Alan began his martial arts journey in 2007. After finishing his 12-year football career, it was Alan’s lifelong dream to become a martial artist as he grew up watching his idols on the big and small screen, such as Bruce Lee, Jean Claude Van Damme, Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen, Goku, and the Power Rangers. He finally decided to stop procrastinating and start his fight journey after watching the first Stephan Bonner versus Forrest Griffin fight during The Ultimate Fighter finale. Since 2007, Alan has trained with many great instructors versed in Submission Grappling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai Kickboxing. Alan’s combat sports career began with John Potenza from Modern Martial Arts- Woodbridge, New Jersey. While studying at Northeastern University to become a Physical Therapist, Alan trained under Kru Craig Grenier with Northeastern University Muay Thai Club as well as Kru Chris Tran with Weapons 9 Muay Thai of New Bruswick, New Jersey. Moving to North Carolina, Alan trained with Kru Chris Clodfelter of Eight Points Muay Thai and with Professor Rick Screeton of RSCP Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, whom Alan received his Blue Belt under. Alan moved back north to Massachusetts, where his combat sports journey brought him to train with Kru Mark DellaGrotte at Integrated Martial Arts. Since joining the team in 2015, Alan has made amazing friends and continued getting an amazing workout while continuing to pursue his dream of becoming a martial artist. In his downtime, Alan loves fishing, hiking, indoor rock climbing, and woodworking. During Alan’s class, he combines his 10+ years of experience as a martial artist to teach the fundamentals and basics of Muay Thai Kickboxing while integrating the science of strengthening and exercise he learned as a physical therapist to create a truly unique and safe workout experience.