Matside Sports Incorporated

4661 North US Highway 31

Seymour, IN 47274


phone (812) 522-3677


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Matside Sports is staffed by experienced and successful MMA trainers.  All of our trainers have competed in MMA events.  Our trainers and students have won titles in MMA and submission tournaments.

Dale Isaacs

Head Trainer
Bujinkan Black Belt
Assistant High School Wrestling Coach Bronze Certified USA Wrestling
Belts in Taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Dale has 25 years of wrestling experience and was a three year varsity wrestler for Seymour High School.  He coached wrestling at the Seymour Middle School and is now an assistant coach at Seymour High School.  Dale earned his Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1999 and won the Gracie International Tournament in 1999.  Dale is a Black Belt in Bujinkan Taijutsu and has trained in Japan.  Dale is a Bronze Certified Coach for USA Wrestling.  Dale is 5-1 in MMA fights and retired from active competition in 2002.

Troy Burns

Assistant Trainer
Belt in Taekwondo



Troy has trained since 1999.  Troy was the Infantry Tactics Instructor in the Indiana National Guard with the 138th Division.  Troy is 9-0 in MMA.  Troy has fought with ICF and was 3 time Grand Champion.  Troy has retired from active competition in 2005.

Jai Woodruff

Assistant Trainer


Jai has trained since 2005.  Jai is a Bronze Certified Coach for USA Wrestling.  Jai is 13-3 in MMA.  He has fought in Eclectic Kombat, Indiana Cage Fighting, and Elite Cagefighting.  He holds the ICF Middleweight Belt.


Fred Barnett


Judo Instructor                                                                                        5th Degree Judo Blackbelt                                                                Japanese Jiujitsu Blackbelt                                                                    Purple Belt Brazillian Jiujitsu