6 LEVELS ORLANDO STAFF
I have been involved in health and fitness since I was 15 years young. I ran track in high school and hold records in the state of Ohio. Having been a young athlete, heavy in to fitness and extremely interested in nutrition, I decided that helping others with their personal fitness challenges and goals was what I wanted to do for a living. I live what I preach and walk what I talk. Exercise and nutrition is not a fad or quick fix for me, it is a way of life that I am extremely passionate about.
In my sessions I love to use weights, plyometrics, and outside of the box exercises that keep the body guessing and make my clients really push themselves. With nutrition being such a huge key to the fitness formula of success, I am always happy to share recipes and nutritional information with my clients so they can receive optimal results.
I teach my clients how to live a healthy life, make exercise fun, and nutrition a way to eat rather then a diet. I feel that leading by example is important and pushing my clients through their personal fitness obstacles is something I feel very rewarded by and when they reach new milestones I feel so proud that I was a part of it.
Head Coach of Adult Striking & Director of Youth Program
Ryan "Who Dat" Keenan is our Youth program director Instructor as well as the Head Coach of our Adult Striking Program. Following in his dad's footsteps, Ryan began boxing in college while playing football at Mount Union College in his home state of Ohio. In 2007, he moved to Orlando, FL and started on his BJJ journey and pursued a career as a professional mixed martial arts fighter. Ryan is a Strikeforce, Bellator and World Series of Fighting vet with an impressive professional MMA record of 6-2 as well as being a former Florida State lightweight champion in the RFC (Real Fighting Championships). Ryan is also a certified personal trainer. He is a big believer in sport-specific training and functional strength training. He encourages his clients to try different exercises that incorporate weights, cardio and body weight lifts. He keeps his workouts fun and change them from conventional sets and reps to timed circuit training drills. Because mixed martial arts fighters are some of the best conditioned athletes in all of sports, he has also been known to mix boxing and kickboxing into his workouts to push his clients' cardio, hone fast twitch muscle fibers and develop core strength.
Ryan -"I will do everything he can to ensure my clients not only meet their personal goals, but they exceed them. Your success is my success."
Competition Team Head Coach & Assistant Director of Youth/Teens Programs
Ray started his journey in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA back in 1999. He has trained under former UFC fighters and legendary Jiu Jitsu competitors, but didn’t find a true home until he met Professor Jonathan Burke in January 2006. Since that time Ray has had the opportunity to teach Jiu Jitsu to both adults and kids at the 6 Levels in Orlando, as well as overseas in Europe. He has been an active member of the sport Jiu Jitsu community as well, as an IBJJF competitor under 'Team Royce Gracie', and in his role as a referee, head official, and tournament director for multiple years. In December 2014, Ray was able to achieve a longtime personal goal by achieving the rank of black belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu. He is proud and honored to be one of Professor Burke’s first 3 black belts. Ray is the Head Coach of the 6 Levels Competition Team, the Assistant Director of the Youth/Teens Program, and teaches adult gi, no gi, and self-defense classes at the 6 Levels. He has taught numerous competition seminars in multiple states, self-defense classes to kids and adults throughout Central Florida, and has used the knowledge he’s received to train event and nightclub security teams. Ray is passionate about the art of Jiu Jitsu. Whether your goal is to become a professional fighter, competitive grappling champion, or to simply enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, and the confidence in knowing that you can defend yourself with Jiu Jitsu, he will happily assist you in achieving your goals.
Mighty Mites & Youth Class Coach
Joshua Cope, AKA "Coach Josh" has been training BJJ since 2014. He is currently a brown belt in the sport and has come to his own as an assistant coach in our youth class and co-director in our mighty mites program. A Florida native, Josh is also an Army veteran. Most days, you'll see him out on the mat taking the time to help our students progress and perfect their techniques.
Mighty Mites & Youth Class Coach
Sean Cunningham is a co-director of our Mighty Mites Program and an Assistant Coach for our Youth Class.
Adult Morning & Youth Class Coach
My name is Baron Pitz and I’m a Gracie Jiu Jitsu black belt under Jonathan Burke. I started my training at 6 levels in April of 2006 and have been nearly everyday since. I’ve have teaching Jiu Jitsu classes (youth and adult) and fit classes for a number of years. I’ve competed in some of the highest caliber grappling competitions in the country and have numerous wins against some of the toughest grapplers. I’ve been apart of many training camps for our teams fighters from youth/adult Jiu Jitsu to professional mma. I’ve trained with many legends of the art such as Royce Gracie, Rodrigo Gracie, Nate Diaz, Jake Shields, Matt Serra, Bas Rutten, etc. Gracie Jiu Jitsu is my huge part of life as well as teaching it’s techniques and philosophies. I hope to see you all soon on the mat!
Adult Morning Coach
Chun Kim is currently a brown belt adult instructor under Certified Royce Gracie Black Belt, Professor Jon Burke, at The 6 Levels Orlando. Chun has a background in Tae Kwon Do and boxing. He has an amateur boxing record of 2-0 with numerous exhibition matches. The last eight years have been dedicated to training Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Chun has competed and succeeded in tournaments such as NAGA and Newbreed. All this while being a full time restaurateur and highly skilled Executive Sushi Chef.
Scot started his martial arts career more than 2 years ago at The 6 Levels Orlando. Scot is currently a Blue Belt under Certified Royce Gracie Black Belt, Professor Jon Burke, and he plans to continue the humbling and enlightening journey.
Scot is currently an assistant coach for the Youth Program at the premiere training facility in the Orlando, Ocoee, Winter Garden, Winderemere, Oakland, Apopka, Clermont and surrounding areas in Central Florida; The 6 Levels Orlando.
(from left to right) TBD
(from left to right) TBD.
TRY JIU-JITSU FREE
FOR 1 WEEK
We're confident you'll see the difference in the classes and atmosphere we offer that we would like to give you a week trial - no commitment necessary- on us! Come see why we are the best mixed martial arts in Central Florida.