Kru Jeff Harrison Head Instructor
Kru Jeff Harrison has trained and cornered fighters who’ve competed in the following (and more) fight promotions:
Kru Jeff Harrison History & Credentials
Kru Jeff Harrison has been involved in combat athletics since 1998. After beginning with Judo and submission wrestling, his training in Muay Thai began under Canadian Thai boxing coaching great Kru Chris Kew. Jeff began fighting in 2000, then began coaching in 2001.
Kru Jeff’s Muay Thai fighting career has seen ~50 sanctioned fights and has taken him across North America, Brazil, Thailand, Mexico and Europe. Jeff has won titles in Muay Thai and coached fighters to over 130 championship belts.
Jeff was Ajahn Burklerk Pinsinshai’s first North American student and has spent countless hours with the Muay Thai living legend; learning, living and readying himself for competition in Canada and throughout Thailand.
Our Head Instructor has also worked with many boxing, wrestling, MMA, Muay Thai and kickboxing coaches all over the world. Jeff has trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu for over 15 years, and has worked with many of the best trainers and athletes that the world has to offer.
He has cornered countless fights — from muay thai “smokers,” to coaching in-front of sold out arenas at large promotions like TKO, ECC, Bellator, The Score Fighting Series and the UFC. He is regarded as a top-shelf Canadian muay thai and MMA coach.
Kru Jeff puts his passion and love for the art of muay thai and MMA into every single class he conducts, and gives his all for each one of New Era Combat Sport’s members.
Before turning his focus to coaching other athletes, Jeff Harrison maintained a 10-year professional MMA career.
Peter Fazekas Head Brazilian Jiu JItsu Instructor
Professor Peter Fazekas History & Credentials
Professor Peter Fazekas discovered Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the age of fifteen. At sixteen, he immersed himself into competition in both BJJ and Submission Wrestling, it was common to see Peter competing in adult divisions as a teenager. He frequented NAGA, Grapplers Quest and IBJJF circuits in the United States and Brazil. At 18 years old he began his journey as an instructor. In 2014 Peter was awarded his black belt.
Peter currently competes at local and international tournaments as well as superfights for various organizations. Peter has had the privilege to train with many top MMA fighters and BJJ Champions such as Renzo Gracie, Carlos Gracie Jr, Igor Gracie, Rolles Gracie Jr, Gregor Gracie, Roger Gracie, Rafael Gordo, Marcio Feitosa, John Danaher, Braulio Estima, Shawn Williams, Garry Tonon and Ricardo Almeida.
With over 15 years of teaching Peter has a wealth of knowledge and experience he brings to the mats at New Era.
He thoroughly enjoys working with everybody from the beginning hobbyist to the professional mixed martial artist. Peter knows how to specialize training for each individual’s needs and will always help them achieve their goals in Martial Arts. Peter has worked with some of Canada’s top mixed martial artists and helps take their ground games to new heights during their training camps. Peter is extremely excited to be working with Kru Jeff to take our MMA team to the next level.
Peter is a registered MMA cornerman with Quebec Regie. Peter Cornered professional MMA fights on many UFC Fight Pass events all over Canada and The United States.
Mateo Vogel Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor
Mateo Vogel History & Credentials
Mateo “Carrapato” Vogel has been a student of the game of competitive Brazilian Jiu jitsu since age 14. Mateo has been involved in the highest levels of tournaments and is a multiple time champion in his weight class as well as absolute (open weight). Mateo has a wealth of knowledge despite of his young age, and was also a former competitive wrestler.
When he is not training for professional MMA competition, Mateo looks forward to teaching our junior team and adult programs as Professor Pete’s assistant instructor.
Mateo was given his black belt by Professor Peter in March of 2022.
Mateo is also now the current Pro MMA Feather weight World Champion.
- BFL World Feather Weight Champion – Professional MMA
- 6-2 Pro MMA
- Wrestling Team MVP
- UAEJJF Canadian National Bronze Medalist
- Ontario Provincial BJJ championships Double Gold x3
- IBJJF Open Gold in Toronto, Chicago
- Medalist in IBJJF Boston, Montreal, New York
- Abu Dhabi Pro Trials Champion
- GTA classic, SAU, Ottawa Open, Ontario Open, Ottawa International Open Gold Medalist