Learn the pain to performance cycle of the combat tactical professional.

This unique conference will bring together Doctors, Therapists and Elite Athletes to demonstrate the cutting edge methodologies in medicine and training that we use to treat Team Alpha MMA and other tactical athletes.


Learn from the team docs, engage with the athletes, and participate with the therapists in drills and coaching strategies to improve human performance. 

Topics include:

  • Surgical intervention paired with rehab strategies.

  • Optimizing health and recovery, 

  • Specific strategies to improve athleticism and power.

  • Fighters share their journey to elite performance.

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Keynote Speakers

Founder Ultimate Fitness Urijah Faber

UFC Hall of Fame and leader of Team Alpha MMA, Urijah is a pioneer in the sport and leads one of the most successful teams in the world.

PT, MPT, MS, SFG 2 Russ Dunning

Russ is a founder/owner of Kime Performance Physical Therapy. An accomplished sports physical therapist, strength coach, and researcher. Russ comes from a background as a martial arts and strength athlete. After his academic years, which include a Master’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering and Physical Therapy, he pursued becoming a StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor to complement his Sports Medicine Physical Therapy focus. Russ serves as the Medical Director for Team Alpha MMA.

DO Dr. Alberto Panero

Dr. Panero is the founder of The BIOS Orthopedic Institute in Sacramento, CA. He is regarded as an international expert in orthobiologics (PRP & “Stem Cells”) and interventional orthopedic procedures. His work has been published in many of the elite orthopedic journals and is regularly invited to present his research and interventional orthopedic techniques at the top orthopedic and sports medicine conferences. He serves as Team Physician for Team Alpha MMA.


Elite Athletes

UFC Featherweight Josh Emmett

Find Josh on joshemmett.com and follow him @JoshEmmettUFC

UFC Bantomweight Jessica-Rose Clark

Follow Jessica-Rose "Jessy Jess" Clark @missjessyjess

UFC Welterweight Max Griffin

Follow Max "The Pain" Griffin @MaxPainGriffin

Bellator Lightweight Christopher Gonzales

Follow Chris "The Lion" Gonzales @cgzdream

UFC Flyweight Maycee Barber

Follow Maycee "The Future" Barber @mayceebarber

Teal Alpha MMA Surgeons

Expert Panel

MD Dr. Brandon Beamer

Dr. Beamer is a board certified, fellowship trained specialist in orthopaedic sports medicine, performing arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle in adult and pediatric populations. He is proud to be a part of Marshall Medical Center Orthopedics. He completed Medical school at Cornell, Residency at Harvard, and Fellowship training at Stanford. He currently serves as Team Physician for Team Alpha MMA.

MD Dr. Sean Robinson

Dr. Robinson attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacology. Dr. Robinson then attended Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. Following medical school, he completed his residency at the San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program, followed by fellowship in Sports Medicine at the prominent Cedars Sinai - Kerlan Jobe Institute. He serves as a consultant for Team Alpha MMA.

MD Dr. Hunter Greene

Dr. Greene is an owner of Summit Orthopaedics in Sacramento, CA. Earning his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Greene completed a general surgery internship at the UC Davis Medical Center. He then completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the Yale New Haven Hospital and fellowship training in sports medicine and pediatric sports medicine from UC San Francisco. Dr. Greene is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the California Orthopaedic Association and the Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. He serves as Team Physician for Team Alpha MMA


Leading The Industry

PT, DPT, MSPT, CSCS Tony Mikla

Tony is a founder/owner of Kime Performance Physical Therapy. He is a leading sports physical therapist, performance coach, and researcher. He speaks and teaches nationally on sports physical therapy and regularly publishes research in international journals. Tony previously served as the Physical Therapy Manager at the world-renowned EXOS in Phoenix, AZ, working with some of the best athletes in the world. He was the Medical Director for the Sacramento Sports Commission. He serves as a Sports Medicine consultant for Team Alpha MMA.

MS, PhD Dan Pardi

Dan is the CEO of humanOS.me which leverages a novel behavior model to promote health fluency, skill development, and lifestyle insights to help people master their health practice. Dan works with Naval Special Warfare to help the most elite fighters in the world maintain alertness and capable mental performance under challenging circumstances.

MD Dr. Scott Whitlow

Dr. Whitlow is partner at the Reno Orthopaedic Clinic. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic residency at UC Davis with an emphasis on sports, trauma, and foot and ankle surgery. His subspecialty training in foot and ankle surgery included a one-year fellowship with Dr. Thomas Clanton, M.D. at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. Dr. Whitlow is a candidate member of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). He serves as Team Physician for the US Ski Team.

DPT, CSCS, SFG1 Aaron Crouch

A former NCAA Division I baseball player, Aaron is an expert physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He holds a StrongFirst SFG Level 1 Instructor certification. Thanks to his history in baseball, Aaron understands the value in achieving and maintaining optimal movement, which he helps clients achieve every day. In addition to receiving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Sacramento State, he has accumulated vast professional experience in diverse organizations, including the San Francisco Giants, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and the USA Track & Field Championships, where he worked as a medical team member. Aaron has also been an Assistant Instructor in a variety of professional courses for clinicians and fitness professionals.

PhD Keith Baar

Dr. Keith Baar is a professor at University of California Davis and renowned tendon training researcher and expert. Professor Baar received his PhD from the University of Illinois where he discovered the molecular signal that causes load-induced muscle hypertrophy. Keith is now the head of the Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory (FMBLab) at UC Davis, where he studies how the musculoskeletal system functions, including how diet and physical activity affect muscle growth, and how tendons and ligaments respond to the stresses of exercise. His current work is focused on how loading and nutrition alter tendon/ligament/ECM health and performance.

PT, DPT, CSCS, SFG 1 Evan Hauger

Evan specializes in sports physical therapy, strength, and conditioning. He knows the ins & outs of injury from years of personal experience. Growing up, he was a multi-sport athlete and went on to play baseball at Shasta College. Through multiple personal injuries related to his athletic career, Evan realized that he had a passion for improving the way people move and enhancing their performance in sport and life. Also a StrongFirst Certified Level 1 instructor, Evan earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sacramento State University and has worked with athletes of all calibers, including MLB, NFL, NBA, UFC, and Olympians. He has also spent time with some of the best minds in sports physical therapy in Boston, MA, been a medical team leader for the USA Track and Field National Championships, assisted with NFL combine training at Exos in Phoenix, AZ, and been the performance coach for a group of Olympic athletes.


Friday Nov 4th


7:00 Registration

8:00 - Intro Lecture: Fight Life Performance by Russ Dunning, PT, MPT, SFGII

Lifestyle management of a tactical athlete. Understand the challenges of the daily schedule and prioritize your interventions to get winning results.

8:30 - Lecture: Hand by Dr. Alberto Panero, DO 

Medical management of Hand fractures and ligament tears. This is the athletes life-source of function and power delivery.

9:00- Lecture: Elbow by Dr. Sean Robinson, MD

Learn how to manage elbow dislocation and loss of elbow ROM.

9:30 - Lecture Shoulder by Dr. Brandon Beamer, MD

Cartilage and tendon injuries in the tactical athlete. Postural and Training considerations that impact care for this client.

10:00 - Break

10:15 - Athlete Interview with Jessy Clark (Elbow) and Urijah Faber (Shoulder)

Hear the experience directly from the athletes. How did the injury occur, how has it been managed, and how has it recovered. The interview will be facilitated by Russ Dunning and Dan Pardi.

11:00- Lab: BulletProof Upper Extremity by Dr Aaron Crouch, DPT, CSCS, SFGI

Learn the upper extremity exercise progression to restore strength and power to the Shoulder, Elbow and Hand. This is a hands-on lab of live demo and practice on the training floor with the athletes and the therapists/trainers that coach them.

12:00- Lunch

1:00 - Lecture: Ankle by Dr. Scott Whitlow, MD

Learn the upper extremity exercise progression to restore strength and power to the Shoulder, Elbow and Hand. This is a hands-on lab of live demo and practice on the training floor with the athletes and the therapists/trainers that coach them.

1:45 - Lecture: Knee by Dr. Brandon Beamer, MD

Current concepts in ACL/Meniscus repair

2:30 - Break

2:45 - Athlete Interview with Josh Emmett UFC 20-2 & Maycee Barber UFC 11-2

Hear directly from the athletes about their rehabilitation, training and lifestyle management. Hosted by Russ Dunning and Urijah Faber

3:30 - Lab: BulletProof Lower Extremity with Dr Evan Hauger, DPT, CSCS,SFG1

Learn the lower extremity exercise progression to restore strength and power to the Hip, Knee and Ankle. This is a hands-on lab of live demo and practice on the training floor with the athletes and the therapists/trainers that coach them.

4:30 - Lecture: Fight Camp by Urijah Faber, UFC Hall of Famer

Learn the performance life cycle of a fighter.

5:00 - Join us for a social gathering in the lounge

Saturday Nov 5th

8:00 - Lecture: Lifestyle and Fueling with Dr. Dan Pardi, PhD

Learn the intricacies of food science and sleep cycles and how they impact your health.

9:00 - Lecture: Neck with Dr Alberto Panero, DO

Common Pathologies, Exam, Red Flags, and treatment considerations including injection

9:30 - Break

9:45 - Athlete Interview with Andre Fili UFC 21-9, Cory McKenna UFC 7-2, Chris Gonzales

Host Russ Dunning, MPT

10:15 - Lecture: Lumbar Spine by Dr; Alberto Panero, DO

Evaluation and interventional strategies to keep these athletes moving in a healthy and safe manner.

10:45 - Lecture: Hip by Dr. Hunter Greene, MD

Hips are key to the tactical athlete's success. This lecture will identify common pathology in their hips and current intervention strategies.

11:15 - Lab: Bulletproof Spine Progression with Dr. Tony Mikla, DPT, MSPT, CSCS

Learn intervention progressions moving your client through the stages of pain, mobility, strength, speed, power and performance.

12:15 - Lunch

1:00 - Athlete Interview with Max Griffin UFC 18-9, Viecheslav Borshchev (Slava) UFC 6-2 and Sara McMann UFC 13-6

Hear the experience directly from the athlete. How did the injury occur, how has it been managed, and how has it recovered. The interview will be facilitated by Russ Dunning 

1:45 - Lecture: Recovery Strategies by Dr. Dan Pardi, PhD

Sleep / Para and Symp strategies - Nutrition Fuel timing - Hydration and supplementation, Rapid Tissue Recovery- Lactigo

2:45 - Break 

3:00 - Lab: Strength Conditioning with Russ Dunning, MPT

Learn from strength and conditioning coaches Darrin Drabin and Amadeo Novella. And how to integrate VALD into your program.

4:00 - Lecture Biologics by Dr. Alberto Panero, DO

Learn the current science of PRP, STEM Cell, and other up and coming procedures changing the future of injury management.

4:30 - Lecture: Hip by Dr. Hunter Greene

Learn how to manage hip impingement and labral pathology in the jiujitsu athlete.

MSK Dx Injection

Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind seminar with Dr. Alberto Panero, DO on Nov 6th

  • $200.00

    MSK Dx & Injection

    Understand the indications for use of musculoskeletal ultrasound and the role of supportive medical interventions in the care of the combat athlete. Join us for live demos and hands on diagnostic labs.
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Pre-Course Content

Coming Soon!

    1. Welcome Urijah Faber & Russ Dunning

    2. Loading & Nutrition to Optimize Performance

    3. Common Hip Injuries & Treatment in the Tactical Athlete

    4. Head and Neck Injuries in MMA

    1. Common Hip Injuries and Treatment in the Tactical Athlete by Dr. Hunter Greene, MD

    2. Shoulder Injury in the Tactical Athlete by Dr. Brandon Beaner, MD

    3. Knee Injury in the Tactical Athlete by Dr. Brandon Beamer, MD

    4. Foot and Ankle Considerations in the Elite Athlete by Dr. Scott Whitlow, MD

    5. Elbow Dislocations and The Combat Athlete by Dr. Sean Robinson, MD

About this course

  • $500.00
  • 9 lessons
  • 3 hours of video content