With the Ring Sports program you can rest assured that as you move through each level every step has been built on a solid foundation of experience.
Mark Messer - Head Coach
Former Washington State Super Middleweight Kickboxing Champion
Coach Messer has twenty eight years of experience in all aspects of Ring Sports as a:
- Corner Man
- Club Owner
The Messer name was first established during Coach Messer's management of his former wife, whose professional career was managed in its entirety by Mark. Kim "FIREBALL" Messer has a worldwide reputation as one of the best "Pound for Pound" women in Kickboxing and Professional Boxing history. Competing in Europe, Asia and throughout the United States, she has won Three World Titles in Eurasian-style Kickboxing and was also the I.F.B.A. World Atom Jr. Flyweight Boxing Champion.
A Full Service Manager of Champions
This wide range of experience allows Coach Messer to move smoothly from dealing with “Day One” students all the way to Professional World Class Title holders.
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Pete Edwards has played and coached soccer all his life, originally in the UK, then in the US. Now at Ring Sports United he coaches, referees and judges.
You can catch Pete any evening from Monday to Thursday. He tests those members wishing to advance from Basic Boxing to Intermediate Boxing. He runs the drills as well as sparring sessions, safety awareness training and technique mastery. He occasionally gives the Saturday 10-11am Basic Skills and Drills class.
Pete can also be found in RSU fighter's corner at the USA Boxing cards as well as seated at ringside as a judge.
He has contributed significantly to the evolution and growth of RSU over many years. See his full bio here.
Demico "Night Train" Rogers
Instructs the 6:30 MMA Class on Tuesdays, helps coach our competitors and fight enthusiast and available for private lessons . Demico was a high school state wrestler and started training at Ring Sports in 2004. He became a professional MMA fighter after being chosen to compete in season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter Heavyweights. Rogers has racked up an impressive MMA record of 6-1. He trains in Colorado with Trevor Wittman at Grudge Training Center along side UFC fighters such as Shane Carwin, Nate Marquardt, Rashad Evans and Brendan Schaub, among others. Demico has been coached by some of the best trainers and strength coaches in the business and always brings back new and innovative ways to get our students in shape.
Instructs the children's submission grappling on Tuesday and Saturdays. Lamont is a former World-Class powerlifter with over 18 years in the fitness industry during which time, he owned and operated a fitness club. He has been both an ACE and NSCA certified trainer. As well as having competed himself , Lamont has coached and trained competitve and world-class athletes in the sports of Body Building, Powerlifting, Submission Grappling and MMA. Active in the local children and adult grappling tournaments. You can also see lamont at events as a Judge for Professional MMA and USA Boxing.
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