Victor started training boxing at Jose Suleiman’s boxing gym in Mexico at the age of 6 with his
uncle, the European Champion at the time. Victor started competing in boxing at the age of 12.
His drive to become a martial artist helped him to find Taekwondo, were he obtained a red and
blue belt and eventually Muay Thai.
Victor started training in Kickboxing and Muay Thai in 1998 at a local gym. Soon after he
started training he met Khunpon, a Muay Thai champion from Thailand. Since then, Victor has
trained under the guidance of Khunpon in which he has helped several local and world
champions from Thailand prepare for their upcoming fights.
Victor is a certified trainer and has been in the fitness industry for several years. He has
instructed Kickboxing, Boxing, Bootcamp, CrossFit and Muay Thai classes. You can find Victor
instructing high energy challenging classes at Team Octopus!
Boxing 10 – 4
Taekwondo 5 – 2
Muay Thai 7 – 1
Cathryn Sessoms teaches Kickboxing classes at Team Octopus.
Having over 15 years of experience in the Health and Fitness
Industry, she is both knowledgeable and passionate, as her aim for
all participants is two-fold: to have a highly-charged workout, while
simultaneously learning and applying proper form and technique
throughout the sessions. Cathryn is a certified personal trainer
who genuinely enjoys instructing, guiding, and engaging her
students/clients towards achieving their fitness goals.
Kam Wallace, who is Atlanta raised, is one of Team Octopus newest coaches. He specializes in
Muay Thai and Wrestling. With over 8 years of athletic accomplishments in a few different
sports, Kam started wrestling in middle school at the age of 13. Some of his wresting
achievements consist of :
4x Georgia High School wrestling state qualifier
Region 2-AAAAAA wrestling 126lb champion
Region 2-AAAAAA Georgia High school wrestling state runner up
Georgia High School wrestling team state champion
East Metro tournament 132lb champion
Kam is currently a kickboxing coach and personal trainer at the Team Octopus Sandy Springs
location. Just recently, he began training under coach Gary Brown, who is the head instructor of
the Muay Thai program at the Sandy Springs location. Since training under Coach Brown in the
art of Muay Thai, Kam was named the
2017 NFC southeastern kickboxing 137lb runner up
2018 NFC southeastern kickboxing 137lb champion.
He also recently won his fight at NFC 110, in the 145lb weight division. Although he is still
fairly new in the art of Muay Thai having only trained for the past two years, Kam plans on
putting Muay Thai to the side for now, as he starts to focus on MMA moving forward. He hopes
to make his MMA debut later this year.
Jahmar Whitehead is one of Team Octopus newest coaches. He specializes in striking and wrestling. He has had a lot of experience in the field of mixed martial arts. He started Tae Kwon Do at the age of 4 and started competing soon thereafter. He received in black belt in 2013. Some of his Tae Kwon Do accomplishments include:
- 2x Junior Olympian
- 2x Pan American Champion
- 1x Pan American Medalist
- 13x National Champion
Jahmar started wrestling at the age of 14, when he began high school. He soon thereafter started training in the art of Muay Thai. His main coach, Gary Brown, has previously trained 17 worlds champions including, Duke and Rick Roufus. Jahmar currently is the Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, a personal trainer and kickboxing coach at the Team Octopus Sandy Spring location.
In his free time Jahmar currently competes in Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts. Some of his Muay Thai credentials include:
- 2016 IKF Muay Thai Champion
- NFC Bantamweight Muay Thai Champion
- Advanced Amateur Record of 7-1
Jahmar’s main focus now is MMA and his record is 1-0 however, MMA will be his main focus moving forward. His most recent fight put him on the map for MMA with an 11 second KO at NFC 96.
Terry was born and raised in Georgia. He is the youngest of five, with two older brothers and two older sisters. His first martial arts class was in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 7. His childhood was filled with sports, video games, and watching wrestling. He signed up for the United States Marine Corps his senior year of high school, he was 17. He served honorably, getting out as a sergeant four years later. After returning home and trying out bartending, he went back to school. While studying engineering, Terry became a part-time personal trainer and found martial arts again. He began training and teaching martial arts in 2012. A year later, he started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and is currently a Roberto Traven blue belt. Terry currently competes in mixed martial arts and Jiu Jitsu.