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Real Proven Fighters Teaching You Real Techniques.

Meet Our World Class Coaches!


Elj Portee

Assistant Coach Team Captain

  • Freestyle MMA Fighter

  • Trained and competed MMA in Hiroshima, Japan for 18 months

  • Competed in Nogi & Gi IBJJF Japan in 2014-2015 ×3 multiple gold finalist

  • Fought in multiple organizations (*Cali Cage Wars, *Camo, *Gladiator Challenge California and Hiroshima Japan, *Legacy Fighting Alliance, A1 Combat, Aries FC, King of the Cage).

  • Competed on UFC Fight Pass for pro debut in MMA

  • (9-2) Amateur Fight Record

  • Won Amateur World Championship

  • (10-9) ProMMA  record totaling

  • (31) total fight currently as of May 2023. Including a professional; Boxing match.

Eljeria will most definitely motivate you to bring your fight game to your very personal best. With an encouraging mindset he will be the one to give you the confidence to go out and get it done! Whether you're a man or woman, this coach will light a fire inside you.


Kent Mcintyre

Grappling Coach

Kent was an exemplary grappler in competition. He is a 3rd Degree black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. With tournament victories as well as medals in nearly every single level of BJJ from youth to adult and beginner to advanced. Kent has successfully trained many athletes and fighters from amateur to professional to truly raise their grappling IQ and add a bigger toolbox of skills on the mat. He is personable and professional, reliable and loyal. Being a part of the Compound team for more than a decade the Compound owners, staff, and members all enjoy the energy and moves Coach Mcintyre adds to the gym. You will be very lucky to be mentored by such an accomplished grappling coach!


Joey Beltran

Head Striking Coach

  • Joey Beltran is an American bare-knuckle fighter and mixed martial artist. A professional mixed martial artist since 2007, he has competed for the UFC, Bellator, Strikeforce, and King of the Cage. He also competed in the Bare-Knuckle Fighting Championship where he was the former BKFC Heavyweight Champion. Joey is a phenomenal coach who has fought the likes of Stipe Miocic, Pat Berry, Matt Mitrione, Quentin "Rampage" Jackson, as well as knocking out Rolles Gracie and many other well-known legends in combat sports. He is a two-time UFC fight of the night winner as well as the 5150 Combat League Heavyweight Champion. Come to the Compound and train with the best.


Thiago Gaia

Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach

Graduated in Physical Education in Brazil, Black Belt of 3 Degrees in Jiu-Jitsu, IBJJF, received the Degree from Master Royler Gracie. 1st Degree Black Belt in Judo. Thiago Gaia Ja started to tribute on the Nova Uniao team where he trained with great UFC athletes like; Jose Aldo, Leonardo Santos, Victor Shaulin, Robson Moura, and many others. Then he was invited to join the GFTeam team, training hard with the great UFC athlete Rodolfo Vieira. Fought: Roger Gracie, Marcus Buchecha, André Galvão, Roberto Tussa, Antonio Braga Neto, Rafael dos Anjos, Fabricio Verdum, Bernado Faria, to name a few.

  • Second place world champion – Las Vegas -USA

  • 2nd Place world champion 2006- Los Angeles -USA

  • Second place European Champion – Portugal-Europe

  • South American champion -Brazil-

  • First Brazilian Champion 2010 – Brazil

  • 3-time 3rd Place in the World Championship 2007, 2009 and 2014 – Los Angeles-USA

  • 2021 Heavyweight World Black Belt Silver Medalist

  • Selective Professional of the Champions League in Abu Dhabi 2014 and 2015.


Quantal Langford

Head Wrestling Coach

Originally from Cleveland, Tennessee, Quantal Langford has been part of the Compound MMA for 4 years now as their wrestling coach. Quantal brings a wealth of knowledge as a coach and competitor.  As a varsity high school wrestler he was a 3x Regional champ, 3x state qualifier, 2x state medalist and a state finalist.  Wrestling at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Quantal was a 2x Conference Finalist, Conference Champ and Div 1 National Qualifier.  As coach, Quantal assisted at Walker Valley High School, in TN, aiding multiple state placers and champions. Quantal also coached collegiately at NAIA power Campbellsville University in KY. Helping coach multiple All-Americans and National finalists.
Still competing and switching to other styles, he placed 3rd at a California Catch Wrestling Tournament and 1st in the Blue Belt Division at the Ross Miura No Gi Challenge. He is still training and looking to compete in the future events.
Aside from coaching, Quantal Langford runs a creative and digital media company called The Langford Studio consisting of multiple brands and creative properties under one roof. He’s also an inspirational speaker often speaking to his wrestling class after practices.
He is married to his wife of 17 years, Heather and has two sons and 4 grandchildren.


Tony Brown

Assistant Grappling Coach

Tony is the most positive down to earth team member and coach you will ever meet. He is straight forward, intelligent, and well versed in the grappling arts. Tony wrestled at Fresno State University and was an excellent high school wrestler from Vista, California. He has coached high school wrestling and college wrestling seminars as well. currently he teaches chemistry to college students and takedowns to the kid's and fighters as well. A purple belt in Jiu Jitsu and a 10-year coach of the Compound we are proud and lucky to have Coach Tony Brown.


Santiago Garcia

Assistant Wrestling Coach

Santiago is a young, excited Compound coach with a grinding freestyle, Folkstyle and Greco style of wrestling. Not one for an easy day Santiago is currently a star member and team captain of the Palomar College wrestling team. Helping with the kids and adults Santiago is our young gun!

-2x CIF Placer
-2020 SDS Masters Finalists
-24th ranked wrestler in CA 2020
-SCWAY Grade state champion
-7th at Battle for the Belt (3rd hardest tournament in CA)
- 2x outstanding wrestler award
-Finalist at D-Day on midway freestyle tournament
-11x tournament champion
-4x tournament finalist
- 10x tournament Placer
-Kids club coach for 3 years
-Varsity coach for Valhalla high school for 1 year
-Vista High School head freshman wrestling coach 


Zane Sisneros

Assistant Fight Coach

Zane is a great story all in one person. He originally took the Compound Kid's Classes 17 years ago. Now a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well as a champion and gold medalist in numerous martial arts tournaments and fights, The Compound Loves Coach Zane.  Kid's, Ammy's, or Pro's Zane can guide you to become a better verion of yourself.


Sarona Saint

Strength and Conditioning (S&C) is the selection and development of dynamic /static exercises used to improve physical performance. Whilst it originally benefited athletes it is now widely used in both the sporting world and more generally.

S&C is used to develop every area of the body and improve the way a person moves, with the intention of enhancing sporting or physical performance.

Research demonstrates that correct and appropriate training can improve physical performance. It also shows that incorrect and inappropriate training can be very detrimental to the way the body moves and performs, whether that’s in daily life eg walking the dog, or at hobby or sport.

Strength and Conditioning training involves a wide range of exercises developed to build a variety of skills with a focus on mind, mobility, stability, strength, endurance, power, speed, agility and performance.

Combines strength training, aerobic conditioning, speed and agility training, as well as sport-specific training.

Aims to improve strength and endurance, reduce the incidence and severity of sport injuries, and to improve technique and overall performance.

Beneficial for people of different ages and abilities eg can help older people maintain and improve their health and quality of life.

Coach Rona is a superstar

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