Mr. Mezger is the head instructor and CEO of Mezger Martial Arts. He has been involved in martial arts (and the fields of health, fitness, physical performance) for over 30 years. He has worked with children, adults, athletes (both professional and amateur), civil and federal law enforcement agencies along with various Special Forces units of the United States military. He has trained 6 world champion athletes, 8 national and numerous state and local champions.

Mr. Mezger is the managing partner and holistic health practitioner at Optimal Health Specialists ( He is a certified Holistic Health Practitioner and has his PhD in holistic health.  

Before taking on the role of full time instructor (& health professional), Mr. Mezger was a professional combat athlete winning 5 world titles in 4 separate full contact sports. He is most recognized for his accomplishments in Mixed Martial Arts winning both the UFC and King of Pancrase titles.


  • 6 Time World Champion

  • 7th Degree Black Belt

  • Elite Fighter Magazine's Top 50 All Time Greatest MMA Fighter (48th)

  • 2012 Personal Trainers Hall of Fame

  • 2010 Masters Martial Arts Hall of Fame

  • 2003 IMAA Hall of Fame

  • 2001 Martial Arts Instructor of the Year

  • 2000 IMAA Fighter of the Year

  • 2000 Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame

  • 2000 Texas Martial Arts Hall of Fame

  • 1999 IMAA Children’s Program of Excellence

  • 1997 Children’s Martial Arts Instructor of the Year


  • World Kickboxing Champion

  • Ultimate Fighting Champion

  • 3x King of Pancrase (World Free Fighting Champion)

  • WFFF World Freestyle Fighting Champion

  • 2x World Full Contact Karate Champion

  • World Masters Ju-Jitsu Champion - Brown Belt


  • Hand to Hand Combat / Defensive Tactics consultant with the Department of Defense, the US Military, and both civil and federal law enforcement

  • Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Dallas Police Academy

  • Former President, HD Net Fights (now called

  • Contributing commentator on television show Inside MMA