a8Corey Swartz, a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, has recently joined the instructor team at Clarion MMA.

Until recently he was  working in the juvenile justice field as a program coordinator at Pathways Adolescent Center in Oil City, PA.  He is a certified instructor in Safety Crisis Management, an emergency physical intervention program taught to the vast majority of youth placement facilities across the nation.

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Corey and Eddie Bravo, after training at the 10th Planet headquarters in LA.

Corey is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  During his time in the Marine Corps, Corey earned a 1st degree black belt in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. His time during active duty included a seven month tour in Afghanistan.

He has trained with the team, competed with us and traveled with us to Las Vegas and California.  His years of leadership and working with youth, combined with the hands-on experience he has gained from some of the best instructors in the world, make him a valuable asset to the members of Clarion MMA.

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Corey earned his blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2014

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With former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.

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Corey with UFC Champion Frankie Edgar.