About Warrior Combat Academy

The Team at Warrior Combat Academy is dedicated to providing Northern Michigan with World Class martial arts training. Our instructors and coaches have very diverse and particular skill sets that allow us to provide the best training Northern Michigan has to offer.

Coaching Staff

Matthew Elliott

Professional MMA Champion
BJJ Expert Division Champion
3 Time State Placing Wrestler


Matt is the owner of Warrior Combat Academy and has been teaching, training and competing in Martial Arts for over a decade.In wrestling, he was a 3 time State Placer and the 2013 Runner Up. He has also served 6 years as a soldier in the Army National Guard. 

Cole Davis

International MMA Fighter
International Kickboxer
BJJ Champion


Cole has fought MMA and Kickboxing internationally. He has also fought and competed in BJJ Tournaments here stateside. He takes all of that experience and puts it into his teaching.

Chris Franks

Professional Boxer
Professional MMA Fighter
Golden Gloves


Chris has fought professionally both as a Boxer and an MMA Fighter. He has over a decade of experience competing and coaching athletes. Chris works mainly with Fighters prepping for upcoming competitions.

Emily Lyons

MMA Fighter
BJJ Champion
Nationally Ranked Fencer

Emily has acquired some amazing footwork and strategy from her time spent as a fencer, sword-fighting people across the country. She has adapted those tactics and strategies into MMA very well and incorporates them into her teaching.

Torryn Heffelfinger

BJJ Brown Belt
MMA Fighter
College Wrestler


Torryn has a ton of experience with BJJ, Wrestling and MMA. He has been fighting, training and coaching for over a decade. Torryn lived in Brazil dedicating his time to training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but has since moved back to the area and become part of the WCA Team.

Jay Currin

Boxing Coach
MMA Coach
Former Marine


Coach Jay served his time as a marine, and then dedicated his time to the art of boxing. He has worked with and coached world class MMA athletes. Jay's biggest asset is his ability to incorporate Boxing into MMA.

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Located at 1421 Woodmere Ave. 

Traverse City, MI, 49686

Have a specific question? Email us at wcamma@gmail.com

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