Bobby Lee is a kickboxing instructor at The Cellar Gym.
Bobby started wrestling when he was in kindergarten. His dad told him to call out the biggest kid in the room because that would be the best way to get better quickly. Unfortunately, Bobby called out a second grader and got cradled. After this experience, Bobby did not return to wrestling for four years. He went 2-20 for his first season back with those two wins coming in the first tournament. Despite the long losing streak, he did not quit this time. Bobby persevered and became the captain of his high school wrestling team and was all state twice. He was also the captain of his high school football team. Bobby says that his experience being a captain helped him to develop leadership skills and sparked his interest in coaching and helping others through martial arts.
In middle school, Bobby learned about Mixed Martial Arts, Jiu Jitsu, and the UFC. He used Wikipedia and YouTube to learn everything he could about martial arts. Eventually, he convinced his dad to let him compete at a local Jiu Jitsu tournament. Despite not having a coach Bobby went and won his first tournament. He even won his second match with a flying armbar and was hooked. At that tournament, he was invited to come train with Brock Larson who is his Jiu Jitsu coach to this day. Brock was also training UFC and Bellator fighters and they brought Bobby to the Cellar for his first sparring sessions.
Bobby is currently a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Brock Larson and a purple rank in Muay Thai under Chris Cichon. Bobby was undefeated as an amateur in Mixed martial arts and became the Driller promotions 155 pound champion in 2015. Bobby is now actively fighting MMA as a professional and has 17 total fights.
Bobby is one of seven people to fight for Legacy, RFA and LFA promotions. He also successfully completed the first flying knee knock out in LFA history.
Teaching style: Bobby never teaches the same class twice! He likes to mix things up and challenge people in all sorts of different ways. Students love Bobby’s energy when he is teaching classes! You are bound to have a great time.
“Get out of your comfort zone. Nothing good grows inside the comfort zone.”