Our Strong Style coaches are all leaders in and out of the gym. Each of us look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your Strong Style!


Owner / Head Instructor
  • Coach Rich is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor Jeremy Mahon.
  • He began training in martial arts at the age of 9, starting with Taekwondo, boxing and wrestling in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • He is a USA Boxing certified Coach, and a Certified Kettlebell Instructor.
  • Coach Rich has experience in Kodokan Judo, Miletich Fighting Systems, Jackson’s Submission Fighting, and Army Combative’s.

Samantha Burmaster

General Manager / Instructor
  • Coach Sam has been training boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai for over 15 years.
  • She has trained both fighters and fitness enthusiasts, adults and kids.
  • She has a heart for youth development – both in physical accomplishments and character development.
  • Our kickboxing program and belt system was designed by Coach Sam from over 10 years specializing in teaching and motivating kids through martial arts.

Kimberly Chambers

After School Director/Instructor
  • Coach Kim has a degree in education and over fifteen years of experience as both a classroom teacher and professional tutor.
  • Her sports and fitness experience includes being a jr high and high school volleyball coach, cheerleading coach, and assistant basketball coach.
  • She was named volleyball “Coach of the Year” three times and led multiple teams to championships. 
  • Coach Kim has programmed summer sports camps and organized elementary after-school leagues.
  • She loves working with students both in the classroom and in the gym.


Lead Youth Instructor - Katy
  • Coach Devin is a blue belt in jiu jitsu under Head Coach Richard Burmaster.
  • He began training with Coach Rich over 8 years ago in the youth program and is now one of our Youth Instructors!
  • Coach Devin is a competitive athlete, having participated in the wrestling program at Tompkins High School.
  • He has recently competed in Submission Hunter Pro and secured the win by decision.
  • Coach Devin is an amateur MMA fighter with a record of 2-0!


Lead Youth Instructor - Richmond
  • Coach Vic is a brown belt in jiu jitsu under Head Coach Richard Burmaster.
  • He began wrestling at 8 years old and training in MMA at 16. After joining Coach Rich, he had his first amateur MMA fight at 19 and would go on to have 9 amateur fights, finishing his career as the #1 ranked amateur flyweight in Oklahoma.
  • He was an instructor and competitor in Muay Thai under Kru Billy Clark, and would go on to compete in the A and B class in Muay Thai. He is also a judge and referee for the USMTA (United State Muay Thai Association).
  • Coach Vic is a professional MMA fighter on a current 4-0 win streak!


Owner / Instructor
  • Coach Reggie is a purple belt in jiu jitsu under Head Coach Richard Burmaster.
  • He is a 15-year veteran in law enforcement and assists with his department’s Hand-to-Hand and Ground Combat training class for police officers..
  • Coach Reggie has over 10 years of experience in strength/conditioning and brings a unique blend of programming, mixing elements of high intensity interval training along with MMA, BJJ and striking.


Owner / Instructor
  • Coach Donovan is a brown belt in jiu jitsu under Head Coach Richard Burmaster.
  • He has been training and competing in MMA and BJJ for 9 years.
  • Coach Donovan’s relentless style pushes teammates and students alike to perform at their very best.
  • Coach Don primarily teaches at our Richmond location.

Raul Rodriguez

  • Coach Raul is a Black belt in jiu jitsu under Head Coach Richard Burmaster.
  • He has been training in Mixed Martial Arts for over 10 years and has 6 amateur MMA fights.
  • Coach Raul primarily teaches at our Richmond location.