Professor Jimmy Mills

Head Trainer

Jimmy is a former professional MMA fighter & Muay Thai fighter who is well rounded and has competed in and won championship titles in mma, kickboxing, boxing, submission wrestling & BJJ. Jimmy fought professionally several times in Europe as well as North America. He lived in Holland to train Thai Boxing with the best kickboxing team in the world Golden Glory and trained on a daily basis with the greatest kickboxer to ever live Ramon “Diamond” Dekkers. He is a 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under world champion Helio Soneca and he has spent many years training with world champions Rafael Ellwanger and Adriano Lucio. Jimmy has spent many years training in the grappling art of Russian Sambo and he is the only American Sambo Association certified instructor in the state of Alabama. He retired in February 2010 to concentrate on running the gym, teaching class, and training up & coming competitors. Jimmy holds two B.S. degrees (Biology & Economics) from the University of South Alabama & two A.S. degrees from Faulkner State Community College. He recently had his first Genetics paper published on MicroRNAs.

Jacob Jeffers

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Professor

Jacob has been interested in martial arts from a young age and began wrestling in middle school while living in Florida. His family later moved to Mobile and he graduated from Baker High School in 2003 where he was a starter on the varsity football team. In 2002 he received the Academic Athlete of the Year award from the AHSAA for having the highest GPA of any football player in the state of Alabama. Upon accepting a scholarship from the University of South Alabama he began studying computer science. Jacob graduated with honors from USA in 2009 with a B.S. in Computer Science. Jacob began formal BJJ classes with Port City Kickboxing Academy in 2009. Since he began training with PCMMA he has won a national championship, southeastern regional championship, and state championships in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, & Georgia. Jacob received his black belt in 2019.

Adam Hicks

Wrestling Coach

Adam started wrestling at the age of four while growing up in central Pennsylvania. After posting a 21-3 record with 3.8 gpa as a senior at Mount Union Area High School in PA, he was named first team Academic All-State. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Pensacola Christian College while lettering in wrestling all four years from 2001 to 2004, winning 103 matches against NCAA Div I, II, III and NAIA competition. During the summers he would compete in several Greco-Roman & Freestyle competitions winning tournaments along the panhandle from Pensacola to Jacksonville. He finished his career as a two-time NCWA All-American. He earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of South Alabama after his college wrestling career. Adam is a blue belt in BJJ. He has won the advanced division nogi championship in the absolute division at the Louisiana, Alabama, & Florida Championship tournaments.

Kru Chris Lovell

Striking Coach

Chris is a great teacher and student of kickboxing. He is a certified level 1 Kru under Vince Soberano in Muay Thai and a black belt in San Shou. Chris has lived and trained in Thailand & China. He has also worked with many professional MMA fighters & kickboxers. Chris graduated from the University of South Alabama School of Nursing with his B.S. in Nursing. In May 2014 he graduated from the Nurse Practitioner program at USA with his Masters of Science. He is currently an Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner at a busy local orthopedic practice.

Mike Barnett

Striking Coach/Assistant Kids Instructor

Mike graduated from Barstow High School in the class of 2007. He played basketball, football, ran track, & wrestled for his high school in California. After high school he decided to attend the University of South Alabama in an attempt to be closer to his family. Mike graduated from USA with a degree in criminal justice in 2012 and decided to pursue a career in law enforcement. He went to the police academy and was hired by the Mobile Police Department upon graduation from the academy. He currently serves and protects the citizens of Mobile as an officer.Mike began training at Port City Kickboxing Academy in 2009. He has won several grappling tournaments, mma contests, and he is an undefeated boxer & kickboxer. Mike is one of the most decorated MMA competitors on the gulf coast. He holds the lightweight titles for Island Fights Championships in Pensacola, FL, Renaissance MMA in New Orleans, La, and Fight Force International in Biloxi, MS. Mike has served as the assistant kids instructor since 2010 and does a great job helping out and coaching the kids. Mike is a huge part of helping to make Port City Kickboxing Academy the special place that it is.