An Encinitas local, I am an active Professional MMA Fighter and Judo tournament competitor. My formal martial arts training began at the age of seven. Over the years I have trained and competed in MMA, Kickboxing, Judo, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Goju-Ryu Karate, and Boxing.
As the owner and operator of Higley Fit Martial Arts, I provide a healthful environment in which I practice and pass on my true passion – teaching and coaching. I am privileged to have worked with remarkable coaches in Martial Arts today, starting young as a wrestler at La Costa Canyon High School (1999) under Coach Dwayne Buth. I am also grateful for the opportunity to have trained with a number of Professional MMA Fighters, including Jason Lambert, Joey Beltran, Thierry Sokoudjou, AJ Matthews, Jesse Taylor, Ryan Bixler, Saul Galindo, Mark Vorgeas, Steve Orosco, Nick Ibis, and Russ Edwards.
My mission is to share my coaching and training experience as a student of martial arts. I love teaching and eagerly anticipate educating students who engage in hard work ethic, especially those who are ready to work hard and get in the best shape of their lives.
If you’re looking for an exceptional personal training experience and MMA gym in the Carlsbad area, try your first class on me!