Coach Michael ODonnell (BJJ, MMA, Boxing, Muay Thai, Submission Wrestling)

Who am I?
I believe we are all on our own journey to find out the answer to that simple question?
I am a work in progress, my goal is to keep evolving into better version of my former-self, compressing new experiences of today with yesterday’s trues, to embrace the present and and plan for the possibilities of the future!
What am I?
Artist, Martial Artist and Head Coach and the Architect of Four Seasons Martial Arts experience!
-4th degree Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt ( Master Carlson Gracie Jr.)
-5th Level Black Sash Chinese Kung-fu (Master John Dufresne)
-Head Coach Four Seasons MMA Team
-President of Carlson Gracie Kentucky
-Kentucky’s First Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt
-ECC Pro MMA Title 2002
-Member of Team Gracie Vs.Team Hammerhouse 2006
-King of the cage veteran
-Official UFC trainer
-Kentucky Fighting Championship Hall of Fame 2010
-Gruesome MMA Lifetime Achievement award 2010
-Navy Seals Team Ten Combative’s Instructor 2010
-Bellator 30 Submission of the Night

Coach Darrin Van Horn (Boxing)

Darrin Van Horn is a 2 x world champion professional boxer. He won the IBF Junior Middleweight title in 1989 and later moved up in weight to win the Super Middleweight title in 1991. He retired in 1994 with a professional record of 53-3 (29 KOs). Since his retirement from fighting he has branched out into grappling and holds a purple belt in BJJ.

Coach Tony Dismukes (BJJ)

Tony has been training in various forms of martial arts for over 40 years.  He holds a 2nd degree black belt in BJJ as well as a black belt in Bujinkan taijutsu and an instructor’s license in Muay Thai.  His focus is on jiu-jitsu as a practical means for self-defense and as a life-long tool for self-improvement. His thoughts on training can be found at He can be contacted for private lessons at .

Coach Portland “The Prince” Pringle (Boxing/MMA)

Portland has been training and competing for over 13 years, with 13 amateur fights (MMA) and 31 professional fights (22 MMA, 8 boxing, and 1 kickboxing) to his credit. He is the current Kentucky boxing champion in both the cruiserweight and light-heavyweight divisions as well as the current Hard Rock middleweight MMA champion. He also holds a blue belt in BJJ. As a coach he emphasizes both cardio and technique.

Coach William Brandon DeBandi (BJJ)

Brandon has been studying BJJ since 2008 and holds a black belt under Josh Johnson/ Luiz Palhares. He has an amateur MMA record of 10-2. He is also an Army Master Combatives Instructor.

Coach Andre Prins (BJJ)

Andre holds a black belt in Kawaishi Ryu jiu-jitsu and a black belt in BJJ.

Coach Troy Patterson (BJJ)

Troy started training BJJ at 11 years old and now holds a black belt in BJJ.

Coach Raymond Diaz (Muay Thai)

Ray has been training in Muay Thai for 27 years and holds a level 7 instructors license under Tai Durham. He also has a 2nd degree black belt in Precision Striking Combatives and a blue belt in BJJ.

Coach Cesar Perez Rodriguez (Boxing)

Cesar has an amateur boxing record of 29-3. Highlights include: 2x West Virginia state champion, 2x Tri-State champion, Golden Gloves champion. He coaches students of all levels, from beginners to advanced athletes, and is available for private lessons. You can reach him at (859)404-3048 or

Many of the instructors at 4 Seasons are available for private lessons. You can contact them through the gym or on Facebook or as noted in their individual bios.