meet our staff

our coaching beliefs

Since 1999 KMAA has been providing high-quality martial arts and fitness instruction to the people in and around Knoxville, TN. In that time, our coaching staff has grown from just Coach Eric to now include many instructors and assistant instructors. We have done this because it is our belief that making a great team involves believing, becoming, and belonging. It is bringing together a group of people with diverse skills, beliefs, and attitudes in a way that they wholeheartedly give themselves to the team in order that both the individual students and the team may reach their full potential. Our Coaching staff is dedicated to the proposition that no matter who comes through the door we are dedicated to helping them improve their life in some way. 


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ERIC TURNER

OWNER / HEAD COACH

- Founder of KMAA
- MMA Coach for more than 20 years.
- 1st Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt
- 2nd Degree Blackbelt in Judo
- 2nd Degree Blackbelt in Hapkido
- 2nd Degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do
- Significant Experience with Inayan Eskrima (5 years)

taylor turner

OWNER / HEAD COACH
PERSONAL TRAINER

- Professional MMA Fighter
- KMAA Brown band in MMA
- Bellator MMA veteran x3
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt
- ACE (American Council of Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition, Exercise, & Sociology (University of Minnesota)

JASON King

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU, KICKBOXING, & MMA COACH
PERSONAL TRAINER

- Professional MMA Fighter
- KMAA Black band in MMA
- Bellator MMA veteran
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black
- 4th Degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do
- NCEP (National College of Exercise Professionals) Certified Personal Trainer
- Certified Lockhart and Leith Dietician & Weight Cut Specialist
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology (East Tennessee University)

EMILEE KING 

LITTLE DRAGONS, KICKBOXING,MMA COACH

PERSONAL TRAINER


-Professional MMA Fighter

- KMAA Brown band in MMA

- Bellator MMA veteran x 2

- Invicta FC veteran x2

- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt

- 3rd Degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do 

- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Tennessee Tech University)

DRE Miley

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU COACH, KICKBOXING, & MMA COACH

CHILDREN'S INSTRUCTOR

PERSONAL TRAINER

- Professional MMA Fighter
- KMAA Black band in MMA
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt

- Assistant Wrestling Coach for Bearden High School
- NCEP (National College of Exercise Professionals) Certified Personal Trainer

DR. TIM JACKSON

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU COACH

- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
- PhD in Nuclear Engineering 

(University of Tennessee)

    CHRISTINA ADCOCK

    YOUTH MMA, KICKBOXING, & MMA COACH

    PERSONAL TRAINER

    - Professional MMA Fighter
    - KMAA Brown Band in MMA
    - Invicta FC veteran
    - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt

    - Assistant Wrestling Coach for Bearden High School
    - National College of Exercise Professionals (NCEP)
    Certified Personal Trainer
    - Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

JAMES Adcock

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU & MMA COACH

- Professional MMA Fighter
- KMAA Black band in MMA
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt

-Bellator MMA veteran

Dr. DAVID OGLE

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU COACH

- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
- Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL)
- EdD in Education
(The Southern Baptist Seminary)

Olivia Parker

YOUTH MMA, KICKBOXING, AND MMA COACH

- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt
- KMAA Brown Band in MMA
- Masters in Education
- Invicta FC veteran
- Bellator MMA veteran
- PFL veteran

Ray hewlett

YOUTH MMA, KICKBOXING, AND MMA COACH

- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt
- KMAA Purple Band in MMA
- Professional MMA Fighter

Seth Thompson-Bailey

KICKBOXING COACH

- Amateur Kickboxer
- Amateur Boxer
- Bachelor's in Supply Chain Management
- Former team captain of UT’s men’s swim team

Eien Mcgee

KICKBOXING COACH

- Amateur MMA fighter
- Amateur Kickboxer

jack jones

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU COACH

- Amateur MMA fighter
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt
- Bachelor's degree in Physical education with a minor in coaching
- Former ETSU Football Player
- Former Jefferson County assistant coach, Wrestling
- Former Volunteer High assistant coach, Wrestling
- Current Bearden Head Coach, Wrestling

konner chandler

YOUTH MMA COACH

- Amateur MMA fighter
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt

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