mega888 John Miller – Modern Gladiator Fight Training Academy


John Miller currently serves as Director of Grappling Sports and an advisor for the Modern Gladiator Fight Training Academy, and he will act as head coach at times in the gym. He is a certified instructor through AIKIA’s World International Network, the worlds foremost independent martial arts teachers organization operated by Dr. Jerry Beasley.


His training program is affiliated with Aikia, American Sambo Association, Cummings Combat Sambo, ISWA Wrestling, Rigan Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and USA Wrestling.


His training has focused on the combat sports:

  • Trapboxing under Dr. Jerry Beasley
  • Empirical Western Combat Arts (boxing, wrestling, and submission grappling) under Mark Hatmaker
  • Combat Sambo with Carlos Cummings
  • Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling with Boyd Ritchie
  • Kickboxing under Rob Kaman
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Chris Wheary, David Meyer, and Rigan Machado
  • Aikido with Dan York


John is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has a second degree black belt in Aikido and a third degree black belt in Kondo Bujutsu. He is a full instructor in sambo, kickboxing, and wrestling.


Under the guidance of Dr. Jerry Beasley, his mentor and teacher, he continues to develop two key attributes:

•KNOWLEDGE – detailed information in regard to the application and principles of technique and the elements of combat.

•UNDERSTANDING – an awareness and proficiency beyond the physical actions of executing technique


John holds a bachelors degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Radford University and completed the masters program in Health and Human Performance at Fort Hays State University. His next challenge is to complete his doctorial studies in kinesiology.

His personal philosophy is “self-expression through the martial arts.” In order to be effective, the tactics and techniques need to be simple, match the persons personality and attributes, and become natural extensions of the person by connecting the body, mind, and spirit.


Coach Miller also acts as the Information Manager for, the world’s first and foremost independent martial arts teachers organization.

He is also the Assistant Director of the world famous Karate College held annually during the last weekend in June in Radford, Virginia.