Our Staff and some Pro Fighters
In 1972, a group of Marines and Police Officers opened a Jujitsu school the Institution of Martial Arts and a Muay Thai-boxing gym (Cooper's)in Metro Detroit, Michigan. Since then our club has been in competition (since 1972). We have produced many champions in boxing, muay thai, full contact kickboxing, and even full contact Japanese Karate. In the 70's mixed martial arts was unheard of, and many other school owners, did not like the ideal that one school had champions in several different champions in different systems. Over 30 years later, we continue the same quality instruction in Jujitsu, Muay Thai and Boxing. We have several dozen black belt Instructors here to assist you. If you are serious about Mixed Martial Arts, give us a call 313.581.5085.
Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the art and science of Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and other martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors.
Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff has attained mastery in this martial art and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students.
Bob White (Head Coach)
Fromer IBO World Heavyweight Champion and US Champion offers training, workshops and consulting services.
"Former IBO Heavyweight Champion Craig Payne is one of the few to beat Mike Tyson as an amateur."
- Craig Payne
Over 60 International Certified Black Belt Instructors .
Over 60 International Certified Black Belt Instructors . has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.
For more information about the Cooper's Gym® - Since 1972 - Downtown Detroit, Dearborn and Warren staff or training programs, please contact us at (313) 581-5085 or by clicking here.