ABOUT US

OUR HISTORY, THE TEAM & COACHES

Thank you for your interest in Ironside Martial Arts Academy. Ironside Martial Arts is located in Bedford, TX. Coach Sina Hadad and staff teach mixed martial arts; Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Muay Thai kick boxing, submission wrestling, boxing and competitive MMA. Kids classes are also available. Our school offers classes seven days a week in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Muay Thai kick boxing, submission wrestling and boxing. Besides our style specific classes, Coach Sina and staff also teach MMA classes with the goal of producing dynamic, well-rounded fighters capable of performing in any situation.

If you, or your child, are just starting out in martial arts, our school is the perfect learning environment to build a solid foundation of skills for you to build on no matter what your martial arts goal. We offer kids class for ages 6 and up, and our adult classes accommodate all skill levels and ability. At no other martial arts school will your physical, mental and martial arts skills be trained as such an accelerated and safe manner.

For the intermediate or advanced martial artists, Ironside Martial Arts can provide the instruction and varied training partners to help you reach your maximum potential as a fighter. “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” This is our school motto and is the foundation Coach Sina bases his instruction and our training upon. We invite you to come train with us, bringing whatever martial arts background you have, and together we will all become smarter, stronger fighters.

If you have searched for more than a school, but instead a martial arts home, then come join our family at Ironside Martial Arts. We train students from Colleyville, Grapevine, Southlake, North Richland Hills, Keller, Hurst/Euless/Bedford, Dallas/Fort Worth and other neighboring cities.

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COACHES

MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

Sina

HADAD

Head Instructor. Teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Submission Wrestling, MMA, and kids class.

Coach Sina is a third degree black belt in Judo with 33 years experience and a second degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Sina has 7 years Muay Thai boxing experience and over eleven years coaching experience.

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Yon

BARRENA

Teaches Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai boxing, and Kids Class.

Coach Barrena is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a professional fighter with experience in Vale Tudo (Freestyle Fighting) and MMA. He has been coaching MMA for over 16 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the club.

Brent

CASIGLIO

Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Began training in September 2007 at Ironside Martial Arts. Received his black belt from Sina Hadad in December 2015.  Brent is an active competitor having placed in the top 3 of every tournament entered.

Dennis

THOMAS

Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Dennis has 21 years of boxing experience. 10 Years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, MMA training & Fitness instruction. 4-0 MMA (Cage Fighting Record). Multiple Time BJJ Champion. Certified black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under coach Sina Hadad.

Chris

ARMSTRONG

Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Chris discovered his passion for martial arts in 2010 after accompanying his friends to a Jiu Jitsu class. Soon after, he began his tutelage under Sina Hadad. As a dedicated student of the art, Chris rose through the ranks to receive his Brown Belt from Sina in 2016.

Jerry

LAIR

Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

James

VICK

James “The Texacutioner” Vick is a professional MMA fighter, currently with the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization. James has been fighting professionally since 2011.  He is a two-time Golden Gloves boxing champion in the open division and a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  When not fighting on the big screen, James instructs the MMA class.

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