ABOUT OUR COACHES
Owner | Professor
Owner Joe DeRobbio has been teaching, training, and competing in martial arts for over 30 years. Joe’s diverse business and coaching experience in personal self-development, business leadership, wrestling, MMA, boxing, and fitness give him the ability to connect with people of all skill levels. Joe is the founder of Combat Games MMA promotion company and one of the lead educators for Washington State Combat Athletic Department. Joe has 15 years of professional referee experience and 10 years of experience promoting professional mixed martial arts events. Joe has spent decades learning and training with some of the world’s best fighters and corner-men. Whether you want to compete, or just learn how to live healthy, Joe has the knowledge, staff, and facility to assist you in your goals.
Boxing & Kickboxing Coach
Mathias started training when he was 17 years old in the arts of Kickboxing and Muay Thai and has primarily trained in those arts ever since. He has successfully tested his skills in the local amateur competitive circuit. Mathias is knowledgeable, motivating, and articulate in his coaching. His attention to detail helps students improve their technique while having a great time. He is known for his upbeat personality and ability to make everyone match the positive energy in the room.
General Manager | Boxing Coach Kids Striking Coach | BJJ Coach
Olivia has been training in the Mixed Martial Arts industry since she was 5 years old. Her father, Joe, gave her her first pair of boxing gloves, and her love for Boxing was born. Over the years, her love for boxing grew into all aspects of martial arts. From helping her dad coach wrestling to receiving her purple belt in jiu-jitsu, she has learned the most important skill needed in the world today, self-defense. She shares her knowledge of technique with her members to encourage them to feel more confident, on and off the mat. You can find her behind the front desk helping members as well as on the mat coaching our students. She brings a strong energy to Royal MMA and prides herself on having a class that will send you home feeling accomplished and energized.
Front Desk Staff
From the age of 7, Amalia has essentially grown up in their family’s gym and has gone on to become the welcoming face that greets members at the front desk. Amalia takes pride in our community here at Royal MMA and strives to make everyone feel welcome and excited about training. As part of the staff here at Royal, Amalia and the coaching staff make it their duty to serve all walks of life. No matter your training experience, your gender identity, your size, race or background - you are welcome here! And Amalia, our “Morale Manager”, will make sure of it!
Alan started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2008. He immediately fell in love with Jiu Jitsu and the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle, always trying to implement his understanding of BJJ into his knowledge of all things. Alan wrestled in high school his junior and senior year while competing in local BJJ and wrestling tournaments. After graduating high school he volunteered as a wrestling coach for 3 years to further understand the art of grappling. Alan studied a wide variety of Martial Arts including traveling to Thailand to study Muay Thai and Muay Boron. He has also earned his purple belt in TaeKwondo. He built his game through years of competing as a local amateur and now professional MMA fighter. He prides himself in blending the respect associated with traditional martial arts and the functionality of modern MMA. Alan is a Gracie Barra Black Belt and an undefeated professional MMA fighter.