Team Fusion started in 2008 in a small garage in Nixa, MO. In 2013 we moved into Springfield, MO so we could accommodate our growing academy. Over the years, Fusion has evolved into one of the premier gyms in the Mid-West with a wide variety of martial artists ranging from 4 year old kids to mixed martial artists and everywhere in-between.
We are proud to be a Zenith Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu affiliate led by Professor Robert Drysdale who is a six-time world champion. Brad Montgomery is a Black Belt under Professor Drysdale and runs the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA program at both the Springfield, MO and West Plains, MO locations. We have several colored belts that are trained and certified to help coach the kids' program and also offer private lessons.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not only a great activity that keeps you physically active, but it also helps improve your mental health and mood as well. Fusion was founded on the principle that Jiu-Jitsu is for EVERYONE no matter size, shape, age or athletic ability EVERYONE is welcome at Team Fusion.
Come and visit us at 228 S Sunshine Suite E in Springfield, or just give us a call at 417-595-4423.
Meet the Team
Head MMA and Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Robert Drysdale Zenith Affiliation.
Brad started his training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2008 under Daniel Montanha where he earned his blue belt.
In 2013 he started his own gym under Robert Drysdale as a purple belt. Brad has competed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over a 10 years now and his most notable wins in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions are placing third at Masters IBJJF World Championships and winning the New York BJJ Pro as a Brown belt in 2017. In 2018 he was bestowed his black belt by Professor Drysdale.
He also has striking experience which started alongside his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training. He competed in MMA under Team Fusion Fight Team for two years. He currently holds a record of 5-0. He quit fighting in 2014 to focus full time on being a coach and growing Team Fusion.
Austin "The King" Clem
I grew up wrestling and made the transition to MMA in 2016. I now have a record of 6-3 and a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
John "Coach Tank" Beckett
Head Kids Class Coach
I’ve been wrestling since I was 14, started MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when I was 19. Fun fact I have never lost an MMA fight or a sack race!
Hayden "Coach Duck" Puckett
I have been doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for several years. I am the assistant wrestling coach for Central Highschool in Springfield, MO. I love my dogs, family, floating on the river.
Julius "Juicebox" Walker
Morning Jiu-Jitsu Coach
My name is Julius Walker, and I’ve been training with Team Fusion since 2019. I’m a professional MMA fighter in the Light Heavyweight/Heavyweight division and I coach the morning class at Team Fusion. My favorite part about training at the gym is how welcoming the environment is and being a part of our community!
Assistant Kids Class Coach
My name is Ryan Schroeder, I've been training with Team Fusion since 2020. I have lost over 100 pounds on my journey and have since become an active kids coach. My favorite part of training at Team Fusion is you can become whoever you want to be as long as you put in the work.
Assistant Jiu-Jitsu Coach
My name is Brandon Wand, I've been training with Team Fusion since 2010 and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt since 2022. I like to focus my efforts towards advancing the skills of the newer students as quickly as possible so that they can be more comfortable on the mats and push our more experienced athletes.
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