| Trainers

Michael Patt – MMA/BJJ/Submission Grappling/Kickboxing

Michael is the head instructor/owner of Dayton MMA Academy. Michael is a 2nd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, holds the rank of Kru (Instructor) in Muay Thai Kickboxing under Arjan Surachai “Chai” Sirisuteis. He has competed in international Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions and is a multiple time champion and place winner at various regional/national Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions (Gracie Worlds-Arnold Classic, Relson Gracie Nationals, NAGA, Pan-Am’s). He is a 2000 Pan-Am Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Bronze Medalist and a 2x amateur kickboxing champion of the Bando National Kickboxing Tournament.

Michael has an extensive mixed martial arts career with a 15-4 record. He is an Ultimate Fighting Championship Veteran (UFC). He has competed nationally and internationally against U.S., Japanese, Russian and Canadian opponents. Michael has also appeared in live pay-per-view fight shows (UFC, BODOGfight) as well as the T.V. fight series for BODOGfight.

  • UFC Veteran
  • Certified Muay Thai Boxing Instructor – Chai Sirisute
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Ricardo “Rey” Diogo
  • Certified by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation to promote students to black belt
  • Over 15 years of training professional and amateur MMA, Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors

Ed Quach – Kickboxing/MMA

Muay Thai kickboxing instructor at Dayton MMA Academy. Ed has competed in many forms of kickboxing from Mauy Thai to San Shou. A veteran of over 20 fights and years of coaching fighters Ed brings a solid blend of competition and teaching to the Dayton MMA Academy kickboxing team.

  • Trained in Muay Thai and San Shou since 2003.
  • 16-6 record (includes Muay Thai, San Shou, Lei Tai, Kickboxing, and MMA)
  • 2004, 2010 – National Champion
  • 2006 – Silver medalist Lei Tai World Championship
  • Teaching Muay Thai and San Shou since 2005.
  • Multiple students with MMA, Muay Thai, San Shou, Lei Tai, and Kickboxing titles.
  • Head teacher of “Alive and Kicking” study with University of Dayton. The study shows the benefits of kickboxing with Multiple Sclerosis patients.

Chris Lehman – Kids BJJ/Judo

  • Over 14 years training Judo, traditional Jiu-Jitsu, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Has extensive competition background which includes Judo, Jiu-Jitsu and MMA competitions

Alex Kredinweis – TKD

Taekwondo instructor at Dayton MMA Academy. Alex has been involved in martial arts for over 17 years and is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. He is a 2007 National Kickboxing Tournament Silver Medalist. He is a multiple time place winner and champion of various TaeKwonDo and Open Karate Tournaments.

  • 2nd TKD Degree Black Belt
  • Over 15 years of training TKD competitors