LUTTRELL / YEE MMA  & fITNESS STAFF & AFFILIATES

Founder of ABQ Kickboxing-MMA / Master Instructor
Ray Yee 

Sifu / Coach Ray is one of the southwest’s most qualified martial arts instructors: he has been training in martial arts since 1980 and teaching since 1998. Yee is proud to hold the following certifications:

Instructor Qualifications
Apprentice Level 4 Instructor in  Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do under Sifu Dan Inosanto
Apprentice Level 4 Instructor in the Inosanto Blend of Filipino Martial Arts under Guro Dan Inosanto
Associate Level Instructor in Muay Thai under Grand Master Surachai “Chai” Sirisute
5th Grade Black Belt in Cacoy Doce Pares Eskrima / Eskrido (Blended system of Eskrima-Judo-Jujitsu-Aikido-Wrestling-Boxing) under Grand Master Cacoy Cañete
Apprentice Level II Instructor: in the arts of Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do Concepts – Filipino Kali – Maphilindo Silat – Muay Thai Kickboxing under Sifu Christopher Clarke
Coach Level I in the arts of Combat Submission Wrestling under Sensei Erik Paulson
6th Degree Black Belt in the Filipinos arts of Kali-Silat-Eskrima-Eskrido-Pangamot under Grandmaster Christopher Petrilli
Initiateur Level Instructor / Red Glove in Savate (French Kickboxing) under Professor Nicolas Saignac

Yee has also been in the Apprentice Instructor Program under Sifu Francis Fong (founder of the Wing Chun Association of the USA), Level I  Instructor in Real Kickboxing Bag Workout (TM) and an Instructor for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety in the areas of Defensive Tactics, Impact & Edged Weapons, Empty Hand Combat & Ground Control


Additional Qualifications
Fitness Trainer: World Gym (WA)
Owner / Trainer: Northwest Body Sculpting (WA)
Assistant Instructor: Northwest Kali /JKD Academy
Kickboxing Coach: Kent Women’s Club (WA) *Yee was the only male instructor ever to have worked for this prestigious health club.
Kickboxing Coach: Gold’s Gym (WA)
Director of Security / Surveillance F.C.G.C. (WA)
Regulatory Enforcement Agent: U.S.G.R.C. (WA)
Defensive Tactics Consultant: WCSO / BPD (WA)
Self Defense Instructor: Whatcom County Rape Crisis Center (WA)
Defensive Tactics Trainer: NMNG WMD-CST (NM)

Competition Experience
1980-1982 Competitor: Forms Competitions (HK, China)
1982-1994 Competitor: Forms Competitions, Point & Continuous Fighting (OR)
1995-2001Competitor: Stick Fighting / Stick Grappling (WA)


Coaching / Training Experience

WEC / UFC Fighters: Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Leonard “Bad Boy” Garcia, Damacio “Angel of Death” Page, Diego "Ceara" Brandao, Cub Swanson, Frank Gomez, Eric "Goyito" Perez Ruvalcaba, Jimy Hettes,  Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez

Bellator Fighter: Carey Vanier Sr.

BAMMA Fighter: Tom “Kong” Watson, Scott Jansen

Strikeforce: Gina Carano


Fight Prep, Strategy and/or Cornering Experience
WEC / UFC, Strikeforce, BAMMA, KOTC, K1, Muay Thai, USA Boxing, Tachi Fighting Championship, UWC, Jackson’s MMA Series, Legacy Fighting Championships, Tuff Grlz II, GFC, RITC, Desert Rage, NMCF, CMF and many more!

Founder of Luttrell's MMA & Fitness / Master Instructor
Chris Luttrell

So who exactly is Chris Luttrell?

Well, he’s the man who talked Greg Jackson into doing MMA in the first place.

“I had met Greg Jackson’s top student at a judo club, and he said why don’t we go and roll? I went in and met Greg and hit it off with Greg, and I said, well Greg you need to meet Mike. So I introduced those two and right away we kind of figured out we wanted to do the MMA thing.”

After talking with Jackson and learning about the principles of Gaidojutsu, a martial art founded by Jackson which loosely translates to “technique of the streets”, Luttrell quickly came to the conclusion that Jackson and Winkeljohn needed to meet. Both had seen the future of combat sports in the form of mixed martial arts and had begun training their students to master multiple skills and arts. Where Jackson’s strong suit was submission grappling, Winkeljohn was the master of standup (kickboxing, boxing, Muay Thai), and Luttrell completed the trifecta with his American wrestling and Judo background. Together they came up with a belt system for Gaidojutsu, and in 2000 Luttrell was the first Gaidojutsu black belt to come out of Jackson’s.

For the last 15 years, Luttrell has been teaching MMA, coaching and cornering each student with equal attention, whether it be the big names in the UFC like Frank Mir, Johnny “Bones” Jones and Carlos “Natural Born Killer” Condit, professional fighters for smaller promotions like Shark Fights or Evolution, amateur fighters just getting into the sport, or perhaps one of his favorites, boys and girls from his kids’ class.

An experienced hand at multi-tasking, Luttrell continues to teach, coach, and corner fighters all over the United States and other countries around the world (Japan, Russia, Australia, to name a few) including coaching the USA wrestling team in Sweden. He is inundated with requests for cornering, but if there is any way he can make it, he WILL be there, with no preference given based on fame or experience. In fact, he tends to prefer the smaller promotions where “you see people just putting their hearts and souls into the sport.” He is frequently asked to put together entire camps for fighters, such as Carlos Condit for his UFC 143 appearance, and if he is able, he agrees, usually consulting with Jackson and Winkeljohn, as well as many other gifted coaches and instructors at both gyms to put together the best camp for each individual. Luttrell was a coach for “Suga” Rashad Evans during Evans’ TUF Season 2 appearance and Luttrell has also worked with several fighters from Mean1 and has cornered them at their appearance at Evolution 2.

Coach Chris Luttrell is a member of the Albuquerque Police Department Gang Unit, mentor and role model, and family man. Graduating from Manzano High School (winning State three times 1980-82) he went on to obtain his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from UNM. In 1995, he became a Reserve Deputy for Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office where he stayed until 2000, where upon he went over to New Mexico State Police full time. He served the state in that capacity until 2007, when he moved over to Albuquerque Police Department where he has been ever since, and a little over a year ago he became a member of the APD Gang Unit and now he is opening a new gym in Albuquerque where anyone can train; including top fighters from around the nation.

This hometown hero balances a tough and dangerous job in public service, teaching, coaching and cornering, and on top of all that, he is a husband and father of four children who hold his highest priority. “After my family, there are two things I love: my job and MMA. I’m so blessed! I work with the best, most highly-trained police department in the Southwest, and train the best fighters at Luttrell’s MMA. I love what I do!”

Awards
Texas Vale Tudo Champion 1995
Arizona Grappling Champion 1994
Grablefest Champion 1997
Three time State wrestling champ
First Black belt in Gaidojutsu

Notable fighters trained and coached by Chris Luttrell
John Dodson
Rashad Evans
Carlos Condit
Jon Jones
Frank Mir
Tim Kennedy
Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski
Brian Stann
Diego Sanchez
Holly Holm
Rustam Khabilov

 

Listed below are the ONLY valid & certified instructors under ABQKB-MMA or it's represented Associations, Federations or Branches. All certificates issued by ABQKB-MMA or it's represented Associations, Federations or Branches must be renewed yearly based on continued education, loyalty, honor, courage, discipline & community.

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General Manager

Adrian Almeida
 

INSTRUCTOR: BLACK BELT 1ST GRADE (2008) DOCE PARES ESKRIMA-ESKRIDO (Blended system of Eskrima-Judo-Jujitsu-Aikido-Wrestling-Boxing) under Grand Master Cacoy Cañete

INSTRUCTOR: BLACK BELT 1ST GRADE (2010) FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS - GM PETRILLI’S FMA ASSOC. OF USA


Senior Instructors

Raymond Martinez

INSTRUCTOR: APPRENTICE LEVEL (2010) MUAY THAI / THAI BOXING - THAI BOXING ASSOC. OF USA

INSTRUCTOR: BLACK BELT 1ST GRADE (2008) DOCE PARES ESKRIMA-ESKRIDO (Blended system of Eskrima-Judo-Jujitsu-Aikido-Wrestling-Boxing) under Grand Master Cacoy Cañete

INSTRUCTOR: BLACK BELT 2ND DEGREE (2010) FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS - GM PETRILLI’S FMA ASSOC. OF USA

INSTRUCTOR: SENIOR ASSOCIATE (2011) REAL KICKBOXING-MMA - COACH RAY YEE’S RKB-MMA XTRAINING

Chris Avila

I have been lucky enough to have had the best sparing partners in the history of the sport. At the time I was fighting I would train with Keith Jardine, Diego Sanchez, Joey Villasenor, Nate Marquardt, Rashad Evans, Carlos Condit, Lionel Lanham, and many more on a daily basis. All of these people at one time considered me to be a worthy sparring partner and very beneficial to have as a teammate. My career was cut short by a neck injury which prevented me from competing at top level so I decided to start training others. All of the fighters that I have trained have been successful. If they do not have an undefeated record, it will be an outstanding winning record that any coach would be proud to have on his team. One day I would like to have my brand of MMA taught all over the world. My way may not be the easy way but it’s the winning way.

Wrestling and Grappling
Trained at the Olympic Training Center for Greco-Roman Wrestling (Olympic Development program)
Grappler quest Champion 1st
Pan American Championship (Grappling) 2nd
City of Albuquerque Wrestling championships (Wrestling) 1st
New Mexico games (Wrestling)1st
Most outstanding wrestler Trinidad of the tournament (Wrestling)

Judged MMA events
Jackson's Fight Series
Hold Boxing license in NM, CO, AZ, UT, CA, NV, OK, & TX

Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
Trained under and coach with Greg Jackson’s Submission Fighting and Mean 1 Fitness
Hold a record of 5-1

Assistant Head Coach
La Cueva High School
Coached 5 individual State Champions
Team State Title

STAFF COACHES/INSTRUCTORS
 

Andres Quintana

Barry Booher

Frank Gomez

Jacob Espana

Janaska Bigley

INSTRUCTOR: APPRENTICE LEVEL (2010) MUAY THAI / THAI BOXING - THAI BOXING ASSOC. OF USA

Jerome Rivera

Joseph Cito

Lionel Lanham

Maurice Jackson

Mike Ochoa

Moses Munoz

Mitch O'Connell

Rob Ange

Rishard Wood

Shane Knaub

Sonny Garcia

Stephen Cervantes

Thomas Mares

Currently Non Scheduled ABQKB Trainers / Instructors

Khru Sam Hufnagel

INSTRUCTOR: APPRENTICE LEVEL (2010) MUAY THAI / THAI BOXING - THAI BOXING ASSOC. OF USA

INSTRUCTOR: BLACK BELT 1ST GRADE (2008) DOCE PARES ESKRIMA-ESKRIDO (Blended system of Eskrima-Judo-Jujitsu-Aikido-Wrestling-Boxing) under Grand Master Cacoy Cañete


INSTRUCTOR: BLACK BELT 2ND DEGREE (2010) FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS - GM PETRILLI’S FMA ASSOC. OF USA

INSTRUCTOR: SENIOR ASSOCIATE (2011) REAL KICKBOXING-MMA - COACH RAY YEE’S RKB-MMA XTRAINING

Khru Angelo Sanchez

Khru Aubrey Husar

INSTRUCTOR: APPRENTICE LEVEL (2012) MUAY THAI / THAI BOXING - THAI BOXING ASSOC. OF USA

INSTRUCTOR: BLACK BELT 1ST GRADE (2008) DOCE PARES ESKRIMA-ESKRIDO (Blended system of Eskrima-Judo-Jujitsu-Aikido-Wrestling-Boxing) under Grand Master Cacoy Cañete

INSTRUCTOR: BLACK BELT 2ND DEGREE (2010) FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS - GM PETRILLI’S FMA ASSOC. OF USA
 

Khru Skyler Pendleton

INSTRUCTOR: APPRENTICE LEVEL (2012) MUAY THAI / THAI BOXING - THAI BOXING ASSOC. OF USA

Coach Lorenzo Barraza

Coach Freddy Crosby

Recognized Trainers / Instructors

Khru Chris Buchanan

INSTRUCTOR: APPRENTICE LEVEL (2010) MUAY THAI / THAI BOXING - THAI BOXING ASSOC. OF USA

Khru Eric Wong

INSTRUCTOR: APPRENTICE LEVEL (2010) MUAY THAI / THAI BOXING - THAI BOXING ASSOC. OF USA

 

Any instructor that does not appear on the above list, is no longer accredited or certified to teach, coach or train others in the arts of: Thai Boxing-Muay Thai, Combat Submission Wrestling, Filipino Martial Arts or Inosanto Kali - Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do.

Individuals that do not appear on list have been:  expelled, have had their certifications revoked or have chosen to not be in good standing with ABQKB-MMA or it's represented Associations, Federations or Branches.

 

  • Instructor: Full Certification ................Western Boxing & Sparring  issued by Coach Ray Yee
  • Senior Student / Staff Assistant............Thai Boxing - Muay Thai  issued by Khuen Khru Ray Yee

 

 

  • Instructor: Apprentice Level ................Thai Boxing - Muay Thai  issued by Grand Master Chai Sirisute
  • Instructor: Black Belt 1st Grade............Eskrima-Eskrido issued by Senior Grand Master Cacoy Cañete
  • Instructor: Black Belt 2nd Degree.........Filipino Martial Arts Blend issued by Master Ray Yee
  • Instructor: Associate Level II ..............Real Kickboxing-MMA Conditioning issued by Coach Ray Yee
  • Coach Candidate Program......................Combat Submission Wrestling issued by Coach Ray Yee
  • Instructor Candidate Program................C. Clarke’s NW-SW KALI-JKD Assoc. issued by Sifu Ray Ye
  • Instructor: Apprentice Level ................Thai Boxing - Muay Thai  issued by Grand Master Chai Sirisute
  • Instructor: Black Belt 1st Grade............Eskrima-Eskrido issued by Senior Grand Master Cacoy Cañete
  • Instructor: Black Belt 2nd Degree.........Filipino Martial Arts Blend issued by Master Ray Yee
  • Instructor: Associate  Level II ..............Real Kickboxing-MMA Conditioning issued by Coach Ray Yee
  • Coach Candidate Program......................Combat Submission Wrestling issued by Coach Ray Yee
  • Instructor Candidate Program................C. Clarke’s NW-SW KALI-JKD Assoc. issued by Sifu Ray Yee

 

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  • Instructor: Black Belt 1st Grade............Eskrima-Eskrido issued by Senior Grand Master Cacoy Cañete
  • Instructor: Black Belt 1st Degree..........Filipino Martial Arts Blend issued by Mast
  • Instructor: Apprentice Level I ..............Real Kickboxing-MMA Conditioning issued by Coach Ray Yee
  • Coach Candidate Program......................Combat Submission Wrestling issued by Coach Ray Yee
  • Asst. Instructor Candidate Program......C. Clarke’s NW-SW KALI-JKD Assoc. issued by Sifu Ray Yee
  • Student / Staff Assistant II....................Thai Boxing - Muay Thai  issued by Khuen Khru Ray Yee
  • Instructor: Associate Level I.................Greco Roman & Free Style   issued by Coach Ray Yee
  • Instructor: Assistant  Level I ................Youth Martial Arts issued by Coach Ray Yee
  • Student / Staff Assistant........................Thai Boxing - Muay Thai  issued by Khuen Khru Ray Yee
  • Student / Staff Assistant........................Combat Submission Wrestling issued by Coach Ray Yee
  • Student / Staff Assistant .......................Real Kickboxing-MMA Conditioning issued by Coach Ray Yee
  • Student / Staff Assistant........................C. Clarke’s NW-SW KALI-JKD Assoc. issued by Sifu Ray Yee
  • Student / Staff Assistant........................Thai Boxing - Muay Thai  issued by Khuen Khru Ray Yee
  • Student / Staff Assistant .......................Real Kickboxing-MMA Conditioning issued by Coach Ray Yee
  • Instructor: Apprentice Level .................Thai Boxing - Muay Thai  issued by Grand Master Chai Sirisute
  • Student / Staff Assist: Green Belt..........Eskrima-Eskrido issued by Senior Grand Master Cacoy Cañete
  • Student / Staff Assist: Green Belt..........Filipino Martial Arts Blend issued by Master Ray Yee
  • Instructor: Associate  Level II ..............Real Kickboxing-MMA Conditioning issued by Coach Ray Yee
  • Student / Staff Assist:............................Combat Submission Wrestling issued by Coach Ray Yee
  • Student / Staff Assist:............................C. Clarke’s NW-SW KALI-JKD Assoc. issued by Sifu Ray Yee
  • Instructor: Black Belt 2nd Grade............Eskrima-Eskrido issued by Senior Grand Master Cacoy Cañete
  • Instructor: Black Belt 1st Degree...........Filipino Martial Arts Blend issued by Grand Master Chris Petrilli
  • Instructor: Black Belt 1st Degree...........Close Quarter Eskrima & Stick Grappling issued by Master Ray Yee
  • Student / Staff Assistant II.......................Thai Boxing - Muay Thai  issued by Khuen Khru Ray Ye

 

 
 
 

 


 
 
 
     


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