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Coach Victor A. Lashley
GamesOnce per Week
PhilosophyWe expect our players to be 100% committed. Our goal is to compete at the highest levels in our sport and maximize exposure of our players to college coaches for possible scholarships. Players must constantly work to earn and keep their position on the team.
Team BioOwner/head coach of ICAT MMA of Eatontown, NJ and has over 30 years experience in boxing, fitness and martial arts. As a young boy, Victor was a natural athlete that excelled at a variety of sports. His official training began at the Monmouth County Boy’s Club under the tutelage of Mr. Bernard Butts. His official Pugilistic training began with Mr. Michael Murphy a professional middle weight boxer and dedicated Boy’s club coach. Vic’s journey continued under Master Billy Burnum in Wado Ryu Karate for several years. At the age of 18, Victor enlisted to serve in the United States Army. There he had the privilege of training in Hap Ki Do and Sim Do Moo Duk Kwan while stationed at United States 8th Army Command, Yong Song, Korea and the Korean ROK Soldiers. During his station in Fort Bliss Texas his training continued under Grandmaster Edward Brown, III in Black Knights Go Ju Ryu receiving his 1st Degree Black Belt and then called back to receive his 6th Degree Black Belt some years later. Victor served as a military intelligence analyst and Boxer/Fighter for the Army. After receiving his honorable discharge from the United States Army, Victor began training with Master Hamin Rasool in Wing Chun Do Gung Fu at Four Star Martial Arts Academy, Flint, MI. Here he received his blue sash ranking under Master Rasool, and was on their demonstration team in board breaking and kicking boxing techniques. In 1989 he joined the Princeton Academy of Martial Arts under the tutelage of Guru Rick Tucci where Victor was introduced and trained by Sifu Larry Hartsell. He attended classes in Jeet Kune Do and attended various seminars across the United States. Victor’s background & talent afforded him the opportunity to begin an Apprenticeship program with Guru Richard Bustillo for Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Eskrima, Aikido, Shoot wrestling and Wing Chun Do. Victor studied privately with Guru Richard Goldburg, in the Art of Butki Negara. He trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Sensei Mario Lemos. Later in 2004, he rejoined Master Chris Ascari training in the Art of Eight Limbs Muay Thai and he began training with Sensei Erik Paulson, Japanese Shooto Champion and coach to such UFC greats as Brock Lesner and Josh Barnette in Combat Submission Wrestling. Vic has trained with many of history’s great Martial Artists such as; Guru Dan Inosanto in JKD, Silat and Eskrima; Sifu Burt Richardson in JKD and JKD Grappling Arts; Professor Salem Assli in the Art of Savate; Grand Master Remy Presas, Modern Arnis; Grand Master Dong Cuesta, Doce Paras; Grand Master Chai Sirisute, Muay Thai; Grand Master Toddy, Muay Thai; Arjon Greg Nelson, CSW; Olivier Gruner, Kickboxing, Thai Boxing and many others. Victor Lashley is a USA Amateur Boxing Coach Level 2 (Licensed with USA Boxing Association), a Muay Thai Kru, CSW Pro Coach, Karate Shihan, Silat Kali Eskrima Guru, WITS Certified Personal Trainer, Certified TRX Instructor, State Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor (NJ State Police), Retired Corrections Officer.