Co-founders

SAMIR NOURY MRABET

Samir has been involve with Martial Arts since 14 years old starting with JUDO which quickly took him onto Boxing in 2000 where his love for Mixed Martial Arts expanded. Gaining honors for many disciplines including BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU, MMA and MUAY THAI.
Samir is commited to the sportand creating the best MMA gym working with other great fighters, trainers and mentors from around the world. His skills as an individual for understanding the industry has helped countless other fighters under his guidance and tuition.
Monarchy has already started producing great, well rounded, strong contenders in the world of MIXED MARTIAL ARTS thanks to the dedication of Samir and his team.

MIKE RODGERS

Mike has been active in martial arts for more than 20 years. He earned a brownbelt in OKINAWAN KEMPO while living in Washington DC in the 1990s. After moving to California 15 years ago Mike took up Kajukenbo as his primary martial art. Kajukenbo is an internationally recognized martial art, considered by many to be the first true mixed martial art. It combines techniques from Muay Thai, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Kempo, Karate and Escrima. Mike earned his black belt and other degree black belts under North American Kajukenbo in Arizona and Tribull MMA in San Jose California. After moving to China in 2008 Mike earned a blue belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsuwhile training under American black belt Chet Quint.