Photo of Steven, OWNER & TRAINER

Steven Barnett

Owner and Instructor

Steven Barnett was awarded his black belt from both Professor Kurt Pellegrino and Professor Marcelo Garcia in 2013. Steven Barnett has taught and trained all over the word including places like Costa Rica, Peru, Portugal, Mexico and Vietnam. Professor Barnett  has fought amateur and professional MMA with an overall record of (4-3). Steven is still and active grappling competitor He has placed in multiple IBJJF tournaments and has won super fights in organizations such as Fight to Win. His passion for teaching is obvious. He has a great ability to communicate and is extremely detail oriented which makes him an incredible instructor.

Professor Barnett opened his first mixed martial arts school in New Jersey called The Inferno Training and Performance Center in 2011 snd still running with assistance of his Brown belt and understudy George Tampa.


2nd degree Black Belt Certified IBJJF

2009 IBJJF No Gi Pan Ams (purple belt) 3rd place

Grapplers Quest (Beast of the East) Champion

2014 IBJJF Summer Open (black belt) 3rd place

2017 F2W winner (black belt-fight of the night)

2017 IBJJF Pro (black belt) 3rd place

Sean Locke 


Professor Sean has been practicing martial arts since 1984. He began training in Brazilian jiu jitsu in 1995 and received his black belt in 2008 from Fábio Holanda, with Brazilian Top Team. Sean competed actively in BJJ until about 2007, including a professional mixed martial arts bout won by submission.