Meet the Instructors

  • Blake Grice, Owner & Founder

    With over 20 years martial arts experience, Blake is a Muay Thai instructor under Arjan Scott Hicks (Sit Quan Tong Muay Thai). Blake has been active in the Mixed Martial Arts/Muay Thai scene since 2000. In addition to having a dozen fights himself, he is one of the top MMA and Muay Thai referees in the world.

    Blake is a 3x Ironman Finisher and a 3x Ironman 70.3 finisher.

    Blake is an ABC Referee and Judge Trainer.

  • Alex Ninan, BJJ Coach

    Alex has been studying BJJ under Alliance black belt Rafael Rosendo Dos Santos for over 8 years.  Alex earned his BJJ  black belt from Rafa in 2017 and leads all of ECMMA's Jiu-Jitsu classes for kids and adults. Alex travels with all BJJ competitors and also corners our MMA fighters.  Alex is a world class grappler and has built an amazing program here in Anderson, SC.

  • Jackie Dillon

    Crossfit Level 1 trainer and active EMT for the Electric City. Jackie Dillon runs our Saturday classes!

  • Ben Gromelski

    A member of 10 years, Ben coaches all of the kids Muay Thai classes and leads our beginner adult Muay Thai program. Ben was promoted by Arjan Scott Hicks in 2021.

  • Logan Pendergrass

    Logan has lived in Anderson his entire life. He’s been doing CrossFit for over 5 years and has been coaching for 2 and a half with a CF-L1 and a USAW-L1.