Dino Spencer, Owner & Coach
Coach or Sifu Dino Spencer has studied the martial arts for 40 years and was a successful instructor in the Chicago land area for 25 years. He has taught over 15,000 students in the martial arts and boxing and was one of Chicago land’s top professional boxing & martial arts coaches. Dino is well accomplished in the martial arts. He has earned a 5th degree Black Sash in Chinese Shaolin kung fu and is one of the rare certified instructors of Krav Maga- an Israeli military realistic self defense system. Dino co-founded businesses such as Gold Coast Martial Arts, Ironfist International, POW! Kickboxing in Chicago, Illinois, and FLO Mixed Martial Arts in Palatine, Illinois. At FLOMMA, he served as head instructor until moving to Miami to help rebuild the 5th St. Gym. Dino trained under the tutelage of Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and has also served as head coach, conditioning coach or co-trainer for an extensive list of professional fighters: WBA Heavyweight Champion David, Haye, WBC, WBO, WBA, IBF Middleweight & WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard Hopkins, NABA, NABF, USBA, WBC, WBO and current WBA Champion Fres Oquendo, #4 IBF Middleweight Donovan George, UFC Heavyweight champion Andre Arlovski, UFC fighter Shonie Carter, Pride and current UFC fighter Mike Russow, UFC fighter Terry Martin, FCFS Heavyweight champion Antwan “Herc” Hayes, King of the Cage and CFA 145lb World champion Lazar Stojadinovich to name a few. Adding to Dino’s experience are high profile clients such as Adriana Lima, Dave Chapelle, Michael Jordan, Cypress Hill, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, David Schwimmer, Christopher Walken, Robert DeNiro, Mark Walberg, Mario Lopez, Jeremy Piven, and Michael Phelps. He also trained the Chicago Police Department and Cook County Sheriffs Department in self defense training methods while living in the Windy City. He was also voted Best Trainer In Chicago. Coach Dino Spencer is available for personal training on a and is the head coach and co-owner at the 5th St, Gym. He recently trained members in the Gerard Butler movie Den of Thieves.