Philadelphia’s Fight Factory, is known for having one of the Best MMA programs for Amateur and Professional MMA fighters, on the east coast. Stephen Haigh of Philadelphia Fight Factory, has cultivated and raised numerous MMA champions, in combat sports. Hart BJJ and Boxing is dedicated to providing the best training for our students, so bringing Coach Haigh on board with our staff, was a no brainer. Stephen has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Grappling, Striking , and Mixed Martial Arts as a competitor, instructor, coach and mentor. Haigh and Hart will make these upcoming years the best yet for our students, in Conshohocken.
Most notable MMA Champions from Coach Haigh’s Fight Factory are:
- Eddie Alvarez ( Bellator, MFC and Bodog Fight Champion)
- Zach Makovsky ( Bellator Champion)
- Tara LaRosa ( Bellator and Bodog Fight Women’s Champion)
We at Hart BJJ and Boxing, are very please and welcome Coach Stephen Haigh, to our family and team. We are glad to have Coach Haigh as our Head Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) instructor and Coach. To find out more about Coach Haigh and his start, read below.
Coach Haigh’s Quick Bio
Stephen started his training in the martial arts in 1997 at the Philadelphia Sambo Club. In 1999, he started competing in no-gi grappling and has since gone on to become a multiple time grappling champion. Stephen started the Philadelphia Fight Factory in 2000 with the help of good friend Pierre Guillet. Guillet introduced Muay Thai Kickboxing to Stephen and the idea of becoming and producing a complete martial artist was developing. In 2001, he started fighting professionally in MMA and has fought both nationally and internationally. Philadelphia Fight Factory gained international acclaim in Mixed Martial Arts and was recognized as a premiere MMA school on the east coast. Stephen has coached and produced many local competitors, and fighters as well as notable MMA champions Eddie Alvarez, Zack Makovsky, and Tara Larosa
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- Humbleness and Respect for yourself and others
- Hard work and Desire to get to your goals
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- “TEAM” over “ME” mentality
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