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ABOUT US

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Our head coaches have over 40 years of combined experience in Wrestling and Martial Arts. They have been training with and competing against top competition from all over the world. Their focus over the last 6 years has been coaching and they have developed a real passion for it.

Sean Quinn
Sean Quinn
Sean has been an MMA fighter since 2005 and has been coaching since 2011. He has been ranked as one of the top fighters in the country in his weight class.

  • Began martial arts at 7 years of age
  • Trained in karate, Tae Kwon Do, wrestling, boxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Wrestled for the U of R 2000-2004
  • Brown belt in Jiu Jitsu
  • Purple Belt in Bang Muay Thai
  • Mixed Martial Arts fighter since 2005
  • Competed in major Canadian MMA events including: W1, Wreck MMA, Hardknocks, and Prestige FC
  • Fought the top Canadian names in 135 weight class including UFC vets Roland Delorme and Nick Denis
  • Trained alongside UFC vets such as Duane Ludwig, Mitch Clarke, Ryan Jimmo, Nick Penner, TJ Grant
  • Began coaching in 2000 as an assistant to the O’Neill Titans high school wrestling team
  • Started as an assistant coach with Regina Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2006
  • Coach for MMA fighters since 2007
  • Brought Bang Muay Thai to Regina and was the 2nd official affiliate of BMT in Canada
Hajar Ashtiani
Hajar Ashtiani
Wrestling is more than a sport to Hajar, it is her passion and her first love. An accomplished international athlete, Hajar has been wrestling since she was 11 years of age.

Her father, Ahmad Ashtiani began coaching Hajar in 1993. Female wrestlers were few and far between in those early years so Hajar trained with boys and she proved to be a formidable opponent. Her natural strength and athleticism led to Hajar obtaining six Finnish National Wrestling championship titles and gaining the attention of University Of Regina wrestling scouts and a five year wrestling scholarship. She has won titles abroad and in Canada including placing eighth at the 2006 Senior World Championships for the 48 kg weight class. From 2010 to the present time, Hajar has enjoyed kickboxing and has obtained her Jujitsu blue belt and has competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Hajar has continued to share her wrestling techniques expertise with MMA students coaching alongside her husband Sean Quinn.
2010
Canada West Silver Medalist (48 kg)
CIS Bronze Medalist (48 kg)
Cougar Wrestling Athletic Award

2009
Canada West Female Wrestler of the Year
University of Regina President’s Award
Canada West Gold Medalist 48 kg
First in the 48 kg class at the Huskie Open
First place at 48 kg at the Golden Bear Open
First place 48 kg class at the Cougar Invitational
CIS Silver Medalist (48 kg)
Cougar Athletic Wrestling Award
Conexus Athletic Award

2008-09
Cougar Female Wrestling MVP
Academic All-Canadian

2007-2008
Redshirted for Olympic qualifying matches

2007
CIS Silver Medalist (51 kg)
Canada West Silver Medalist (51 kg)

2006-07
Academic All-Canadian

2006
CIS Bronze Medalist (48 kg)
Canada West Silver Medalist (48 kg)

2005-06
Academic All-Canadian

2005
Canada West Bronze Medalist (48 kg)
Jim Burnett Athletic Sward Wrestling
Boyd Graham Memorial Wrestling Athletic Award

2004-05
Academic All-Canadian
Bronze Medal Canada West Championship 48 Kg
Fourth Place CIS Championships 48 Kg

2009 First place at the Can/Am Meet in Jamestown, North Dakota, USA
2006 Fifth place at the European Wrestling Championships
2006 Eight place at the Senior World Championships, Guangzhou, China
2005 Finland’s Best Female Wrestler
2004 & 2008 Represented Finland in Olympic qualification

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