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Team USA Coaching Staff

Anthony Britton Coach and Team Dr.

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Dr. Britton not only brings years of experience in athlestic rehabilitation but he is also a highly decorated martial artist. With the combination of years of practice in both medicine and martial arts, Dr. Britton knows what it takes to help Team USA go for Gold!


Dr. Anthony Britton is a graduate of the Doctorate of Chiropractic program at the Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, California. There he was educated in both the diagnostic and practical clinical skills of Chiropractic.He also holds a diploma from the Rehabilitation Assistant Diploma Program at Capilano University in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Dr. Britton has another  title, “Sensei.” Sensei Anthony Britton is an accomplished lifelong participant in Martial Arts. Sensei Britton is a 3rd degree Black belt under Shihan Simon Posener. His ranking includes black belts in Pankration, Taekwondo, Jujitsu, Shorin Ru Karate, and Kempo. He also holds a Red Sash in the Canadian Muay Thai Association.


He has been a member of both Team Canada Jujitsu and Team Canada Wushu and has fought over 100 matches in competition. He has won major tournaments such as the ISJA World Championships, The Great Northwest Sabaki Tournament, the Canadian Kung Fu Championships, the Canadian Sanshou Championships, Tigerbalm International, the Total Combat Challenge, and many more. Sensei Britton is a World Champion of Jujitsu and a professional MMA fighter. 

In 2012 Sensei Britton Coached four female members of Team USA. The girls won two golds, a silver, and a bronze at the World Games. He is rejoining our coaching staff for the 2024 World Games. 

Liron Wilson

Liron Wilson has a master's degree in education, specializing in sports and athletic training. He is a professor who teaches movement and sports science at the University of La Verne and Mt. San Antonio College. Coach Liron has worked with Team USA athletes since 2012 and coached the female team to three golds and a bronze. 

Liron is also a highly decorated martial artist and holds the rank of black belt in numerous disciplines, including Pankration, BJJ, and Kenpo.

10x NAGA Expert champ

3x IMAC grappling world champ

2x Escrima world champ

California Pankration HWT champ 2004

SBJJF No gi HWT champ 2013

ADCC Tokyo 2nd 2018

Kickboxing 4-2

MMA 13-6

Matt Durant Strength and Conditioning

This year, coach Durant steps into his 21st year as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of La Verne in California. He has a master's degree in Physical education and uses his knowledge to oversee the entire strength training and conditioning program for La Verne's 20 intercollegiate programs and the student-athletes. In 2017, he was named the National Sports Performance Association (NSPA) Coach of the Year.


Coach Durant started training Team USA members in 2012. He again stepped into the role in 2016 and will return to his role this year as the 2024 head strength and conditioning coordinator.

Jeff Frater

Jeff Frater is always a student of the game.  Even though he is the owner and head coach of a MMA studio, the role of coach is blended with continuing to learn the latest developments in all facets of fighting.  Jeff has competed in Jiu Jitsu tournaments, MMA events and the infamous Dog Brothers Gathering of full contact stick fighting. All these experiences has given Jeff as a coach plenty of insight for his students and what to expect in their respective matches they compete or participate in. Starting in Kung Fu San Soo reaching 8th degree black belt Jeff was regarded as a renegade in the art because of the competition aspect rather than simply being a studio based martial artist.  Jeff has also reached the level of brown in Jiu Jitsu and continues to train not for belt rank but to pursue more knowledge so he may share with his students in the years to come

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