Aaron is an undefeated Golden Gloves Boxer and a black belt in BJJ. Aaron has extensive experience in wrestling, Judo, kickboxing, Muay Thai and Olympic Taekwondo. Aaron has also studied Karate, Silat, Arnis, Kuntao, and Lima Lama.
Aaron has coached numerous Silver Gloves, Golden Gloves, J.O. Champions, and World Champions. He is the trainer of Dustin “War Machine” Morrison as well as other numerous professional fighters in boxing, kickboxing, and MMA all the way up to Bellator level.
Aaron’s self-defense experience outside of the ring comes from years of working in the fields of personal protection, security, and fugitive recovery. Aaron has completed advanced military contractor, high-level threat protection, counter terrorism, kidnapping prevention, and surveillance training from Trojan Securities International. Additional weapons and empty hand training from Integrated Fighting Arts (IFA), comprehensive fighting arts, and advanced NRA firearms training round out Aaron's skill set.
Black belt under Steve Todd in 5 Way Method.
Black belt under Jeff Sprawls in Maju Bela Diri.
Black belt under Veral Noland in Taekwondo.
Black Belt in BJJ under Professor Mike “Bull” Harris.
Jehiah Burchfield has 23 years of experience in the martial arts, a degree in Finance and Economics, and a graduate degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.). He is currently a full-time faculty member at the Bentonville, AR campus of NorthWest Arkansas Community College, and a jiu-jitsu/MMA coach at TCB.
Jehiah’s martial arts path began in 1994 in Fayetteville, AR studying under Richard Clary at the Integrated Fighting Arts (IFA) Training Center, where he primarily studied Jeet Kune Do concepts, Filipino Martial Arts, and ground grappling. It was also under Richard’s instruction at this time that Jehiah began training with the pistol and had initial competition experience in IDPA.
In 1998, he joined the military, and during a brief stint at Ft. Benning, GA in 2002 had the opportunity to train with Matt Larsen and other members of the 75th Ranger Regiment, which was a significant inspiration to pursue more intensive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) instruction through Straight Blast Gym.
In 2003 Jehiah opened the Integrated Fighting Gym in Joplin, MO where he competed in MMA and submission grappling, and also trained numerous MMA and submission competitors. In 2004 Jehiah moved back to Fayetteville to teach and coach at the IFA Training Center with his original instructor. Here he continued to train MMA competitors and to compete in submission grappling, and also continued his training in firearms and other weapons as the school had a significant focus at the time on nightclub security and Executive Protection.
In 2007 Jehiah began guest-coaching at TCB and eventually transitioned to teaching multiple times per week.
Since coming to TCB, Jehiah has continued to work on improving all areas of his martial arts training, with specific boxing instruction from Aaron Kimball being a frequent topic of focus. Jehiah earned his purple and brown belts in BJJ during this time from Mike Harris and continues coaching and training in this area.
Jehiah is a longtime member of Straight Blast Gym International (SBGi), and counts Matt Thornton as one of his major martial arts influences. He attends SGBi camps, seminars, and other events periodically to continue his education with this excellent organization.
Jehiah also obtained certification as a personal trainer through AFAA in 2013 and taught MMA-related fitness classes at the Walton Life Fitness Center and other fitness facilities in the Bentonville area. It was during this time that Jehiah started Executive MMA (execmma.com), a leadership training course centered around teaching leadership principles through engaging people in MMA training.
In addition to this, throughout his martial arts career he has trained hundreds of private citizens, security professionals, members of law enforcement, military personnel, and competitive athletes in Mixed Martial Arts, submission grappling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
FERNANDO "HURRICANE" RIVAS
Pro Boxer/Boxing Coach
2004 and 2005 Arkansas Golden Gloves champion.
2004 Mid-south golden gloves champion.
25 amateur fights.
Currently pro boxer and longest tenured boxer at TCB.
As a coach, Fernando has produced:
An Arkansas Golden Gloves champion. (2015).
A Mid-South champion (2015).
Two national tournament champions.
Fernando also serves as manager for four of TCB's professional boxers.
MASTER VERAL NOLAND
Olympic Tae Kwon-Do
Master Veral Noland began training in Tae Kwon-Do in Chehalis Washington under Hong Sik Kim in 1986. That same year he competed in his first tournament at the Southwest Washington Fair. Since then Veral has competed in hundreds of tournaments to include two trips to the United States Taekwondo Union National tournament in 2002 and 2003.
He has trained several junior/senior national champions and one international competitor that made the United States Army Taekwondo Team.
Master Noland is currently a 5th Degree Black Belt under Grand Master In Hui Won of Del City Oklahoma and a member of the U.S. Central Taekwondo Association.
Master Noland is also a United States Air Force veteran who served in the Persian Gulf. He served on active duty from 1989 through 1997. His tours included Italy, Las Vegas, Idaho, San Antonio, Florida and Maryland.
He is also a blue belt in BJJ.
Survival/Bushcraft Expert Instructor
Matt is a the owner of American Survival Co. and Integrated Survival Systems.
You’ve seen Matt compete on Discovery Channel’s Bushcraft Build-off, but his love of survival started as young kid growing up in a Cherokee community where the old ways of hunting, fishing and bushcraft of the Native American culture are still cherished.
Today, he owns pursues his passion of teaching others life-saving survival techniques. Matt continues to raise the bar, training in wilderness skills both domestically and internationally.
He holds a patent for a mission adaptable holster currently used by Tier One operators and has designed a knife with Dozier knives specific to survival training.
His survival experience is matched by his tactical experience; serving as an Army Engineer in Fallujah, Matt encountered heavy combat. He then went on to serve with the Oklahoma Military Dept, Employment Security Commission and the Executive Branch of the US Govt.