Kalib Starnes got involved in the martial arts at an early age and began teaching when he was a teenager. He started training Gracie Jiu-Jitsu at the Gracie Academy in 1994 in Torrance, California. He also trained in Las Vegas and Fort Lauderdale from 2006 – 2008 at the famous American Top Team gym.
His primary styles are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Greco-Roman Wrestling and Boxing, other styles include Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Aikido, Muay Thai and Shotokan and Wado-ryu Karate. He has studied under prominent trainers such as UFC champion Royce Gracie, Olympic boxing gold medalist Howard Davis, Jr., Canadian boxer Tony Pep, Olympic wrestler Colin Daynes, and professional mixed martial artist Kultar Gill. He received his Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black belt in 2010 from Fourth Degree BJJ Black Belt Professor Bob McRoberts.
In 2006 we was a semi-finalist on SpikeTV’s The Ultimate Fighter, training under UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock. In June 2006 Kalib made his professional debut in the UFC.
Starns continued to train in MMA until he retired in 2013. Starns now offers personal training and assists with our fighter program.
Fighter Training – Mon / Wed / Fri – 5-6:30pm