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We Live To Help You Train

Here at Mongrel Fitness & Brazilian jiu jitsu we are all about making you better. Our core values are listed below.  These values underlie our work, how we interact with each other, and which strategies we employ to fulfill our mission.  The core values are the basic elements of how we go about our work and are the practices we use every day in everything we do.

Core Values

#1 Lead by Example

#2 Create a safe atmosphere for Training and Fun

#3 Give your best

#4. Leave your EGO at the door

#5. Provide the best experience we can

TRAIN ALONGSIDE THE BEST

Jon JB Burnley
Jon JB BurnleyOwner
Coach Jon “JB” Burnley is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown belt under Rick McCoy (MMA Institute / Gracie
Barra). As a veteran of the 82 nd Airborne, Coach Burnley brings a high level of attention to detail and
game planning to the table that is second to none. As an avid competitor, Coach Burnley knows and
understands how to prepare students for competitions and how to better position them to succeed.
Coach Burnley’s open mindedness and exploratory nature when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu leads to
him making basic techniques sharper and more effective, in addition to being innovative and adding
new wrinkles to the art.

Some of Coach Burnley’s accomplishments include;
CrossFit Level I Instructor
AFPA Certified Personal Trainer
AFPA Certified Nutritionist
2008 Pan-American Jiu-Jitsu Championship – Silver Medalist
2009 Pan-American Jiu-Jitsu Championship – Gold Medalist
2016 International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Atlanta Open – Bronze Medalist
2017 International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Charlotte Open – Bronze Medalist
Member of the inaugural ‘Jiu-Jitsu Dream House’ – 2017, Las Vegas

Chris Overby
Chris Overby
Coach Chris Overby is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown belt under Rick McCoy (MMA Institute / Gracie Barra).
A lifelong Virginian and resident of Chesterfield, Coach Overby gives back and continues to serve
Chesterfield County as a Supervisor in local government. Coach Overby’s technical prowess when
playing open guard is second to only his ability to effectively convey the knowledge he has to students.
Coach Overby is an avid power lifter and is always more than happy to share his knowledge with
anyone.
Tim Merriman
Tim Merriman
Coach Tim Merriman is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown belt under Rick McCoy (MMA Institute / Gracie Barra.
Coach Merriman’s background as an educator makes him an ideal instructor due to his ability to break
things down in a simple manner. While Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is not a simple martial art, Coach Merriman is
able to convey the techniques in a way that everyone, from the newest white belt to the oldest ranked
belt, is able to grasp the concept and put into effect almost immediately. His patience and kind
demeanor make him one of everyone’s favorite instructors.
Shawna Holt
Shawna Holt
For as long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for fitness and being active. I believe that exercise is a celebration of what your body can do, rather than a punishment for a bad meal or a sedentary period. From racing the boys around my block as a kid (and beating them), to becoming a university level rugby player, and now being a certified personal trainer, I live to test my limits both physically and mentally. I believe that you are completely capable of transforming your life and your body into whatever you want it to be. You just need to take the reigns and give it all you’ve got. My goal is to help you on your journey. I can offer you the tools, knowledge, and support to be successful and SMASH your fitness goals! Join my team today, and let me show you what it means to be Holt Strong. What are you waiting for?

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