Whether your focus is learning the combative arts, self-defense, fitness, or competing on an amateur or professional level, you will find everything you need under one roof. You will receive training from our licensed and certified trainers who work hard to improve you at whatever fitness level you begin. Our facility provides a family like atmosphere with more interest in the combative arts than egos. All classes are provided for both children and adults.
Ajarn Dominique Simmons is the owner and head trainer at Elite Muay Thai. He grew up since a young age training under Jaran "Lun" Pompraseart from the famed Sityodtong Camp in Pattaya,Thailand. Ajarn Dom developed a true passion for the sport and after years of training he competed as amateur and professional Muay Thai Fighter where he fought nationally and internationally. Ajarn Dom is a veteran of 21 fights and now enjoys passing on his knowledge to the next generation of fighters. Ajarn opened Elite Muay Thai in 2005 and to date has trained 20+ state, national and world champions in Muay Thai he has also trained some of the best Muay Thai and currently ranked fighters in the UFC such as Cyrus Washington , Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Paul Felder to name a few.
Kru Matt Laverty has been with Elite since it's first days and humble beginnings. Great with people, better with kids, Matt brings a light-hearted professionalism to an otherwise serious sport.
Poo Choi Caressa Simmons is an incredible professional Muay Thai fighter, holding multiple belts and ranking nationally. At Elite she focuses on men's & women's Muay Thai training as well as Fitness & boxing. A powerful & intelligent striker, Caressa instills confidence and motivation in her students.
Kru Brooks Buckelew started out as a student and progressed to professional Muay Thai fighter. A proficient striker, Brooks focuses on technique with students, ensuring they develop a sturdy base of knowledge when starting out.
Professor Juan Caballero started his Jiu-Jitsu journey in 2004 and received his Black Belt under the world renowned Rinaldo Santos of Carlson Gracie in 2018. Professor Juan is also an accomplished professional MMA / Muay Thai fighter and trainer. Along with his martial arts background Professor Juan is a Special Operations Combatives Instructor and Firearms Defensive Tactics Instruction for the US Army. Juan is well on the road to mastery of his sport and he efficiently passes his knowledge to his students through training. Juan emphasizes safety in his training and considers the proper training of his students very important. We're honored to have Professor Juan a part of our Jiu-Jitsu Program.
Special Operations Combatives
Firearms Defensive Tactics
Jason is a veteran of the UFC and Brown Belt under Sidney Silva. Coach Jason also holds the rank of black belt in various other martial arts styles. With a proper blend of power and technique, Jason's training style fast-tracks students learning without cutting corners. We're proud to have Jason heading up out MMA training program.
Mixed Martial Arts
Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu
"I've known Dominique Simmons for about a year now, and I must say that he is one of the most committed trainers I have ever met. He runs a first class Muay Thai facility and his character is exemplified throughout the gym and everyone involved in it. I highly recommend Elite Muay Thai to anyone in the Daytona area who is looking to learn muay thai or boxing or work on their overall fitness."
- Josh Mango
"I’m a martial artist from out of town and was looking for a place to get some work in. This place was AWESOME! 10/10 would recommend wether you’re and out of towner like me, someone looking to fight or someone looking to learn THIS is THE place you need to go to!"
- Campbell Entertainment Group
"I joined elite last April. I used to do yoga , had a personal trainer 3 days a week and ran about 10 miles a week. I gave it all up when I started working out here...Very patient instructors that really take time to train their clients. NSB and South Daytona gyms are clean and well equipped...The family that owns the place is impressive. Check it out. You won’t be sorry."
- Leslie O'Donnell