Trainer/OwnerAbout Tung(Scott) Pham: Scott is one of the Co-Founders of Fight Firm Elite Mixed Martial Arts training facility in Philadelphia. In such a short time period Fight Firm, LLC., became one of the premiere MMA training facilities in Tri-State area. Scott Van and his younger brother Tuan Pham has made a name for themselves as one of the top instructors in the Philadelphia area. In the first year of opening Fight Firm, the school had an impressive record of 11-1 in Muay Thai competitions competing against the top Schools in the region. His fighters competed in Muay Thai National Competition, Naga, Grapplers Quest, and many MMA promotions. Within three years as the head trainer of Fight Firm, he developed multiple Muay Thai and MMA champions throughout the Northeast Region. Under his training and management, he developed 5 MMA champions (Darrell Smith , Aaron Hicks, Ben Tichy, Tuan Pham, and Derek Leyrer). Under his Guidance and Management he has helped Tuan in becoming an Eastcoast National Muay Thai Champion, 2x amateur MMA champion, and the 18th ranked flyweight in the world in professional MMA. Tuan has also fought on notible venues like Bellator Fight Championships. He also developed and managed an upcoming prospect Nah-shon "The Rock-n-Rolla" Burrel who have an impressive professional record of (8-2-0). He fought on Strikeforce and in contention for the 170 lbs. welter weight title.
Scott Van not only train fighters but also instructed Kids, Women, and other members of Fight Firm in self-defense and fitness training. He developed a law enforcement training program for District 6 Police Department in Center City, Philadelphia in 2011 as well.
Besides running the largest MMA school in Philadelphia, Scott also lead the Philadelphia Stunt Team. Under His leadership, the Philadelphia Stunt Team has been seen in the "big screen". "Safe" featuring Movie star Jason Statham, was the most recent movie which included the Philadelphia Stunt Team.
UFC Trainer/MMA/Muay Thai InstructorAbout Tuan Pham: Tuan Pham is a Pro MMA fighter who was ranked #18 MMA flyweight in the world in 2009 FightMatrix.com. He has fought all over the country and in well known top organizations like Bellator, Adrenaline, Cage Fury, Ring of Combat, and Titan Fighting Championships. When it comes to tough opponents, Tuan has seen his fair share. In his first 10 fights, Tuan Pham has only fought 1 opponent with a losing record, has given two undefeated opponents their first loss, has beaten a 2x back to back divison III national wrestling champ by rear naked choke in 1st rd., and KO-ed an 11-1 national pro Muay Thai champion in 40 sec of the 1st rd. Also notable in his MMA career is that 7 of his 10 opponents have been in the top 20 world MMA rankings. As an amateur, Tuan Pham was both the super lightweight champ of New Breed and Asylum Fight League finishing off his amateur MMA career retaining two titles and a perfect record of 7-0. To add to his MMA experience, Tuan Pham has been training Muay Thai since 2003. In that first year, he was the USKBA Muay Thai East Coast Champion. Tuan Pham has developed his vast mixed martial arts knowledge and skills through training at many different locations and under a variety of elite instructors. Tuan has train with or under the likes of Mario Yamasaki of Yamasaki BJJ Academy, Rigel Balsamico of Cool Hearts Muay Thai, Stephen Haigh of Fight Factory MMA, and Brad Daddis of Daddis MMA. Tuan was training partners with The ultimate Fighter Season 6 winnner Mac Danzig for two years. He trained with Wilson Reis for over a year, whose achievements include being Showtime's Elite XC champion and a Bellator veteran. Tuan has aslo trained with Eddie Alvarez(former Bellator champ), Zach Makovski(former Bellator champ), Dominick Cruz(former UFC champ), Waylon Lowe(UFC veteran), and Jim Hettes (UFC veteran).
Under Tuan Pham's coaching he has developed over 5 champions, holding titles like the WKA Muay Thai national champion as well as other various promotions in MMA. His fighters have fought in top organizations like UFC, Strikeforce, M-1 Global, and Bellator.
Muay Thai InstructorAbout Kru Rigel Balsamico: Since moving to Philadelphia in the summer of 2005 Kru Rigel has been a driving force in Muay Thai training and MMA training both in Philadelphia and internationally. Kru Rigel and the Cool Hearts Muay Thai Camp have established a well known reputation for producing accomplished Muay Thai fighters at every level, up to professional champions in highly touted organizations such as K-1, Take-On Productions, WKA, Friday Night Fights NYC Series, Elite XC, and Belllator Fighting Championships.
The Cool Hearts Muay Thai Camp family tree reads like a “who’s who” of Muay Thai and MMA in Philadelphia. Fighters trained by Kru Rigel and have gone on to become successful competitors and trainers at gyms and camps all over Philadelphia including: BJJ United, Fight Firm, Balance Studios, Fight Factory, and many others.
Two time U.S. Amateur Champion at Middleweight and Super Middleweight
1996 Winner of 1st Warrior Champions – Super Middleweight
1997 – ISMTA Champion – Middleweight
1997 – WKMA Champion – Super Middleweight
1998 – IAMTF US Champion – Super Middleweight
1998 – King of the Ring Champion – Super Middleweight
Undefeated in the US and undefeated at Super Middleweight
24-7 with 11 KO’s
Including wins at :
Gawilla Stadium, Chiang Mai, Thailand,
Queen’s Birthday Celebration, Bangkok, Thailand
Muay Thai InstructorAbout Justin Greskiewicz: Justin competed tirelessly as an amateur in 24 fights before going pro in 2007. He earned a gold medal in the USKBA World Championship tournament in 2005. In the following year he fought the World Champion Shane “Shaolin” Campbell and won.
As a professional, Justin has fought all over the world in national and intercontinental title events ranging from New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Jacksonville and Tampa, Atlantic City, Philly, New Jersey, Richmond, Delaware, Toronto, and even in Suriname, South America. As of the summer of 2010, he’s had a total of 17 fights with a record of 17 wins, 9 losses, and 3 draws with 6 KO’s. Jokingly, Kru Rigel calls him “the hardest working man in show business” because he takes tough fights all the time. This year, he fought 13 professional fights in just over 13 months.
Boxing InstructorAbout Danny Davis: - National Golden Gloves Champion in 1991.
- Participated in the Olympic Boxing Trials Summer of 1992
- trained and worked with:
- Jackie Frazier
- Irvin Robinson - USBA Champ
- Mike Stewart - USBA Champ, 2nd Seson of The Contender
- Isha Smith - 1st Season of The Contender
- Bernard Hopkins
- Mario - R&B star
- J. Erving
- Katino Mobley - NBA player for Sacramento Kings
- Alvin Williams - NBA player Toronto Raptors
- Aaron Carter - pop star
- Shemar Moore - Actor/Star from Young & the Restless, Criminal Minds
- Marsha Ambrosius - 2x Grammy Winner
- Sterling Simms - Song with Meek Mills
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu InstructorAbout Sideco Honorio: Sideco is a very accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner coming straight from Sao Paulo Brazil. He received his black belt from Roberto Godoi in Brazil. Godoi BJJ is one of the top schools in the world when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They are famous for their superior techniques and for the numberous world champions they have produced. In the short time Sideco has been in America, he has placed in many tournaments he has entered at the highest level. 3rd place in 2012 Pan-Ams, 1st in Grappler Quest March 2010, 2nd in New York Jiu-Jitsu Open May 2009, and 1st in Grapplers Quest March 2009. He not only is a world level black belt bjj practitioner, he is also a proffessional MMA fighter who has fought in top organizations and top MMA training centers around the world. He has fought in Brazil, Las Vegas, Atlantic City and numerous other locations. He has trained at places like: Chute Boxe in Sao Paulo, Nogueira's camp in Rio De Janeiro, Macaco Gold team in Newark, NJ, and Renzo Gracie in New York.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu InstructorAbout Edwin Polche: Edwin is a brown belt under Sideco Honorio and is a very accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner with alot of competition experience in many of the regions premiere grappling tournaments. Besides being an excellent grappler, Edwin is also a MMA fighter with a 3-0 record. Below is a list of some of his accomplishments.
2006 gold , battle on the boardwalk
2006 gold , Pennsylvania State Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation ( pasbjjf )
2006 bronze , Chester County BJJ Open
2006 bronze , Diamond State Games
2007 silver , Mid-Atlantic Grappling Championships ( blue )
2007 silver , Mid-Atlantic Grappling Championships ( int nogi )
2007 silver , Grapplers Quest ( blue ) * coin flip with teammate
2007 gold , Pennsylvania State Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation ( 175lbs )
2007 silver , Pennsylvania State Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation * coin flip
2008 silver , NJGC
2008 gold , Battle on the battleship ( blue belt 185lb division )
2008 gold , Battle on the battleship ( adv nogi )
2008 bronze , NJGC ( absolute division )
2008 silver , NJGC
2008 silver , Diamond state games
2009 bronze , The goodfight ( blue 170lb division )
2009 bronze , The goodfight ( nogi adv )
2009 silver , The goodfight ( blue absolute )
2009 gold , Night of Martial Arts ( Superfight Champion )
2010 gold , Grapplers Quest ( purple )
2010 gold , UsGrappling ( purple , sub only )