Instructors 2018-06-26T05:17:02+00:00


Perry Gibson

A Southwest Virginia native, Perry is the owner, head instructor, and head coach at Tech MMA and Fitness Academy.

  • Black belts in Hisardut, Krav Maga, Joe Lewis fighting systems & mixed styles martial arts; purple belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu.
  • Over 25 years of experience in the martial arts.
  • Over 10 years experience in personal training for fitness and sports for youth & adults.
  • Specializes in law enforcement, military & emergency services combative survival skills, including offensive & defensive weapons use.
  • Coaches professional and amateur MMA fighters, kickboxers & Brazilian Jujitsu competitors.
  • Has positive relationships with regional promoters, giving his fighters a broad range of opportunities for training & competition.

Allison Jaffe

  • Mother of three, professional MMA fighter & successful BJJ compeditor.
  • Virginia’s Amateur Female Fighter of the Year in 2013.
  • Competed in Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge in 2015.
  • Holds rank in BJJ & kickboxing.
  • Teaches combat fitness & BJJ.

Tony Gravely

  • 7 years of Tae Kwon Do & over 10 years of wrestling training.
  • 2x high school state wrestling champion.
  • 2x NCAA Division I wrestling national qualifier.
  • Full-time professional MMA fighter; ranked #1 in Virginia in his division.
  • Teaches wrestling, BJJ & MMA while pursuing his professional fighting career.

Nathan Jaime

  • Successful high school wrestler.
  • Experience in Muay Thai, BJJ, and kickboxing.
  • Amateur MMA record of 10-1.
  • Teaches BJJ & MMA while pursuing his professional fighting career.

Theresa Blaz

  • Started in Tech MMA’s kids program in 2005.
  • Competed in children’s kickboxing.
  • At age 14, started competing in women’s MMA.
  • Teaches kickboxing when home from college.