Coaches

Head Coach: Michael Bateman

  • Internationally Certified Instructor
  • 5th Degree Black Belt - Taekwon-Do 
  • Brown Belt - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu -( Team Highlander) 
  • Experienced Coach (Kickboxing, MMA, Muay Thai, Full Contact Taekwondo & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)
  • +30 Years experience in the martial arts
  • CHILDREN, PARENT & FIGHTER APPROVED!


BJJ Affiliation: Joshua Hubbard & Michael Yanez

Josh Hubbard

  • BJJ Black Belt - Under Michael Yanez of Team Pablo Popovitch
  • Defensive Tactics & Use of Force Instructor  
  • APOST Certified Police Officer - Investigator (Division: Crimes Against Children)
  • Professional MMA Fighter (WGFL & Psychout Promotions)
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt - Yoshukai Karate

Michael Yanez

  • Pablo Popovitch Black Belt
  • Early Member of the notorious Team Popovitch
  • Founder of Highlander MMA Louisville, KY & Tampa , FL
  • Professional MMA Coach
  • Head Instructor at www.highlandertampa.com