The brothers have practiced Jiu-Jitsu since 1985. They are ranked by the American Jiu-Jitsu Association and Jiu- Jitsu America organizations as well as the Daito-Ryu USA Association. They have given demonstrations of Jiu-Jitsu before Police, Military, Grandmasters of Jiu- Jitsu, Internationally and at colleges and Martial Arts Hall of Fame events.
They have traveled internationally representing Jiu-Jitsu visiting and exchanging with champions of SAMBO, Judo, Greco-Roman, Collegiate, Freestyle Wrestling, Japanese, American and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They have taught civilians and fighters how to make the “gentle art” work for them in diverse situations.
Recognized even in Thailand, the Mechling brothers were some of the first Muay Thai teachers in San Diego- beginning to teach the art in 1992. Originally certified by Master V.Phon, the brothers are currently members of Team Janjira Muay Thai.
Having intensively trained in over twenty gyms in Thailand, their style and training techniques will prepare you for the ring, street, cage or just life. Nick and Chris have trained their students to a level where they are instantly recognizable as professional level fighters in Muay Thai.
Many have competed in Thailand and have distinguished themselves as true Thai-style boxers. Representing the USA on the King’s birthday they have served the US Muay Thai community as ambassadors of “goodwill”. They have led Muay Thai seminars inside and outside the United States and are well regarded within the Muay Thai community.
The Mechling brothers’ students won titles in the martial arts world and became successful as individuals. The brothers became recognized in each community for their efforts. Now after many years of development they are leading group classes in INTERNATIONAL SELF DEFENSE as well as teaching seminars to interested groups throughout the world.