NorthShore Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Bothell, Building Champions from the Ground up since 2008. Our mission is to help our members develop physically and mentally through the highest quality martial arts and fitness instruction. We seek to improve the lives of as many individuals as possible by creating a comfortable learning environment, not limited to any specific body type or gender. We strive to encourage individuals to lead healthier lifestyles, and to assist them in reaching their goals. Discover your full potential through martial arts and fitness training.
Owner & Head Coach
Owner Joe DeRobbio has been teaching, training and competing in martial arts for over 30 years. Joe’s diverse business and coaching experience in personal self-development, business leadership, wrestling, MMA, boxing and fitness gives him the ability to connect with people of all skill levels. Joe is the founder of Combat Games MMA promotion company and one of the lead educators for Washington State Combat Athletic Department. Joe has 15 years professional referee experience and 10 years’ experience promoting professional mixed martial arts events. Joe has spent decades learning and training with some of the world’s best fighters and corner-men. Whether you want to compete, or just learn how to live healthy, Joe has the knowledge, staff, and facility to assist you in your goals.
Mathias started training when he was 17 years old in the arts of Kickboxing and Muay Thai, he has primarily trained in those arts ever since. He has successfully tested his skills in the local amateur competitive circuit. Mathias is knowledgeable, motivating and articulate in his coaching. His attention to detail helps students improve their technique while having a great time. He is known for his upbeat personality and ability to make everyone match a positive energy in the room.
Operations Manager & Boxing Coach, Kids BJJ Coach
Olivia has been training in the Mixed Martial Arts industry since she was 5 years old. Her father, Joe, gave her her first pair of boxing gloves and her love for Boxing was born. Over the years, her love for boxing grew into all aspects of martial arts. From helping her dad coach wrestling, to receiving her purple belt in jiu-jitsu, she has learned the most important skill needed in the world today, self defense. She shares her knowledge of technique with her members to encourage them to feel more confident, on and off the mat. You can find her behind the front desk helping members as well as on the mat coaching our students. She brings a strong energy to North Shore MMA and prides herself on having a class the will send you home feeling accomplished and energized.
Muay Thai Instructor
Manny’s experience expands across a variety of Martial Arts, including Karate, boxing and MMA. Manny fell in love with traditional Muay Thai back in 2016 and it has changed his life. Over the last 4 years he’s been training with Kru Tirrel Kamara in Kirkland. Manny also spent time in Thailand training with Buakaw Banchamek.
Muay Thai is not just a martial art, it’s a way of life! Coach Manny is dedicated to sharing the true essence of Muay Thai with his students.
Assistant Coach & Operations Manager
Malia grew up in the culture of MMA and has followed in her father’s footsteps. She began training Jiu-Jitsu at the young age of 8 under her dads instruction at this very academy. Now she is a young adult, training for her blue belt while assisting her father in the Kids Jiu-Jitsu class that she once took years ago. Malia has a connection with kids and strives to be a role model for them. Malia has also worked as our manager for years and knows the Academy well. She is a friendly face and is willing to answer any questions you may have. She looks forward to forming a relationship with many of the faces she sees in the academy as she is often the person who will greet you.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach
Check back soon to meet our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coaches!