meet the iq coaches
Lowell Anderson: Adult Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Instructor
Lowell Anderson is a third degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He competed in the UFC in the light weight division. An expert in hand-to-hand combat and edged weapons self-defense, Lowell started training with the world famous Gracie family and became one of their only certified instructors. Lowell represented the Gracies in the "Open Challenge" matches, where he was undefeated.
Lowell has trained military special forces, elite government agencies, and police units in defense and combat techniques. He has trained stunt men, actors, UFC fighters, worked with Global Studies Group (GSGI) as a grappling and edged weapon instructor, served as head instructor to Emerson Knives, and was featured in the grappling DVD series, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu A-Z.
Lowell is dedicated to making the people he works with the best they can be.
Shawn Henebry: Adult and Kids Wrestling Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coach
Shawn is a 3 time Veterans Freestyle National Champion, 2 time Greco All American, and member of the USA Veterans World Team where he competed in Greece.
He grew up in San Jose where he was a 3 time state qualifying wrestler in High School and led the West Valley College Vikings as team captain, and was awarded most outstanding wrestler. He attended Cal State Fullerton where he placed in numerous Division 1 tournaments as the Team Captain.
Shawn has 20 years of experience as a high school and college wrestling coach, and has individually coached many athletes and MMA fighters. His successes include 7 CCS champions, 1 high school state champion, and numerous freestyle and Greco state champions and placers.
Shawn teaches all ability levels from beginner to advanced, and embraces the process of learning.
Christie Henebry: Strength and Conditioning Coach
Christie Henebry has 17 years of experience working with athletes, teams, and individuals who want to get in shape. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science and a Masters degree in Leadership, and is currently a Physical Education Teacher and Weight Training Instructor at Branham High School. She has developed and instructed a Sports Weight Training Program which combines sports specific training for each athlete with motivational tools for success in athletics and life. She has extensive experience as an athletic trainer, personal trainer, and head coach for Cross Country and Track and Field. Christie also works as a motivational speaker for coaches seeking successful programs. Christie can help you to see your dreams, create goals, and make your dreams a reality.
Marc Saguid: Muay Thai/Kickboxing Coach
Coach Marc Saguid has worked with high school, college, and professional athletes for the past 10 years. He dedicated his athletic and coaching career to football for almost 20 years and transitioned into learning the craft of Muay Thai/ Kickboxing after his college career was over. Coach Marc has taught at various Bay Area gyms and is now the head striking coach at Internal Quest Training Center. He specializes in teaching the fundamentals of Muay Thai/ Kickboxing from beginning to competition level. Coach Marc also teaches fitness classes and works one on one with private clients for both fitness and Muay Thai/ Kickboxing Training. Marc is a Bay Area native and resides with his wife in San Jose.
Elias Anderson: Assistant Coach Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Wrestling
Elias Anderson is a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and has worked as a High School Assistant Wrestling Coach. Elias has several years experience teaching both children's BJJ and assisting Adult BJJ classes. He is dedicated to helping kids and adults in their quest for excellence.
Laird Anderson: Assistant Coach Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
Laird Anderson is a Purple Belt in BJJ and had a successful High School Wrestling Career. Laird has several years experience assisting with adult and children's BJJ classes. Laird is also dedicated to helping students in their pursuit of excellence.