Owner/ Head Coach
Aka “Coach Phil” is a Brown Belt under Jim and Dylan Whyte. He has been involved in combat sports for most of his adult life. His journey began with high school wrestling that quickly transitioned into a full-time jiu-jitsu commitment at Renzo Gracie Weston in South Florida. After high school, he brought his talents to Tallahassee to attend FSU and begin a career in Amateur MMA. He represented Capital City Combat Club (Josh Samman) banner in a few fights in the Combat Night Promotion before returning to full-time Jiu Jitsu. Professionally he works as a Head Coach at Orangetheory® and is a Personal Trainer at Premier Health & Fitness Center. He has done over 4,000+ classes and Personal training sessions and uses that experience while teaching on the mats. Coach Phil’s style of teaching is easily digestible by all skill levels. His attention to detail and high energy create a safe and successful experience for all Higher Performance students.