Head Coach Nelson is well known as one of the best Mixed Martial Arts coaches in the world and is constantly in high demand for seminars and specialized workshops. To assure the highest quality of training for his students, Greg spends much of his time researching and developing new techniques and training methods. Coach Nelson and his team at The Academy have produced numerous World Champions, as well as countless other local, national, and international contenders and medal winners, on both an amateur and professional level, in MMA, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, etc.
Academy fighters have claimed victories within all of the major fight organizations worldwide including the UFC, WEC, Pride Bushido, EliteXC, Strikeforce, SengokuWVR, BodogFIGHT, Shooto, King of the Cage, Super Brawl, Hook-N-Shoot, Prince’s Cup Thailand, Sanshou Championships in Beijing, All-Osaka Shoot Boxing Championships in Japan, among many others. Mr. Nelson and The Academy Team have also developed 3 UFC Champions at 3 different weight classes: Dave Menne – the 1st Middleweight UFC World Champion; Sean Sherk – the 2nd Lightweigh UFC World Champion; and Brock Lesnar – Heavyweight UFC World Champion. Coach Nelson holds an incredibly rare distinction in that he trained them all from the beginning of their fight careers through their title fights!