Bay Area Boxing Instructors

Take a look at our instructors:

Jake DeIaco – Owner/General manager

Name: Jake DeIaco

Position: Owner/General manager

Specialties: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/ Strength Training

Bio: Jake is the founding owner and general manager of Bay Area Boxing. Jake managed/operated our Belmont location for the first 5 years (2010-2015) and then went on to run presale and grand opening for our east bay location (Bay MMA And Fitness).
Jake is currently a Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Brian Fernandez (Ralph Gracie black belt) and has 11+ years’ experience in the grappling arts and fitness management. Jake currently teaching the CrossTrain classes and kids Jiu-Jitsu classes. You will see Jake at the front desk weekdays and is here to help with all your fight and fitness goals! [Read more…]

Brian Fernandez – Head Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu instructor

Brian was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and has been training martial arts for the last 20+ years. In 1994, Brian Received a black belt in Judo from Willy Cahill. After many years of training and competition Brian added a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu to his resume under Ralph Gracie in 2007. Now retired from competition, Brian looks to further his love of BJJ as the head instructor at Bay Area Boxing. His classes are 1 ½ hours long and consist of BJJ warm ups, technique and full contact sparring. Being a black belt in Jiu Jitsu Brian can belt our students up to his ranking. [Read more…]

Justin Davis – Head Muay Thai Coach

Name: Justin Davis

Position: Head Muay Thai coach

Bio: Justin started training Muay Thai as a young man under Kru Sam of World Team USA in San Francisco. Justin trained, taught and fought under the World Team flag for 8 years. We welcome Justin as our Head Muay Thai coach and cornerman for our Muay Thai fight team. Justin specializes in getting men and women ready for their fights whether in the ring or cage. Outside of fight training and competition preparation Mr. Davis also specializes in client body transformation and leads our 6:15am BayFit Kickboxing classes Monday/Wednesday/Friday. Just carries with him an intense yet friendly coaching style with an emphasis on muscle toning and weight loss. Martial arts changed Justin’s lifestyle for the better and his life goal now is to share that passion with the world. Come check out Justin’s class for a fun, technically, proficient full body kickboxing workout or try your hand in one of his Muay Thai fight team classes.

Alexey Bulankov – Head Boxing instructor

Name: Alexey Bulankov

Position: Head Boxing Coach

Bio: Alexey is a USA-Boxing certified coach and a competitive Boxer. His classes focus on overall athleticism emphasizing technique. Alexey focuses on the strategic and tactical aspects of boxing footwork and ring generalship. His background is soviet-style-boxing training methodology and will give you an edge in becoming an intelligent, well rounded and well-conditioned boxer. [Read more…]

Devyn Lapidario – BayFit Boxing Conditioning Coach

Name: Devyn Lapidario

Position: BayFit Boxing conditioning coach

Bio: We welcome Devyn as one of our BayFit Boxing conditioning coaches. With a boxing and Muay Thai kickboxing background Devyn has 3 amateur bouts and bring with her a wealth of knowledge. Come check out Devyn’s class for a high intensity full body BayFit Boxing class! [Read more…]


“B” comes to us by way of Philadelphia and continues his amateur MMA career with Bay Area. His experience in the ring ,cage and on the mats with the addition to his educational background paces an enthralling class that breaks down for beginners and delves technically deep for advanced members. His Philly grit style drive and lively personality helps connect with members in driving them to attain their physical and mental aspirations, plus more. With a positive upbeat vibe keep an eye out for his classes and upcoming fights. [Read more…]

Melissa Yee – BayFit Kickboxing Conditioning Coach

Name: Melissa Yee

Position: BayFit Kickboxing conditioning coach

Bio: Melissa is a full-time fitness professional offering vast experience in not only group fitness but also personal training. You can catch Melissa teaching our 12pm BayFit Kickboxing classes. Melissa’s workouts are pack with sweat inducing high interval training with great music and physiological expertise. Ask Melissa about her class times and personal training availability.

Mo Khan – BayFit Kickboxing Coach

Name: Mo Khan

Position: BayFit Kickboxing coach

Bio: We welcome Mo as one of our kickboxing coaches and an active member of our Muay Thai competition team. Mr. Khan has been training for 10 plus years and looks to continue his competition career with us at Bay Area Boxing. Look out for Mo’s classes and upcoming fight dates! [Read more…]

Troy Lemons – BayFit Kickboxing Conditioning Coach

Name: Troy Lemons

Position: BayFit Kickboxing conditioning coach

Bio: Troy has been studying Muay Thai since 2013 and has grown a tremendous passion for the art. As a coach Troy will push you to perform at your best. Troy specializes in smooth rhythm and flow with an emphasis on combos and positioning. We welcome Troy as one of our BayFit Kickboxing conditioning coaches and an active member of our Muay Thai competition team. Troy has now transitioned into adding Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu into his game and looks to make his MMA debut in the near future. [Read more…]

Juan Pablo Flores Gomes

Name: Juan Pablo Flores Gomes

Position: BayFit Boxing/Kickboxing conditioning coach

Timeslots: Monday/ Wednesday at 6:30pm

Bio: Juan has been studying Martial Arts since he was a teenager. Mr. Gomes holds the rank of Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Gene Flogo an has been training Muay Thai and boxing for 8 years. Juan looks to make his MMA debut in late 2020 early 2021. Juan has been a coach at our east bay location (Bay MMA And Fitness) for 2 years and now look to expand his offerings to our gym. Come check out Juan’s class for a technically proficient high intensity full body work out. [Read more…]

Alex “Suave” Figueroa – Kickboxing conditioning coach

Name: Alex “Suave” Figueroa

Position: Kickboxing conditioning coach

Bio: Alex “Suave” comes to us as a Bay Area Native. Mr. Figueroa has 9 plus years of Muay Thai and Boxing experience and 7 Muay Thai bouts. Alex teaches a fast-paced high energy class that is sure to push you to your limits. [Read more…]

Mauricio Magdaleno- Bayfit Boxing

Mauricio started as a member of the Boxing/Muay Thai program at Bay Area Boxing in 2015. Since then he has won multiple amateur Muay Thai matches and he hopes to transition to MMA and fight before the end of 2019. He has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all combat sports and you can catch him at the gym teaching one of our Bayfit Boxing classes or sharpening his own skills.
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Gavin Chase-Beginner BJJ Instructor

Gavin has been a member of Bay Area Boxing since 2013. From his journey from white belt to brown belt, he has been one of the most committed members of the gym and obtained a wealth of knowledge on the mats. When he’s not teaching, he’s training for the next BJJ tournament! You can catch Gavin teaching the beginner Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class every Monday and Wednesday at 4.

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Israel Rodriguez – BayFit Boxing

Israel has over 7 plus years of boxing/kickboxing/MMA experience with two amateur wins in MMA. He has trained all over California, from the East Bay to So-Cal and now here in the Peninsula. With his unique style in boxing and kickboxing and restless grinding wrestling Izzy should have a bright future in MMA. Come down and try his high-energy class, he will be there with you every possible moment to make sure you have the motivation you need to get through your workout! Izzy teaches every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 6:15 am. [Read more…]