The event is open to students, Campus Recreation professionals, and community fitness professionals in and around the southeast. The intent is to bring students, instructors, and professionals together for a unique training and networking opportunity.
Martin Rooney is an internationally recognized pioneer of strength and conditioning for the martial arts. He holds a master of health science and a bachelor of physical therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. He also holds a bachelor of arts in exercise science from Furman University.
Martin was a four-time All-Conference, and four-time MVP performer in track and field at Furman and a member of the U.S. Bobsled team (1995-1997, 2000).
Following his exposure to MMA in the mid 1990s, Martin began training with Renzo Gracie and started training fighters shortly afterward. Since the foundation of the Training for Warriors (TFW) system, Martin has traveled around the world to train, compete, and conduct seminars and help prepare world-class athletes for competition.
Martin has been featured on ESPN, ESPN2, Spike TV, Sports New York, Fox Sports Net, Fox Fight Game, the NFL Network, HDnet, NBC.com, Bodybuilding.com, tmuscle.com and in the New York Times, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Journal, The Sporting News, Stack Magazine, FIGHT!, Fight Sport, Fighters Only, Grappling, and Sports Illustrated for Kids.