Meet the Instructors
SEAN “LUCKY” STRUBE
Purple Belt in BJJ
“Personally, I stumbled into Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. If I had to credit something that got me into my martial arts training, I would say it would be the individual competition and watching way too much UFC as a teenager.
“My biggest reason that I continue to train is, honestly, this is me. The love I have for my arts and the never-ending path of knowledge is the most addicting thing in the world, and my mama said if you start something, you might as well finish it! Martial arts will take me my whole lifetime to finish, and that's something I love about what I do.
“I started training back in 2011 when I was 15, and I’ve trained with multiple UFC fighters. I’ve won multiple tournament gold medals in Jiu Jitsu, and I’m currently ranked #1 in the state as an amateur in my weight class and #8 in the Midwest.”
Current MMA Belt Held: Driller Promotions 135-Pound Amateur Champion, Record: 8-1
DEREK “THE PRETZEL” GETZEL
Brown Belt in BJJ
“Ever since I was young, I was interested in Muay Thai. After high school I started training Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts with former UFC middleweight champion Dave Menne, and after about a year, I found McCune’s Martial Arts and met Chris McCune. I started learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and haven't looked back.
“I continue to train because there seems to be no end in sight, always progressing and growing as a fighter and as a person, training my mind, body, and soul. Martial arts brings people together who otherwise would never cross paths, and I now look at my training partners as my second family.
“Currently I am a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter with a record of 8-7. As an amateur I went 4-1, moving to professional holding the Brutaal Genesis amateur lightweight belt.
“I have received my brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and have competed in many Jiu Jitsu tournaments. Most notable wins include 2009, 2013, and 2014 NAGA expert level championships, and many other podium medals. I will continue to pursue growing as a martial artist and helping others do the same.”
Current MMA Belt Held: Cage Fighting Xtreme Lightweight Belt, Record: 8-7