Tiger Muy Thai’s MMA & BJJ Coaching Team
Tiger Muay Thai is proud to present our MMA Trainers, the most talent stacked mma coaching team in Thailand. Head of the MMA program is UFC and Belator Veteran Roger Huerta.
Roger Huerta – Tiger Muay Thai Head MMA & Wrestling Coach
A veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Huerta competed in the promotion’s lightweight division, entering the UFC with a 14-1-1 record at the age of 23. Huerta has also fought in Bellator Fighting Championships and the biggest MMA promotion in Asia, ONE FC. He is noted for also fighting three bouts on the same day in 2004.
A native of Austin, Texas, Huerta was an amateur wrestler at Augsberg College in Minnesota when he began his MMA career. Already an expert amateur wrestler, he recently attained his purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under 4th degree Black Belt Fernando Maccachero at Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Training Camp Phuket, Thailand.
Huerta has also trained with legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach, former UFC Middleweight Champion Dave Menne, and heralded MMA trainer Greg Jackson.
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As the first MMA fighter to have graced the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, Huerta was seen as the new breed of fighter and an ambassador of the sport. The responsibility landed him a role in the film “Tekken” portraying the character of Miguel “Caballero” Rojo.
Christopher Vamos – Head BJJ Coach
“There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge”
Christopher Vamos began training in the Martial Arts at the age of 5 years old, and has been consistent in his training since. Before starting Brazilian Jiujitsu Chris already achieved Black Belt Level in Kempo Karate, and Northern Shaolin Kung Fu and was very active and accomplished in the NY Traditional Martial Arts Circuit Tournaments.
Chris discovered Brazilian Jiujitsu in 2002 and finally found what he was looking for. He worked hard for eight years and Achieved the rank of Black Belt in 2010 under Professor Joe D’Arce (3rd Degree Black Belt under Renzo Gracie and famous for the famous D’Arce Choke). Chris also achieved his 1st degree in January 2013 from Joe D’Arce.
Chris began teaching in 2005 as a purple belt and quickly became known for his dedication to the art and ability to teach others from beginners to advanced students. Later, he and his brother Alex Vamos, opened their own BJJ academy, Vamos Mixed Martial Arts, in Long Island New York and have taught 1000’s of students throughout the years. Vamos MMA has become very popular in NY and is considered one of the most reputable gyms for training in Brazilian Jiujitsu as well as Muay Thai and MMA. Their team has become very successful in MMA and BJJ competitions.
Besides being a Martial Artist, Chris also has his Masters’ Degree in Mathematics and was previously a teacher at the High School and University level.
Chris believes that BJJ is for everyone and is dedicated to helping people achieve their goals through Martial Arts training. He is on the mat training and rolling with his students everyday, and is fully dedicated to teach everyone willing to learn.
Goerge Hickman – Wrestling Coach & Assistant MMA Coach
Goerge Hickman is a professional mixed martial artist. Hickman started wrestling at a young age and went on to become a 3x Wrestling State Champion and four time finalist in USA. He then went on to wrestle for Bloomsubrg University which is a Divison 1 program. While wrestling in college, George was a 4 year starter. During his senior year he was ranked nationally in the top 20 and was a national qualifier. He also placed in the top ten in the university national free style tournament.
After graduating college Hickman moved to Atlanta to begin fighting Pro MMA. While in Atlanta he trained under Muay Thai trainer Manu N’toh who was well known from competing in Bangkok during the golden era.
George was also coached by Brian Stann. Hickman fought locally in the states and went on to fight in Bellator as well.
Since moving to Thailand he has fought in different countries. George is the asst. MMA coach to Roger Huerta and is also the Wrestling Coach for Tiger muay thai.
Alex Schild – BJJ & Nogi Grappling Coach
Alex Schild is a professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter and a BJJ Purple Belt from USA. Schild began wrestling at the age of 10 and after doing well at the local and state level went on to transition into BJJ.
Alex has a pro MMA record of 2 wins with 0 losses. One via KO and one by submission.
While living in Thailand for the past 4 years, Schild has had an extensive experience competing and teaching all throughout Asia including China, Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia. Schild also fights Pro Muay Thai with a record of 3-1.