Meet Our Coaches

Alliance Training Center East Martial Arts and Fitness Coaches

Our skilled and experienced coaches are here to help you become the best you possibly can! Read on to learn more about them.

Jeff Peterson
Head Striking Coach, MMA, Power Fitness,
and Kids Coach

LFA Lightweight Contender, ISSA Sport Nutrition Certification, MMA Prospect.

Coach Jeff started training in 2007 in a small town in Wisconsin. Jeff continued doing MMA during his enlistment in the United States Marine Corps where he had the pleasure of training in in Australia, Korea, and Japan.

Back in the U.S., Jeff trained at Hybrid Training Center in Virginia Beach, VA where he first began coaching MMA. Jeff has now been with Alliance since 2012. He has a wealth of MMA knowledge with 20+ fights, and many jiu jitsu and wrestling tournaments to his name. Jeff takes pride in being an athlete, coach, and martial artist.

Luke Faltersack
Kids, Wrestling, and Power Fitness Coach

Pro MMA Fighter, Wrestling Practitioner, Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Originally from Coloma, MI, Luke was a 3 sport athlete playing football, baseball, and wrestling. Luke really took to wrestling, winning nearly 200 high school wrestling matches and qualifying 4 times for the state tournament in MI and placed twice (5th and 2nd).

After high school, Luke went to Muskegon Community College where he wrestled for 2 years and got his Associates Degree in Arts and Sciences. During his college wrestling years, Luke was a national qualifier, recording over 50 NCAA wrestling wins. Around the same time he started college, Luke also started training in MMA.

As an amateur fighter, Luke earned 12 wins. Luke made his professional MMA debut in 2015. Luke is now pursuing his professional goals with Alliance MMA as both a coach and a fighter.

Casey Ryan
Head Jiu Jitsu Coach

Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu, Creator of Spider Monkey Style Jiu Jitsu, MMA Prospect

Coach Casey is a Black Belt in JiuJitsu under Elias Gallegos, who is a Second Degree Black Belt under Royler Gracie.

He has fought in Strikeforce and has been a pro mixed martial artist since 2007. He has a passion for teaching Jiu Jitsu and spreading his Spider Monkey style.

Matt Sayles
Striking, MMA, and Kids Coach

UFC Featherweight Contender, 2x International Muay Thai Champion, Striking Craftsmen

Coach Matt started training in 2009 at age 15. Matt wasted no time making a stamp in the combat sports world, earning amateur championships in both MMA and Muay Thai. After turning pro, Matt went on to win the WCK and WLF Welterweight Championships in Muay Thai.

Matt later returned to compete in MMA where he got a shot on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2018. Matt is now signed with the UFC and looks to one day be a world champion.

His goal is to use his career as a way to inspire people to achieve their own personal greatness. Matt strives to put the same energy into his coaching as he does in his training, helping his students in their own path to greatness.

Jeremy McHone
Wrestling, MMA, BJJ, Power Fitness, and
Head Kids Coach

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Certified Personal Trainer, Wrestling Craftsman

Jeremy started wrestling fifteen years ago at the age of 13. After four years of high school wrestling, he began his journey into MMA at the age of 17. Within a year he was a Pan Am teen champion and making his professional MMA debut.

He also attended SDSU studying Kinesiology. During his time at SDSU, he worked in the strength and conditioning department and corrective kinesiology lab where he worked with clients with disabilities. During this time, he also earned his personal trainer certification. At 23, he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in fitness.

Since his graduation he has been working at Alliance MMA helping people with strength and conditioning, weight loss, postural correction, and biomechanical efficiency. Jeremy is also our head kids instructor, with over ten years of experience teaching grappling, wrestling, and MMA to kids from age 4-18.

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Kids Wrestling

Jiu Jitsu



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