With multiple Black Belts and over 30 years of Martial Arts experience, Charlie has lived, taught, and competed in martial arts in Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Rio De Janeiro, Germany, and throughout the U.S
starting at the age of 5.
He has trained and mentored thousands of people in various forms of Martial Arts, fitness, defensive tactics, and sports programs. His students range from youth to grandparents, hobbyists to UFC Champions, Olympic medalists, Navy SEALs, San Diego Padres, and troubled youths.
In 1999, Charlie opened the SD Fight Club, and is San Diego’s longest standing MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) School. And as one of San Diego’s pioneer MMA fighters, Charlie has won multiple titles in BJJ and Judo as well as becoming the “King of the Cage” Light Weight World Champion in June, 2000.
As a star athlete in baseball and football at Christian High School in El Cajon, Charlie went on to play football at Grossmont College. Then transferring to UCSD where he received a BA in Psychology, Pre-med, with a concentration in “Injury and Prevention, of Sport”.
During his first years as a professional MMA fighter, Charlie continued his passion for the youth by guiding students in their pursuit for higher education as a Jr/High School academic advisor and
Brandon served eight years with Force Reconnaissance units in the Marine Corps where he led and instructed his fellow marines. He has been training mixed martial arts with the SDFC since 2003. Brandon is a member of the SDFC MMA Pro-Fight team. He holds a brown belt in BJJ and is a key member of the SDFC competition team. He is currently attending college for a degree in exercise and nutritional sciences and is a certified personal trainer through ISSA & NCSF as well as CPR/AED certified. Brandon enjoys sharing his passion for health and fitness with today’s youth.