Coaches

Team Thunder Coaching Staff

Coach

Daniel Semeraro Jr.

has over 25 years experience in the martial arts. He has studied a wide variety of martial arts from stand up to ground fighting. He holds a 5th degree in No Ka Oi, a 3rd degree Black Belt in Chun Kuk Do, a 4th degree Black Belt in Uchin No Michi Ryu Jujitsu, a 4th degree Kessllite Ochimai Chie do, a 2nd Degree Kun Tao, and a Purple Belt in BJJ. Daniel is a member of Chuck Norris's United Fighting Arts Federation. He has also studied Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jujitsu, Jeet Kune Do, Boxing, and Wrestling. He is an Undefeated New England Kick Boxing Association Middle Weight Champion, and Undefeated in MMA with a record of 6-0. He was in the first class to participate in the Ultimate Black Belt Test, a 1-year test in which only 30 people nationwide were accepted. Other credentials include being a Body Guard for the movie/music industry.

Awards
United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame
2003 - Instructor of the year
2004 - Outstanding Martial Artist of the Year
2005 - Full Contact Fighter of the Year
2007 - MMA Instructor of the Year
2008 - Master
2009 - Excellence in Teaching and Leadership
World Karate Union Hall of Fame
2009 - Coach of the Year (Team Thunder)

Coach

Bryant Caban

was born July 1 1976 in Brooklyn NY. Bryant Caban was rated a top 20 in USA by USA boxing as a welterweight with a 24-5 record 17 KO's. A two time Golden Glove champion, two time Connecticut Champion and made the All New England boxing team in 1998. In 1999 he was invited by the USA team for international Competition against Russia and Indonesia in which he recorded a 1-1 record. Notable sparring partners included light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson and former lightweight champion Angel Vasquez.