New Breed Training Center


We have always dedicated our efforts to maintain the quality of the environment in which all of our members train and ensuring that everyone “gets better together.” New Breed Training Center is the culmination of what has been years of dedication, hard work, and friendship. We are happy and honored to share what we’ve learned with you.

Head Instructor

Mark Vives

Mark Vives is the head instructor at New Breed Training Center. He also coaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA

Born in 1976, Mark began his journey into martial arts in 1997, initially in Muay Thai, then transferred over into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1998 where his focus still remains. After taking some time away for personal reasons, Mark returned to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2003 and has since then been actively competing. He is one of three Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt siblings (Mike Vives – 2003 and Myles Vives – 2004) receiving his black belt in 2011 from John Ramirez and John Ouano.


2022 IBJJF No-Gi World Champion (Master 4)

2021-22 IBJJF No. 1 Overall Ranked Masters 3

3x IBJJF Pan Champion (2022 Gi Master 4, 2021, 2020 No-Gi Master 3)

4x IBJJF American National Champion

20x IBJJF Chicago Open Champion

3x IBJJF Asian Open Champion

4x IBJJF Manila Open Champion

82x IBJJF Black Belt Gold Medalist

6x Fight2Win Winner

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Strength & Conditioning Coach

Samuel Spiegelman

Sam is an Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor at New Breed Training Center

Samuel Spiegelman (Sam) holds a master’s degree in exercise and sports science and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. During his time training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he realized there was a need for training information specifically for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. This gave Sam the opportunity to combine his knowledge of exercise science and BJJ to provide practitioners with training information designed for them. Training programs designed by Sam focus on improving the necessary requirements of the sport, proper nutrition, mobility, and lifestyle habits. It is Sam’s goal to provide Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners with everything they need to keep training for a lifetime. Sam has been featured in many publications including professional journals, podcasts, and magazines. You can read or listen to some of his interviews from the links below. You can find Sam at New Breed Training Center doing what he loves on the mats teaching classes and working with athletes to improve their performance and health.

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Merchant Adams Jr.

Merchant is an Assistant Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor at New Breed Training Center

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Bob Hemmerich

Bob is the Head Boxing & Muay Thai Coach and an Assistant Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor at New Breed Training Center.

Bob is an active competitor and instructor with over 15 years of coaching and teaching experience. He has a 12-2 boxing record and a Golden Gloves record of 2-1, as well as a BJJ black belt under Mark Vives. He worked with former Bellator bantamweight champion and UFC title contender Eddie Wineland for over 10 years.

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Mykee Vives

Mykee Vives is the Head Kids’ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach.

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  • BJJ Black Belt under Mark Vives
  • 3x IBJJF Pan-American medalist (silver in 2021, bronze in 2020, bronze in 2016)
  • 4x IBJJF Chicago Open Champion
  • 2019 IBJJF Manila Open Champion
  • 2018 Philippine Nationals Champion

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Benny Dall

Benny is the Kid’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach and Fundamentals Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Benny Dall started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2008 as a way to help him stay out of trouble as a teen. Since then, he has discovered all the amazing ways Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can help kids and teens with their confidence and courage on and off the mats. He truly believes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a very valuable and reliable tool for everyone of all ages. Not only does he compete in various tournaments and superfights, but coaching and training with others has become a great and amazing joy that he plans on doing forever.

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Striking Coach

Houston Dozier

Houston Dozier is the Muay Thai Coach at New Breed Training Center

Houston Dozier is an accomplished martial artist with expertise in multiple domains. He began his martial arts journey under Mr. Jim Smothers in 1994, where he studied Boxing, Kick Boxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Panantukan Boxing, Kali, Penjak Silat, Jun Fan Gung Fu, JKD Concept, and Wing Chun. He started Jiu-Jitsu and Catch Wrestling in 2006, and started training at New Breed Training Center in 2012, where he has led the Muay Thai program since.


  • Black belt in Wing Chun (2000), second degree (2004)
  • Certified to teach Filipino & Indonesian martial arts by Dan Inosanto International Martial Arts Instructions Association (2010)

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Assistant Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Devin Dallaire

Devin Dallaire is an Assistant Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor at New Breed Training Center.

Devin received his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Mark Vives in 2021.  Beginning the sport later in life, Devin has found Jiu-Jitsu to be an ideal activity to promote both Physical and Mental health.  An avid competitor in the Masters division, Devin has won numerous IBJJF international competitions including the IBJJF Grand Slam in 2019.  In addition to competing, Devin especially enjoys working with students who wish to compete and helping them find success on the tournament mats.


  • 3x IBJJF World Master gold medalist
  • 3x IBJJF Pan Championship gold medalist
  • 3x IBJJF Brazilian National Championship gold medalist
  • 2x IBJJF European Championship gold medalist
  • 2x IBJJF American National Championship gold medalist

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Assistant Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Justin Reyes

Justin Reyes is an Assistant Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Justin Reyes started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at New Breed Training Center in November 2010 and received his Black Belt under Mark Vives in November 2022. He believes training and competing in Brazilian- Jiu-jitsu is a great way to build confidence and character within oneself. He is an active competitor year-round and enjoys sharing his experiences from competition with students who are looking to compete.

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Assistant Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Niko Luna

Nikolai “Niko” Luna is an Assistant Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor at New Breed Training Center.

Niko was first exposed to grappling while serving in the US Army. He earned the rank of Sergeant and was an instructor at the Joint Readiness Training Center in December 2008. He began teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2011 and was promoted to black belt by Mark Vives in December 2019. Niko is also a multiple time IBJJF medalist in events across the country. He believes that everyone succeeds when you make each other better.

Niko currently teaches our evening All Levels Adult BJJ classes.

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