Decades Of Mixed Martial Arts Experience
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Coach Andrew Law began his martial arts journey in 1993 when his father, Sensei James Law, placed him on the tatami Judo mat for the first time.
Starting formal Judo instruction at age five, Andrew began competitive Judo by age six placing in and winning various state, national and international Judo tournaments over the years.
By age 16, Andrew began teaching Judo at the Tuscarawas County YMCA while wrestling varsity for the Dover High School Wrestling Team all four years of his high school career. He earned his Judo Black Belt by age 18.
Upon graduating, Andrew began his amateur mixed martial arts career where he secured a record of 8 and 3 including two title belts before going professional.
Throughout his professional career, Andrew has trained with UFC championship-winning boxing coach Robert Meese and also earned his Black Belt in Muay Thai from former UFC fighter and world-champion kickboxer Ryan “The Lion” Madigan.
Along with coaching MMA fighters and teaching martial arts for decades now, Andrew is currently the third ranked professional welterweight in the State of Ohio with a professional record of 10 and 4. He is currently on a six fight winning streak and is teaching Judo, Muay Thai, and Self-Defense classes right here at Route 250 Health and Performance in New Philadelphia, OH. Check out Andrew's latest advice and videos on kicks at the Route 250 Fitness Blog and on YouTube.
Over the past three decades, Coach Brian Murray has studied and competed in several different forms of Martial Arts.
Brian currently holds 3 Black Belts in Martial Arts including a 5th Degree Black Belt in Karate, a 5th Degree Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu and the equivalent of a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Silat, an Indonesian blunt and edge weapon fighting system.
Coach Murray has studied Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the past two decades and has shared the mats with some well-known names in martial arts and competition martial arts which include several members of the Gracie Family, JT Torres, Lucas Lepri and Kurt Osiander; just to name a few.
Brian also spent 6 years in the Army as a Combat Medic where he continued to train and compete in martial arts both in the United States and abroad.
Everyday, Coach Murray strives to improve his skill set in competition martial arts and practical self-defense techniques right here at Route 250 Health and Performance in New Philadelphia, OH.