Anthony Eisenhower
Head Martial Arts Coach/Personal Trainer/Nutrition Coach

Anthony Eisenhower has over 25 years of experience studying, practicing and coaching martial arts and fitness including Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Cojujitsu, Capoeira, Kenpo Karate, Gung Fu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Savate, Pro Wrestling and Pankration. Anthony holds Blackbelts in Coju-jitsu and Tae Kwon Do as well as Level 2 Khru in Muay Thai. Anthony studied gymnastics at L.A. Valley College and dance at Loyola Marymount University with the purpose of increasing flexibility and endurance for competition. He competed as an amateur and pro in Muay Thai, ISKA Kickboxing, Pankration and MMA. Anthony also performs stunt and fight choreography for music videos, commercials and various film and television projects; past projects include Alias, Birds of Prey, Dark Angel and Power Rangers in Space (Did all the stunts for Blue Power Ranger).

Anthony is also the creator of the Brood 9 Stunt System, which is one of the few Stunt Certification classes taught for Physical stunt work. He has a DVD with the basics of this program through My Mad Methods Productions, and is a contributor to the My Mad Methods Magazine, Onnit Academy, Awake & Alive, Mad Fit Mag, MMA Business magazine, FitMedPro as well as other Fitness and MMA forums.

Certifications/Quick Breakdown

  • 2nd Degree BlackBelt Coju-jitsu
  • 1st Degree BlackBelt Tae-Kwon-Do
  • 1st Degree BlackBelt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer (ISSA)
  • Training For Warriors Level 2 Certified Coach (TFW)
  • Combat Sports Academy Coach (CSA Gym)
  • Kettle-Jitsu, EKG & SGX Certified Coach
  • Onnit Academy Foundations Certified Coach (Onnit)
  • AFM Level 1 Certified Coach (Art of Functional Movement)
  • Certified Lifestyle Weight Management Specialist (NESTA)
  • Certified Fitness, Wellness & Sports Nutritionist (AFPA)
  • Advanced First Aid/CPR Certified/AED (CPR Care)
  • Member Stuntman’s Association
  • Member Thai Boxing Association & US Muay Thai Federation (USMF)
  • Member USA Federation of Pankration Athlima (USAFPA)
  • Sponsored Athlete/Ambassador for MostFit, LIVESORE, Lucky Gi & OTM
  • Corporate Wellness Coaching (Clients such as RedBull, AYSO, Xerox, Lunchbox, Mirum)

Marlene Savala
Kickboxing, Fitness & Nutrition Coach

Marlene Savala has been a fitness enthusiast for years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in history from UCLA, is a research Guru as well as nutrition certifications from AFPA & Personal training certifications through NESTA. She spent 9 years as a competitive swimmer before turning her attention towards the martial arts. She has been studying Muay Thai, Boxing and Fitness with Brood 9 Martial Arts for over 6 years, and has trained along side some of the top trainers throughout Southern California before deciding to get her certification through NESTA as a Personal Trainer & Muay Thai Fitness Coach.

She is a highly motivated nutrition coach and personal trainer. She works hard at making sure everyone reaches his or her goals through proper nutrition, fitness and wellness. Marlene is a fitness and nutrition success story as well, devoting herself to changing her way of life towards fitness and wellness. She is also an avid runner who loves competing in races throughout the Southern California.

Certifications/Specialties:

  • Bachelor Degree – History (UCLA)
  • Fitness, Wellness & Sports Nutrition Certification (AFPA)
  • Certified Muay Thai Fitness Coach (NESTA)
  • Advanced First Aid/CPR/AED Certified (CPR CARE)
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer (NESTA)
  • Certified Lifestyle Weight Management Specialist (NESTA)
  • Certified Green Living Coach (NESTA)
  • Spencer Pilates Certified Instructor (NESTA)
  • REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ Certification
  • Nuun Hydration, Too Pretty Brand, Girls Run Fast & FitFAM Ambassador
  • Arbonne Independent Consultant

Colin Tew
Assistant Striking & Conditioning Coach

Colin’s Martial Arts journey began with Brood 9 Martial Arts in 2016 after wanting to challenge himself physically and mentally, as well as always wanting to try Martial Arts. Colin has been a competitive Road and Trail runner for most of his life (and still is to this day) winning many accolades throughout his high school running career. Colin is a highly motivated athlete and coach, always looking for the best ways to not only improve his own skills and coaching, but others as well.

 

Certifications/Specialties

  • 8+ years of Muay Thai, Boxing and MMA (2016)
  • Competitive Athlete (Muay Thai, Running, Trail Running)
  • Bachelors from CSUF, Psychology
  • Eagle Scout
  • B9 Stunt System Certified
  • Advanced CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Anthony Sandoval
Assistant Striking & Fight Team Coach

Anthony’s martial arts training began in 1987 after watching tons of kung fu movies and the karate kid movie, his parents put him at Chris Casamassa’s (scorpion from the original mortal kombat movie) red dragon karate. In 1989 he started American kenpo karate. In 1993 he started kung fu (got my black belt in 1997.) Anthony got private judo lessons from Judo Gene Lebelle 1995-1997 as well as wrestled his freshman year of high school in 1996. Started jiu-jitsu with Rick Lucero and boxing in Pomona in 1998, and helped coach the kids boxing team. Anthony taught kung-fu, women’s self-defense and kickboxing at Glendora Kajukenbo from 2001-2004. In 2009 he joined the Misfits Muay Thai/mma gym in the OC. In 2018 Anthony joined Brood 9 because “I love how the art is taught the right way starting with basics on up. Everyone is great to work with and in great spirits under a regular training day or around competition time.”  Since then, he has competed in Muay Thai for Brood 9 and currently helps all of our fighters get ready for competition. His current and future goals are to keep on training and teach/coach the next generation of fighters. Eventually he wants to be a pro cornerman, judge and referee fights down the road (which we are working with him on).

Certifications/Specialties

  • 25+ years of Martial Arts Experience
  • Kung fu black belt-1997
  • Amateur Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Karate Fighter
  • B9 Stunt System Certified
  • Advanced CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
  • Member of USA Muay Thai

Dimitri Matthews
Strength, Performance & Conditioning Coach/Personal Trainer

Dimitri has 16+ years of martial arts and fitness experience with formal training in BJJ, TKD, Kyokushin-Kai, Boxing, Judo and Freestyle/Greco-Roman Wrestling & Pro Wrestling. 7 years ago, along with his brother and sister, he started Tri Delta Performance Concepts (TDPC, a proud Brood 9 Martial Arts affiliate). Since the company’s inception, TDPC has worked with anyone looking to increase not only fitness, but performance. Dimitri also has experience in sports-specific drills, having worked with and coached athletes in BJJ, Boxing, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Hockey, Triathlons and even Cricket. He is an experienced competitor in Obstacle Course Races (OCR), Strength Competitions and an avid long distance runner.

 

Certifications

  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer (NFPT, Expert Rating & ACE)
  • Expert Rating Certified Master Trainer
  • AFM Level 1 Certified Coach (Art of Functional Movement)
  • Advanced First Aid/CPR Certified/AED (Red Cross)
  • Certified Level 1 Mace under Rik Brown
  • Corporate Wellness Coaching (RedBull, Kaiser Permanente, Gate Gourmet, Lunchbox)
  • Black Belt, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Black Belt, Tae Kwon Do & Hapkido
  • Black Belt, Kyokushin Karate