Head Coach - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Assistant Coach - Judo Program
Scott Hope comes from a fighting family. His grandfather and father both participated in amateur boxing. His father also earned a brown belt in Judo while stationed in Japan during his time in the Army. Scott’s family passed a love of combat sports on to him that he is also now passing to his own son, Aaron.
Scott began competing regularly on the USJA Sport Jiu-Jitsu circuit earning many local state regional and national titles. He was offered a spot on the national team and went on to compete in 2 world championships. Scott then went on to compete for the Cumberland College Judo team. Scott Hope made some waves in the MMA community as well having over 22 fights and 3 championship belts. He now holds black belts on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo. Professor Hope recently competed at the Border Wars MMA event at the Arena in Corbin, Kentucky. He was awarded Knockout of the Night honors. He retired from Professional fighting leaving his gloves in the Cage and thanking his fans friends and family. He dedicated his last fight to his late father.
Professor Scott Hope recently completed his certification with The United States Judo Federation and is now a National Level Certified Coach.
Sensei Doug Fortune
Head Coach - Judo Program
During a lifetime of experience as a Judo instructor, Doug Fortune has served as the president of the Midwest Collegiate Judo association and the state president of the Kentucky Judo Council. Sensei Fortune has received much recognition for his professionalism in Judo training and has a great deal of experience in managing and coaching at the international level. His accomplishments as an instructor include:
1996-2004 Won eight consecutive Mid-West Collegiate Judo Team Championships
2004 National Collegiate Judo Coach of the Year
2001 U.S. World Team Manager to Munich, Germany
2001 U.S. World Team Training to Barcelona, Spain
2001 U.S. World Team Training to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Team USA Coach - Quebec International Judo Championships - Montreal, Canada
Sensei Fortune has also received several awards in professional Judo competition, including:
5 time State of Michigan Judo Champion
6 time State of Ohio Champion
2 time State of Indiana Champion
3 time State of Florida Champion
6 time State of Kentucky Champion
You can be confident in receiving exceptional instruction from Sensei Fortune.
Head Coach - Wrestling Program
High School 2005-2009:
- District Champion - Regional Champion - 3rd State Placer in the State Florida
- NJCAA National Qualifier - NAIA 2013 wrestler of the week and month honors
Coaching 2014- Current
- Assistant coach for the University of the Cumberlands - Whitley high school assistant wrestling coach - Coached and mentored four state qualifiers 2017 - BJJ blue belt under Scott Hope
Coach - BJJ and MMA
Don has been a lifelong student/instructor of martial arts. Don began his martial arts journey back in 1984 studying Isshin-Ryu Karate up until 1990 when he joined the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served in Operation Desert Shield/Storm in 1991 and Operation Restore Hope in Somalia in 1993 as well as other various deployments and operations. After being Honorably Discharged in 1994 Don moved to Corbin and resumed his martial arts studies. Don began studying Shaolin-Do Kung Fu receiving his Black Belt in 2006. In 2009 Don discovered the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has devoted all of his time and study to the "Gen tel Art". Don's goal in BJJ is to receive his Black belt before his 50th birthday. Don works as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer and is also a Self-Defense Instructor.
Coach - MMA and Kid's Classes
Weight: 170 Age: 26 Hometown: Jellico, TN
HS Football, 2009 All District Wide Receiver
5-5 MMA Record
1st place in multiple BJJ tournaments
BJJ Blue Belt
Turning pro in the near future and travel to different and bigger stages to compete and make a career out of Mixed Martial Arts.
My name is Tessa Smith and I have been training in martial arts since the third grade, ten years now. I began my training under Bob Stines at Alliance Martial Arts in Corbin, Kentucky. I practiced San Shin Ryu Jujitsu while training in his dojo. For my time at Corbin Martial Arts, I have been a member of the dojo for four years now. I was first enrolled into the Judo kids class then entered into both adults classes, Judo and Jiu-jitsu. Now, I am a junior instructor for kids class. In the future, I plan on entering into the Criminal Justice field and continuing my training in martial arts. To me, martial arts is a major part of who I am. When I was younger I was very shy in school. One day I got bullied and it made me scared. So, my mom put me in martial arts and it was the best thing that has ever happened to me. Who I am today, confident, loud, outgoing, independent, is because of martial arts. Without this sport I wouldn’t be as academically achieved, taking all college and honors classes in high school, even graduating a full year early. I wouldn’t be able to handle myself in dangerous or potentially dangerous situations. I wouldn’t be as confident in the person that I am and am becoming. I hold my head high and I believe martial arts is the reason.
Green Belt Judo
Grey Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
2x NAGA grappling Champion
As of January 2015 Corbin Martial Arts is a North American Grappling Association(NAGA) accredited school. One of ONLY two in Kentucky. The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling tournaments with over 300,000 competitors worldwide. Website Designed by Ahmed Khan.