COACHES

Ryan Jensen

Head MMA Instructor
Head Coach, MMA Team


Ryan began his Mixed Martial Arts journey over 20 years ago as a teenager, when MMA was quasi-legal, and a career in Martial Arts was rare. His first MMA fight was in February 1997 at the age of 19 -- since then, he has gone on to compete in the UFC, Strikeforce, Bellator, VFC, SportFight, etc. Still an active competitor, Ryan enjoys coaching as much as competing, and is excited to play a role in developing the next generation of MMA champions.

Ryan and his two business partners formed Premier Combat Center in 2009, with the goal of bringing all the components of MMA under one roof -- Boxing, Wrestling, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Strength & Conditioning, etc. All with the best coaches and facility in the Midwest. That goal has evolved to include using and sharing his knowledge of martial arts in order to help others reach their fitness, martial arts, and life goals.

Ryan is the Head Coach of Premier Combat Center's competition MMA Team, as well as the Lead Instructor in the Adult MMA program. In addition, he is an Assistant Instructor in the Youth MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu programs, and Assistant Instructor in the Adult BJJ program.

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Jose Campos

Head Boxing Instructor
Head Coach, Boxing Team

profileJose Campos began Boxing at the age of 16, with 28 amateur matches, as well as 20 years of competition and coaching. Campos spent 4 years coaching with Esaul Diegues, coach of Omaha's own, WBO World Champion, Terence Crawford. He has coached numerous City and Regional Golden Gloves Champions. At the Ringside Amateur World Championships, he has coached 3 runners-up, and 2 World Champions. Six of Jose's students have been ranked in America's top 15, and four have competed in the USA Boxing Olympic trial tournaments.

Coach Campos’ love for Boxing and his students is evident in the way he coaches. He is extremely dedicated to helping his students reach their potential, whether it be for self-defense, for fitness, for competition, and everything in between.

Tony Souza

Head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

tony Premier webTony Souza is a third degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) under the instruction of Master Paulo Sérgio Santos. He began training Judo at the age of five, followed by eight years honing his skills, while winning various state and national titles. In 1992 his father introduced him to Master Paulo Sérgio Santos, a 5th degree black belt in BJJ, who awarded Souza his Black Belt in BJJ. At that time Souza knew that teaching BJJ was his passion, so in 2005 Tony earned his Bachelors in Physical Education to help his pursuit of spreading the thinking art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to people all over the world.

With his knowledge and experience, he was given the opportunity to join the esteemed Ralph Gracie BJJ team. Ralph, a 5th degree Black Belt, is dedicated to teaching Jiu-Jitsu all over the world. Under Ralph's guidance, Tony earned his 3rd degree Black Belt (the equivalent of a PhD). Only 300 people in the world have achieved the rank of 3rd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt -- this accomplishment, as well as Souza's exceptional coaching and competition achievements make him an exceptional addition to the coaching staff at Premier Combat Center.

In 2009 Tony moved to Ireland where he was given the opportunity to work in one of the biggest MMA Academies in Dublin, called Kokoro MMA. He spent much of his time traveling across Europe, teaching his vast knowledge of martial arts to people in Ireland, Russia, England, Holland, and France. In 2011 he moved to Singapore, and continued to spread his BJJ and Judo knowledge across Malaysia and Thailand. Tony's love for teaching then took him to Abu Dhabi in 2013 where he was the Head Instructor at Elite Training Center. His team of students just recently won 1st place in the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu National Tournament. Tony has a passion for teaching BJJ to everyone and is thrilled to bring his knowledge to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program at Premier Combat Center.

Tony Eduardo

Director of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

tony Premier webTony Eduardo is a third degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) under the instruction of Rilion Gracie. He began his BJJ education at the age of 12 with the renowned Gracie family, and has over 23 years of training with MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legends such as Renzo Gracie, Ralph Gracie, and Royce Gracie. Eduardo has won numerous medals and titles in competition, including ADCC trials Champion, Asia Open Champion, 7x South Brazilian Champion, American National BJJ Champion, South American Champion, and 2x Brazilain Jiu-Jitsu World Championship Bronze medalist.

Tony comes from a Law Enforcement/Military family, spanning more than 20 generations in Brazil. With more than 20 years of armed and unarmed combat experience, he is an active competitor in shooting sports, and has won the IPSC National Brazilian Championship twice. As a certified pistol, shotgun, and rifle instructor, Eduardo teaches weapons manipulation courses and unarmed combat to Brazilian Police special units, elite military forces, and Law Enforcement around the world.

Professor Eduardo has partnered with MMA legend and UFC Hall of Fame member, Royce Gracie, to run a weapons retention program in Brazil. Their curriculum is focused on self-defense and unarmed combat. Most recently, Gracie and Eduardo taught their program to Navy SEALS in Coronado.

Eduardo has dedicated his whole life to the training and instruction of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, in several countries around the world. His teaching concepts are focused on the intelligent use of leverage, strategy, and the warrior mindset.