Martial Arts Instructors

Ron Dayley is the owner of SSF Submission Academy. He also occasionally teaches  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA as needed.  Ron is  BJJ black belt under Rick McCoy and MACP Level II certified instructor. Over the past 20 years, Ron has trained under some great Martial Arts Instructors; Larry Hartsell, Pat Trey, Rick McCoy, Andrew Smith, Carlos Machado, Jerry Bolander and myriad others. Ron is licensed in KY by KBWA and in TN by the ISKA as a promoter, trainer, corner, timekeeper and referee. He is also licensed in NE, VA and Canada as a trainer and manager.  Ron has trained/managed fighters in the UFC, Strikeforce, XFC, Bodog, OneFC (Singapore), Bellator, ACB (Russia), King of the Cage and many other top level pro shows. Ron’s main focus is as a manager for SSF’s Pro fighters as well as Managing Pro Fighters for RSM Sport Management.

Mike Merriman is our head MMA instructor.  Mike took over the MMA program after Ron retired from teaching due to injuries.  Mike use to head up his own successful MMA team until he joined up with SSF.  Mike is a great addition to Team SSF.

BJJ and No Gi Grappling
BJJ Black Belt Ron Dayley and Alex Voight run our grappling programs.

Our Martial Arts Instructors are all proven and awarded as some of the top in the industry.


Strength and Conditioning
Jonathan Shane heads up our conditioning program.
Martial Arts Instructors

Martial Arts Instructors-Pro Fighters based out of SSF Clarksville TN.

Steven Durr-145 Pro OneFC (Singapore), Strikeforce and XFC vet.  #1 ranked amateur in KY and TN and ISKA TN 145 State Champion before turning pro.

Chris Coggin-145 Pro Bellator, King of the Cage and XFC vet.  Beat Ultimate Fighter vet and #1 ranked 155lbs pro in TN Austin Lyons.

Cory Alexander-125 Pro ACB (Russia), Operation Octagon vet.

Zach Odamn-170 Pro XFC vet.

Thomas Campbell-145 Pro Strikeforce vet (twice).

Anthony Stevens-185 Pro XFC vet.

Jeremy Morin 135 Pro

Michael Graham 135 XFC vet.

Nate Landwehr 145 Pro XFC vet and #1 ranked 145 in the state of TN.

Russell Eleby 155 Pro

Matt McIntyre 145 Pro

Edward Massey 135 Pro MMA, Boxing and Thai






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