OWNER & HEAD INSTRUCTOR
The Nicholas Scott Catone Training Center is the hard-fought dream of the owner, and head coach of NCMMA. After years of owning one of the best MMA gyms in the US, Nick has now created one of the most elite MMA training facilities in the world. Nick is passionate about martial arts and competition and has endless knowledge on the technical and competitive side that he has drawn from a highly decorated career as a wrestler and MMA fighter. He shares his knowledge with everyone from our hobbyist members, to some of the most elite fighters in in the world.
MUAY THAI & CARDIO KICKBOXING INSTRUCTOR
Tyson is one of our longest running instructors at NCMMA, teaching here since 2013. He is one of the most beloved cardio kickboxing instructors and is the head instructor of our Muay Thai program. He teaches very upbeat and high energy classes, while still being approachable for all levels. Outside of the gym he is an MMA writer for NYSF magazine and the host of Let’s Talk Jets Radio.
BJJ & MMA INSTRUCTOR
Sean Santella is a third degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has held titles in multiple MMA Promotions. He has many years of experience as a fighter, coach, and instructor. He has worked with and cornered many high-level athletes, which has given him invaluable knowledge on grappling and competing. He’s extremely passionate about MMA & BJJ technique and will always go the extra mile to be sure his students understand the concepts he is instructing in class.
BJJ INSTRUCTOR (ADULT & KIDS)
Anthony Colalillo is an NCMMA Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has been one of our most dedicated instructors since our opening in 2010. Professor Anthony has trained and competed for many years and is a passionate student himself. Due to his abundance of experience in BJJ he is a very talented instructor, who is outstanding at relating to all levels of students from kids to adults. His sense of humor and love for BJJ keeps his classes interesting and full of knowledge.
CARDIO KICKBOXING INSTRUCTOR
Marjorie has been training Muay Thai & Cardio Kickboxing since the gym opened in 2010. She has an extensive background in nursing, and is also a Board Certified Holistic RN who is passionate about health & fitness. She teaches high-energy cardio kickboxing classes with a lot of variety in movements and exercises. Her classes offer a little something for everyone.
CARDIO KICKBOXING, HIIT, & CIRCUIT TRAINING INSTRUCTOR
Gretchen is a certified personal trainer and a certified nutrition coach through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. With over 20 years of fitness training experience, she has worked with a variety of clients from children to professional athletes. Her passion for fitness developed at a young age and she continues to compete today. Gretchen cares deeply about her clients, and offers an experience in her classes that helps to keep our members motivated, happy, confident, strong, and on track with their personal fitness goals.
Jason has been with our facility since 2015 and has grown with us over the years from being a beginner white belt student and now as a 3rd stripe Brown bel BJJ Instructor on our morning schedule. On the mats, his passion for BJJ shines bright as he brings a technical and attentive presence to his students in class. Off the mats, Jason proudly serves our local community as a Police Officer and is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
ADULT JUDO INSTRUCTOR
Mike has been training at NCMMA since 2017 and prior to joining with us, Mike received his Kodokan Judo Black Belt under Yoshisada Yonezuka in 2009. In addition to Judo, he is a very active member of our Muay Thai and Boxing programs here at the facility. Mike also has experience in Karate and Taekwondo. Outside of training, Mike recently retired after being a local police officer for over 25 years and now has committed himself to pursuing his passion of teaching martial arts and helping our members reach their full potential.
BOXING, BJJ, MUAY THAI & CARDIO KICKBOXING INSTRUCTOR
Coming from Springfield, MA, Sijara made her way here to train after competing on the UFC’s TUF show. She has a strong grappling background that begun in 2008, winning 7 IBJJF World Titles and receiving her black belt in 2014. She formerly fought professionally for the UFC and students love her simple, yet technical way of teaching. Sijara is great at taking high-level techniques and making them easy for anyone to understand.
BJJ & MMA INSTRUCTOR
Claudio has been training at NCMMA for over 5 years now and teaches one of our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes. He received his black belt in 2014 under George Senack who is a Renzo Gracie black belt. Claudio also competes professionally as an MMA fighter when he’s not working and teaching. His laid back and positive personality, combined with his MMA experience make him an excellent asset to our team of instructors.
KICKBOXING INSTRUCTOR (ADULT & KIDS)
Tom is an integral part of our Kids Kickboxing program. His engaging and unique instructing style keeps not only the kids engaged, but brings a different level of motivation to our adult Cardio Kickboxing classes as well. Tom has been training martial arts since he was just 5 years old and is proud to say that he has achieved his goal of becoming a professional fighter in his young adult career. Tom is also a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Anthony is one of our newest boxing instructors at NCMMA. He’s been training with us for over three years now. He has over 6 years of experience and a background in wrestling. He is currently training to compete in MMA on our amateur fight team. He likes to keep it simple in his classes and really focus on the technique.
BOXING & MUAY THAI INSTRUCTOR
Hailing from Illinois, Corey Anderson currently fights as a professional fighter for Bellator MMA and formerly competed with the UFC. His strong background in wrestling helped him find much success in MMA. He has been teaching and working with Nick Catone since 2014. When in training camp here in NJ, Corey teaches Boxing and Muay Thai and is known for his technical instruction and upbeat teaching personality.
MUAY THAI & BOXING INSTRUCTOR
Justin has been teaching at NCMMA since we’ve moved to the new location. He is a very versatile instructor that has a very laid-back, yet informative approach to teaching. His experience training MMA has given him a wealth of knowledge he loves sharing with others. He enjoys interacting with our various members and building relationships with his students.