has Achieved 100+ wins at the collegiate level

Kickboxing:

  • International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) Champion (135lbs)
  • 2x Gold Medalist in Pan-American Kickboxing Championships (125lbs)

Muay Thai:

  • Thai Boxing Association (TBA) Champion (125lbs)
  • IL vs. Wisconsin Muay Thai Champion (125lbs)

Amateur MMA:

  • 25-1, lost the first one and came back 25 straight
  • 2x Missouri MMA Champion (135lbs)
  • 3x Illinois American Predator Fighting Challenge (APFC) Champion (135lbs)
  • Current and first ever and 2x USA National MMA Champion (UMMAF) 2014 and 2015 (135lbs)
  • Current and first ever 2x World MMA Champion (IMMAF) 2014 and 2015 (135lbs)
  • Czech Republic Open Tournament Champion (135lbs)

Professional MMA:

  • Titan FC 37 3/4/16 win by guillotine 2:09 round 1 against Travis Taylor
  • Titan FC 38 4/30/16 win by Unanimous Decision against Reynaldo Duarte
  • Titan FC 40 8/5/16 win by 2nd Round TKO against Abdiel Velazquez
  • Titan FC 43 1/21/17 win by 1st Round TKO against Pedro Nobre
  • Current Titan FC Flyweight Champion (4-0)

Other:

  • Brave Combat Federation 1- Play by play Commentator
  • FightBookMMA 2016 “Best Up and Comer” Winner
  • TheFightHouse.com 2016 “Prospect of the Year” Winner

With my 4 recent wins makes it a 29 fight winning streak, 1 professional Championship belt and a title defense under me and at the age of 24, I’m set for more battles and accomplishments. Also, I was inducted into the KHK MMA Team by Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa (The Prince of Bahrain) with teammates Frankie Edgar, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Islam Makhachev, and more. Lastly, through all of my endeavors, I’m very proud to have completed many things people can’t even dream of doing at such a young age and I will continue to strive for more. I will be looking for more events, promoters, supporters and sponsors to help me in the process of accomplishing my dreams. Thank you for your time!

 

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Carlos Hernandez Jr.

Carlos has been training since he was 8 years old. He has won countlessTrophies,medals and belts in Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Muay Thai and is a World IMMAF World Champion. Carlos has fought in many foreign countries representing the United States of America and the Combat-Do competition Team.

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Mr.Jose Marquez is very instrumental as beginning the warmups for the adult class in MMA, and Jiu-Jitsu he has a strong desire to learn the techniques of the Combat-Do and learns quickly passing the knowledge on to students who may fall a little behind a very good assistant instructor.

 

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