9100 West 6th Avenue Lakewood CO 80215


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Led by Professor Michael Frison, a Black Belt and 16 year veteran of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a national competitor and an IBJJF No Gi Worlds Gold Medalist, The Training Camp is the premiere Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu academy in Colorado. Michael Frison began training in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in 1998 in Seattle, Washington. He trained Muay Thai with Chris Clarke a Instructor or Kru under Ajarn Chai Sirisute of the Thai Boxing Association of America. Professor has trained under many of the top level Brazilian Jiu-jitsu experts in the world including: Cleber Luciano (A Rickson and Royler Gracie Black Belt), Luis “Limao” Heredia (A Rickson Gracie Black Belt), Laericio Fernandes (A Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles Black Belt) and The Training Camp’s Head Professor Andre Galvao (8X World Champion and arguably the best competitor at his weight class). Being involved in MMA for over 16 years Professor Frison has seen a lot of changes, as this sport continues to grow and evolve he believes so should the art of Muay Thai and Jiu-jitsu. The newest accomplishment for Professor Frison is becoming the very first Affiliate School under Atos Jiu-jitsu and Andre Galvao in Colorado.

“I love my profession and feel grateful and excited to be doing what I love while helping change lives. Fitness has not always been a part of my life, I was not involved in sports as a child, at the age of 14 I found Martial Arts where I earned my first Black Belt at 20 and went on to be a Regional Champion and an Award Winning Instructor. I learned strength, humility, perseverance, dedication, and confidence through challenging myself physically and mentally, each day I strive to give each individual the tools necessary to experience the same transformation. Each day has it’s challenges. Never give up, never make excuses, never let yourself off easy, never let yourself stop growing, you must constantly push yourself to be better than you ever thought you could be. This is my motto, and the vision I try to impart to all my students and clients each day.”

Education and Certifications

  • Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-jitsu – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
  • Coach Level 2 – CSW Erik Paulson
  • Coach Level 3 – Pat Miletich
  • Coach in Muay Thai – The Thai Boxing Association Chris Clarke
  • Karate and Japanese Ju-jitsu Black Belt


  • Pro Fighter/Fight Coach for over 10 years with a 90% win ratio
  • Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Sport Psychology, Minor Exercise Science Western Washington University

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Medals

  • Northwest Copa Pacifica Gold Champion
  • US Open Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Medalist
  • 2010 IBJJF World No Gi Gold Medalist
  • 2011 IBJJF World No Gi Silver Medalist
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Tyson Ferrari began training and learning the ways of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing and MMA in 2009 under UFC vet Brad Gumm (Learned Muay Thai under Oscar Marinez and Brazilian Black belt under Master Rigan Machado) and now proudly continues his training under Micheal Frison (Kru and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt). Tyson has competed in many high level Brazilian jiu jitsu tournaments across the the state placing many times in different weight classes at the highest levels of competition.

“My need as a competitor has crossed over well with my coaching skills i strive to bring my clients the best I can give them. It is such a rewarding career to help change the lives of so many people in so many different ways from weight loss and toning up to helping get high level athletes ready for their next big event i am always excited to help everyone achieve their personal goals. I am the best part of someones day every day and that is one of the best achievements a coach can ask for and i look forward to working with you!”

Education and Certifications

  • Certified Kickboxing Instructor
  • Brown Belt Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
  • Competitor with dozens of competitions under his belt
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Roman Perea is a Certified Kickboxing Instructor with The Training Camp. His classes are fun and high energy, taking his class you can’t help but smile while sweating away the calories. He has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and kickboxing for almost 5 five years. In those five years he has grown as a martial artist and person. He wants to continue his journey in studying the martial arts and grow within it himself and help others around him to become the best that they can be.

Education and Certifications

  • Purple Belt Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
  • Blue Armband Muay Thai
  • Certified Kickboxing Instructor
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Kong Do is The Training Camp’s Foundations Instructor. He is known for his amazing ability to connect with beginners and teach them is a highly effective manner. Everyone loves his classes and his warm approach to teaching. Kong is one of our longest standing students with over 12 years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Education and Certifications

  • Certified Foundations and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor
  • Black Belt
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Nick Mota is one of our Title Holder MMA Fighters here at The Training Camp. He teaches beginners and advanced students teaching them tricks in and out of the cage.

Education and Certifications

  • Purple Belt Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
  • Certified Kickboxing Instructor
  • MMA Record 4-0
  • 2010 Colorado Open Men’s No Gi Gold Medalist
  • Universal Fight Alliance Amateur Bantamweight Champion
  • Kick Down Amateur Bantamweight Champion
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I'm in my 40s, but for some reason I was really intrigued by MMA training. But I thought, 'There's no way I can do that. That's for guys in their 20s!" My wife convinced me to at least give it a shot. I'm so glad I did. Maybe I don't have the stamina of some of the other guys out there - but that's never once stopped me from showing up, having a blast, and giving it everything I've got. Age has nothing to do with it. They'll make sure you have a good time no matter what.​

​- Manny Nunez​


I got so sick and tired of the gym...it was always crowded and I think that waiting 15 minutes for each piece of equipment is just ridiculous. So I decided to check out this MMA class. I wasn't really sure that it was going to be for me. I love the burn I get from weights and wasn't sure that I was going to get a good workout. But he day after my first class, my muscles were screaming at me even louder than when I would hit the weights hard at the gym. On top of that, there's never a wait and the class is always filled with cool people. It's way more fun then I ever expected. Besides, I get a much better workout here than I ever got at the gym.​

​- Taylor M


“Holy crap this is fun!” Man, there's just something so awesome about this training. It's like there's this side of me that I just can't let out anywhere else, but every class my most primal, animalistic side gets to shine. And it feels friggin good, let me tell you. I mean we all have some aggression in us, right? Where else do you get to beat up on punching bags and just let it all out? And not only that - but have a ton of fun too. Oh, and I've never once been injured. And I've never once been afraid of getting beat up or anything like that. No one's about hurting each other here. Everyone's about having a good time, getting in great shape, and learning some kick ass techniques.​

- Ryan McGuire​


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