Ethan Benda

Ethan Benda heads the Warriors Academy BJJ program. He is a BJJ black belt under Jason Bircher (KCBJJ/Renato Tavares Association) with a long history of competition. Ethan has over 20 years of martial arts experience, including experience in Kyushin Ryu Jujitsu, submission wrestling, Muay Thai, and Krav Maga.

Ethan also has over 18 years experience as a personal trainer and performance nutrition specialist. He is the developer of Functional Interval Training(F.I.T.), and The Diamond Protocol. He has trained multiple amateur and professional athletes, and several military special operations candidates, emphasizing the physical, psychological, and nutritional demands of competitive sport, creating athletes who “never get tired.”


Benda Fitness Coaching


We offer a one-time week pass for $25, giving you access to three classes of your choosing, or a one-time $10 pass for a single class in the Women’s Self Defense Program. This is a great way to experience training and see what membership has to offer! Passes can be purchased online or in person at our academy.