COACHES

Joel Thomas

Owner
When I was attending Central Washington University for my Business degree I was in the wrestling room with my friends and some other guys stopped in and asked if I wanted to roll with them. Before I knew it I was learning Jiu Jitsu with Yakima MMA and eventually joined their fight team. I owe much of my success to the people at CWU and Yakima MMA, as well as a lot of the characteristics of a great gym. I have been to gyms around the nation and none have compared to my trainer and training partners from Yakima MMA in camaraderie and a family environment. For anyone who starts fighting you will soon learn how important it is to have trust when it comes to your workout partners, trainers, and corners. Now I am back in my home town of Spokane, WA and I have created an amazing gym environment for others to train at. When you step foot in the gym you become family. You will be amazed at the bond you will get with the ones you share blood and sweat, wins and losses, and tears and celebration with.

Paul Purcell

Wrestling/fighter Training
Paul Purcell coaches Elite Fighter Training, MMA, and wrestling. He has been in the sport for over 15 years. Competing as a high level professional in Mixed Martial Arts. Paul is a decorated Martial Artist with college wrestling experience, Professional boxing experience, and has fought many UFC veterans in the cage.

Jesse Hardenbrook

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Instructor
Jesse started wrestling when he was 9 and fell in love with the one on one competition. He didn’t wrestle after high school but was able to continue in the sport through coaching with a local youth wrestling program. But since Jesse wasn’t competing he ended up getting bored and stumbled into mma, and never looked back. Coach Jesse still coaches though and loves sharing his knowledge with the kids. As far as competing goes, to him it’s the best feeling in the world going out there in front of the crowd, putting his best against an opponent’s best and seeing who comes out on top. Jesse now fights for, Super Fight League, a world wide professional fight venue.

Cole Mckinney

Jiu Jitsu
Coach Cole has been a practitioner of Jiu Jitsu for over 4 years. He competes in MMA, as well as Jiu Jitsu and coaches the kids Jiu Jitsu classes at WarriorCamp. He is also an assistant Jiu Jitsu class for the adult no-gi Jiu Jitsu classes.

Jt Mchan

Gracie Gi-jiu Jitsu
JT is a Rigan Machado jiu-jitsu practitioner with over 20 years of BJJ and self-defense training. He has learned a wide variety of mixed martial arts techniques by training different disciplines at locations around the globe. Combining his jiu-jitsu knowledge with over 30 years of teaching experience provides an environment where the instruction is tailored to the class to achieve the maximum learning outcome where students of all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds can learn, practice, and increase their jiu-jitsu techniques and self-defense skills.

Warrior Camp

5027 E Trent Ave,

Spokane, WA 99212

Phone. 754-444-2243

Email. team@warriorcampfitness.com