Who We Are

WarriorCamp Mission Statement "Warrior Strong"

Whether you are looking for a workout to get the whole family involved in, train for a competition, or push your current fitness level, WarriorCamp provides an encouraging environment to support whatever your health and wellness goals may be. Our philosophy has always been: Affordable class prices and great people. Your first week at WarriorCamp is always FREE! We want you to get a feel for the class schedule, coaches, equipment, etc. so we can help choose the best membership for you based on your personal fitness goals. We are confident that if you step foot in the door, you will love what WarriorCamp has to offer!

 

Joel Thomas

Founder
Joel Thomas is an undefeated professional Mixed Martial arts fighter, Entrepreneur, Gym Owner (WarrioCamp), and President of FighterBonus Corporation (FighterBonus.com). In competition Thomas is known as a well-rounded fighter with backgrounds in multiple facets of the sport. Thomas’ styles include Wrestling, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Boxing. Thomas started his martial arts career with wrestling at the age of 6 for Spokane Junior Wrestling. A few years later (age 8) he began attending Judo classes at Pacific Judo Academy, achieving a rank of green belt after 3 years of competition and training. While attending West Valley High School Thomas competed in sports year around. Thomas was a varsity starter all four years in wrestling ending as captain of the team as a senior. Thomas ended high school with varsity letters in Wrestling, Football, Baseball, and Track and experience in golf and kickboxing. Thomas got accepted to three schools with wrestling programs and choose Central Washington University. During his first year of enrollment Central dropped two programs, Wrestling and Swimming. Thomas being a well-rounded athlete joined the Varsity Track Team, competing in the pole vault and 400 m Dash. During his first year at college Thomas still frequented the Wrestling room to get little workouts in with his friends. One day while working out Bryan Caraway and JJ Mix entered the room and started free rolling and practicing MMA. This intrigued Thomas very much, so he asked to join in. A month later Thomas was supporting his new teammate Bryan Caraway for his first title fight against Chanti Johnson. During the event a 3-0 fighter entered the ring and his opponent was nowhere to be found. A nervous but confident 19 year old Thomas decided that he would take the opponent's place and try out MMA for the first time. During Thomas’ college days he had an overall record of 16-4 and a professional record of 3-0. During the rise in Thomas’ fight career an injury lead him to finish out his Bachelor's degree at Central Washington University and open WarriorCamp in his hometown of Spokane, WA. During the first year of operation Thomas also broke into the realm of promotions, starting up an amateur MMA event called Proving Grounds. Thomas’ business slowly became profitable after about 1 years time. In March of 2013 Thomas opened FighterBonus Corporation, a worldwide company focused around MMA and the fans of MMA. Now, Thomas runs Multiple Companies and is training out of his hometown for chance to fight in the UFC.

Daniel Swain

Gym Director/coach

Daniel Swain is a professional fighter with a background in wrestling. He is also a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and trained in Muay Thai. Daniel began wrestling when he was 4 years old in Newport, WA. He was Newport High School's first 4 time state placer. He was state runner-up his Freshman and Sophomore year, followed by a 3rd place finish his Junior year. He attained the State Championship his Senior year with a season record of 34-1. After high school, he continued to wrestled at Simon Fraser University. He placed second in the nation at the Canadian University National championship as a Freshman. His Sophomore year he attended Douglas College in Vancouver, BC. He won the National Collegiate Wrestling Association National tournament, and finished his season undefeated. Once finished with wrestling, Daniel began pursuing a career in Mixed Martial arts. He began his career with an amateur record of 7-0 before fighting professionally. He has fought all over the world including trips to Japan, Russia, and Bahrain. He is currently one of the top ranked fighters in his weight class in the U.S. West and Canada. He is currently signed to the international fight league Brave Combat Federation. 

Jesse Hardenbrook

Head Youth Instructor
Jesse started wrestling when he was 9 years old and never looked back after being introduced to the one-on-one competition. He continued his training in the sport by coaching through a local youth wrestling program. Sensing a withdrawal from competition, Jesse decided to try his hand in MMA. “After the first class I was hooked! Since then, I have never looked back and am excited to pursue my professional career in MMA. The best feeling in the world is going out there in front of the crowd, put my best against my opponent and seeing how I can preserver.” He now fights for Super Fight League, a world wide professional fight venue. Jesse loves sharing the knowledge, discipline and philosophy of Jiu Jitsu with kids in our youth programs. Head Youth Instructor, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Instructor, Purple Belt and also coaches out at Mat Maulers.

Paul Purcell

Wrestling/Fighter Trainer
Paul 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. He is a decorated Martial Artist with college wrestling experience, professional boxing experience, and has fought many UFC veterans in the cage.

Warrior Camp

5027 E Trent Ave,

Spokane, WA 99212

Phone. 754-444-2243

Email. team@warriorcampfitness.com