Real Proven Fighters Teaching You Real Techniques.

Meet Our World Class Coaches!


Sean Loeffler

Owner/Head Coach

  • Pro MMA Fighter – Bellator & UFC – 33-5 Record

  • King of the Cage World Champion.

  • 25 Amateur MMA fights + 11 professional MMA world championships.

  • Pro Boxer – Record 52-11 and then 8-1

  • Fought on Showtime for the Roy Jones Jr boxing promotion.

3rd degree BJJ Black Belt under Bob Bass (who studied under JJ, Carlos and Rigan Machado for over 30 years, and the 1995 Overall World Jiu-Jitsu Champion.


Elj Portee

Muay Thai/Kids Class Coach

  • 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).

  • Competed on UFC Fight Pass for pro debut in MMA

  • (9-2) Amateur Fight Record

  • Won Amateur World Championship

  • (2-2) Pro record totaling

  • (16) total fight currently as of Sept 2020.


Mike Crosby

Boxing Coach

“Originally from Los Angeles, California. My deep passion for fitness started at a very young age. My father was a boxer in his younger years and began training me at the age of 12 years old, instilling his knowledge and love for boxing in me. While learning the timeless techniques and art forms of boxing, I also became a superior athlete in Track and Field as a sprinter of the 100 meter PB. While attending college in San Diego I also played rugby for the San Diego Old Aztecs.
Soon after, I attended Job Corps in Imperial Beach, CA and entered the boxing program they offered. Where I was blessed to be trained by prestige Coach Alvorado, who teaches the Cus D’Amato system. Which is a vigorous system influenced by the Mexican style of boxing. Training with such amazing athletes for years lead me to now being a prosperous trainer and teacher of boxing.
Lastly, through all my trials and tribulations of my life so far, boxing has groomed me with discipline, superior strength, athleticism and made me a better man. With the ongoing support and love from my remarkable wife Ayden Skye as well! Which is why I am honored to share my passion and knowledge for the life changing sport of boxing with you!


Ali Jafri

Kids Class Coach

  • Featherweight Champion, California Cage Wars 2020

  • Black Belt in TKD at age 14

  • Soo Bhak Do National Champ (Sparring)

  • Member of Military Alliance Fight Team – Camp Foster

  • Marine Veteran & MMA Trainer at Camp Pendleton

  • Heavily Trained in Krav Maga & Nihan Goshin Aikido


Thiago Gaia

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

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


Quantal Langford

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.