who we are
Matt Bahntge - Owner and founder
Operating FightFit is the culmination of decades of teaching and training in MMA, muay thai, kickboxing, wrestling, brazilian jiu jitsu and submission grappling for Matt. Moving to Los Angeles from Cleveland, Ohio in 2004, he garnered a combined MMA record of 10 wins and 4 losses alongside multiple black belt submission grappling tournament wins.
Since 2005 Matt has spent thousands of hours teaching everyone from professional fighters to celebrities to law enforcement in both private and group settings. Drawing on his extensive experience as both a professional fighter and private instructor, he opened FightFit Personal Trainers in 2014 with the goal of bringing the highest quality competition-tested training direct to clients.
Also: an avid board game (the nerdy kind) and ultimate frisbee player 🥏
Jorge sanchez - head trainer
Having taught at many of LA's top martial arts gyms like Systems Training Center, Krav Maga Worldwide and Gracie Barra, Jorge brings with him years of coaching experience and expertise in the fields of Muay Thai, Boxing, Kickboxing, Self Defense, Krav Maga, and MMA.
In addition to his skilled instruction, Jorge is an active fighter and rising star in the Boxing, Kickboxing, and MMA world. Jorge is a member of the Team Victory Professional Fight Team and is currently competing for LA's top promotions.
Also: lover of meditation and podcasts 🎧
John began training in Taekwondo at 9 years old and continued his progression into Boxing and Muay Thai at the age of 14, thoroughly in love with contact sports. As soon as he was able, at 18 years old, he started to build a winning record competing in amateur Muay Thai.
18 fights later, John holds the MTU featherweight belt as well as his second degree black belt in Taekwondo, along with degrees in both Business and Biochemistry. He has been teaching since 2014 and is actively competing with Team Victory Muay Thai’s professional fight team.
Also: a Pokemon collector and Dragon Ball Z fan 🐲
Lorenzo came into Muay Thai with a fury, living and training at the world famous Sasiprapa Gym in Thailand. Within only a few years, Lorenzo fought to an 8-2 record and claimed the CA State Championship. Before that, Lorenzo led his wrestling team to winning the Ocean League Title, and would later lead them to the 2016 CIF Wrestling Finals to place second overall.
Teaching beginner to advanced classes for kids through adults at local gyms, Lorenzo has a range of experience with communicating the fundamentals of Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and Boxing. In addition to leading fight team practices and competing, Lorenzo also studies Kinesiology and Nutrition at El Camino College in Torrance where he continues to further his knowledge on the human body.
Also: a concert lover and ocean swimming regular 🏊♂️