Head Instructors

David Arnebeck

  • Over 45 Years Mixed Martial Arts Experience
  • Over 35 Years Teaching Experience
  • Founder: Warrior’s Cove Martial Art Centers
  • Founder & Master Instructor: Shinbudo MMA System
  • Rickson Gracie 2nd Degree Black Belt: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Official Rickson Gracie Instructor: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt: Tang Soo Do
  • Certified Kyo Sah Instructor: Tang Soo Do
  • Assistant Instructor: Wing Chun Kung Fu
  • Assistant Instructor: Chi Kung Kung Fu
  • Brown Belt: Danzan Ryu Jiu Jitsu
  • Extensive training in: Boxing, Weapons, Meditation
  • Systems Designer: Self-Emergent Training Environments
  • 8 International & National Championship Titles in both Sparring & Grappling Competitions
  • Numerous 1st Place Wins in Regional Black Belt Tournaments

Carolyn Arnebeck

  • Certified Core Power Yoga Instructor
  • Certified Instructor: Aerobic Kickboxing
  • Assistant Instructor: Women’s Self-Defense
  • Red Belt: MMA (Intermediate Level)

Chris Daeger

  • Acting Instructor: MMA
  • Blue Belt: MMA (Advanced Level)
  • Former Navy SEAL

Joe Davis

  • Head Instructor: MMA
  • Black Belt: MMA (Expert Level)
  • Competition Team Member

Dan LeVoir

  • Instructor: MMA
  • Blue Belt: MMA (Advanced Level)
  • Competition Team Member

Chris McWethy

  • Certified Instructor: Eskrima

Ben Neumann

  • Head Instructor: MMA
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt: MMA (Expert Level)
  • Brown Belt: Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu 
  • Competition Team Captain
  • Professional MMA Fighter

Jesse Reine

  • Head Instructor: MMA
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt: MMA (Expert Level)
  • Brown Belt: Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu
  • Competition Team Captain
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Senior Assistant Instructors

Jake Bills

  • Senior Assistant Instructor: MMA
  • Red Belt: MMA (Intermediate Level)

Jody Brown

  • Senior Assistant Instructor: MMA
  • Red Belt: MMA (Intermediate Level)

Matt Byrne

  • Senior Assistant Instructor: MMA
  • Blue Belt: MMA (Advanced Level)

Kyle Christenson

  • Senior Assistant Instructor: MMA
  • Senior Assistant Instructor: Family MMA
  • Blue Belt: MMA (Advanced Level)
  • Competition Team Member

Ian Connel

  • Senior Assistant Instructor: MMA
  • Red Belt: MMA (Intermediate Level)

Pete Gaffney

  • Senior Assistant Instructor: MMA
  • Red Belt: MMA (Intermediate Level)
  • Competition Team Member 

Aaron Krekelburg

  • Senior Assistant Instructor: MMA
  • Red Belt: MMA (Intermediate Level) 

Tom Mondragon

  • Senior Assistant Instructor: MMA
  • Blue Belt: MMA (Advanced Level) 
  • Competition Team Member 

Ryan Robinson

  • Senior Assistant Instructor: MMA
  • Blue Belt: MMA (Advanced Level)
  • Competition Team Member 

Dominic Scheck

  • Senior Assistant Instructor: MMA
  • Blue Belt: MMA (Advanced Level)

Seth Snedden

  • Senior Assistant Instructor: MMA
  • Red Belt: MMA (Intermediate Level)

Garett Sowman

  • Senior Assistant Instructor: MMA
  • Blue Belt: MMA (Advanced Level)

Jamie Tresidder

  • Senior Assistant Instructor: MMA
  • Red Belt: MMA (Intermediate Level)

Max Valiarovski

  • Senior Assistant Instructor: MMA
  • Red Belt: MMA (Intermediate Level)
Assistant Instructors

Alex Gilquist

  • Assistant Instructor: MMA
  • Red Belt: MMA (Intermediate Level)

Wes Gustafson

  • Assistant Instructor: Family MMA
  • Red Belt: MMA (Intermediate Level)

Ryan McCabe

  • Assistant Instructor: MMA
  • Red Belt: MMA (Intermediate Level)

Jim Nonn

  • Assistant Instructor: MMA
  • Gold Belt: MMA (Basic Level)

Walter Powell

  • Assistant Instructor: Family MMA
  • Gold Belt: MMA (Basic Level)

Hung Tuy

  • Assistant Instructor: MMA
  • Red Belt: MMA (Intermediate Level)


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If you are interested in taking one or more classes at the Warrior’s Cove, you may visit to observe the classes. We have a seating area for visitors. You may also participate in one free class – in each program that we offer.  You will find our instructors and the other members to be friendly, informative, and supportive. Simply fill out the GET YOUR FREE TRIAL form above to get started today! 

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