Our Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, “Professor” Shawn Burton is a Team Rubao Carioca Black Belt and also a Personal Trainer. In 1996 Shawns grappling career started with an interest and participation in Karate as a child. A year following, he began to put a strong focus on striking arts under the direction of Brian Heffner. In 2000 Shawn made his first MMA fight a reality after competing in several Jiu Jitsu tournaments. In 2006 he then began his focus on a coaching career. Shawn has remained active as a competitor and coach since that time. His success includes coaching several fighters into championship bouts and victories. He continues to work on his own Jiu Jitsu skills and earned his black belt in 2012 under 5th Degree Black Belt Rubao Carioca.
Kid's interest in fitness and martial arts started in high school with wrestling then progressed to training MMA & BJJ at 18 years old. His dedication to the sport has lead him to several titles and he plans to move up to Pro status in the near future. In addition to teaching classes, he also trains daily.
Our kickboxing instructor, Frank Czibere is a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. In 1985 Frank's training began and he ultimately received his degree in 1996. He then opened a school and taught for over 6 years and was encouraged and inspired by his students. Later in 2007 he became interested in BJJ. While training he recently received his blue belt. His interest grew in kickboxing and studied with Rodney Wallace where he incorporated his kickboxing and Tae Kwon Do together. Frank is very encouraged by his students and enjoys motivating them and is inspired by their progress.
Tracy’s passion for mixed martial arts started approximately 7 years ago with watching MMA, grew into doing individual personal training and then moved into a variety of classes and strength and conditioning training.
Since January 2014, Tracy has achieved a great amount of personal weight loss success with a combination of the programs offered at EFSD including Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Strength & Conditioning Training.
Tracy’s love of fitness has now encouraged her to become a Certified Personal Trainer so she will be able to help others achieve their goals. She is currently studying to take her NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certification.
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7136 Weddington Rd. NW
Concord, NC 28027