Bill Bradley

Owner / Head Instructor /Black Belt

Bill Bradley began teaching mixed martial arts (before the coining of the term “MMA”) in 1989 at Reed College. Bill founded Alive as part of the Brazilian Top Team family. Bill teaches Gi and No-Gi Jiu Jitsu as well as Alive’s Kids Class.

  • Favorite Fighter to Watch: Favorite Fighter to Watch: Demian Maia
  • Strengths: Strengths: Ground Game
  • Best Experience: Worst Experience: Hurting training partners
  • Favorite Quote: Favorite Quote: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done the better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effect without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who sends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Private Lessons: Yes
  • Phone Number: 5037403004
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Dawn Sibilia

CrossFit Instructor / Personal Trainer

Being a coach allows me to share my passion about CrossFit!! We work side by side and all feel successful in some way, because we are in this together. As a coach, I want each person to feel and see changes that make them proud of themselves, every day. Dawn is a 2014, 2015 and 2016 CrossFit Games athlete.

  • Strengths: Enthusiasm & Passion
  • Best Experience: First Muscle-Up
  • Worst Experience: Double Unders
  • Private Lessons: 1
  • Contact Email:

Kody Hammond

Boxing Instructor

Kody has been training at AliveMMA for over 3 years. Alive was his first MMA gym and the members have turned from training partners into family. In his 2 years of training Kody has earned his blue belt with 2-stripes and become a force to be reckoned with in kickboxing.

  • Favorite Fighter to Watch: illard, Sainchai sor Kingstar & Anthony Pettis
  • Strengths: Unorthodox striking and guard game
  • Best Experience: Earning purple belt from Bill Bradley
  • Private Lessons: Yes
  • Phone Number: 5037348420

Ali Dika

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Stick Fighting Coach

Joined Alive MMA in 2011 and is currently a Purple Belt. Prior to training at Alive MMA, Ali played football in high school and has studied numerous martial arts styles on and off since childhood. Outside of the gym he enjoys camping, long walks, video games, and spending time with his closest friends.

  • Favorite Quote: “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one!”
  • Private Lessons: Yes

Leonard Leveque

Stick Fighting

Leonard's first gym was Alive MMA. He believes in honest self expression, physical and mental development.

  • Favorite Fighter to Watch: Sam Harris
  • Strengths: Tenacity and attention to detail.
  • Favorite Quote: "Respect the burden."
  • Private Lessons: Yes

Tom Tegner

Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Hometown: Portland, OR

DOB: 4-5-1972
Height: 5ft 6in
Fight Weight: 160lb

Tom began training in 1997 under the instruction of Pedro Sauer. He trained for two years before his first competition. In 2007, Tom placed silver in the Gracie World Championships. He is now a 2 stripe brown belt in Jiu Jitsu.

  • Favorite Fighter to Watch: Sakuraba
  • Strengths: Endurance, Defense
  • Best Experience: 2007 Gracie World Championships
  • Worst Experience: Torn ACL
  • Favorite Quote: The more you train, the lucks you get.
  • Private Lessons: No

Tzvetan Nikolov (Nick)

Muay Thai Instructor

Hometown: Sofia, Bulgaria
DOB: 1973

Nick began practicing karate at the age of 12. He began kickboxing at 22, and at 27 moved to the US and trained with Benny "The Jet" Urquidez. He also trained for three years at the Muay Thai Academy of America in North Hollywood with Kru Puk who founded the first Muay Thai school in the US. Nick has been instructing for the past eight years in various schools in Connecticut and California and emphasizes clean technique, realistic fight combinations and strategies. He specializes in Muay Thai and Dutch Style Kickboxing.

  • Private Lessons: Yes