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Instructor Spotlight: Ella O’Brien

Ella O’Brien has been training at Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts for seven years, starting at the age of 11. She quickly progressed through the children’s program and took part in the Junior Instructor Program, which led to her current position as a full instructor in the children’s program.


Ella’s Favorite Style of Martial Arts: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


What Tri State means to Ella: Community, Devoted, Passionate


5 Random Facts about Sifu Ella:

  1. She loves being outdoors and has been going hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting since she was little.
  2. She loves cats and has lived with cats since she was born.
  3. She has a big family, with many family members living in other countries such as Israel, France, and Belgium.
  4. She recently graduated from Council Rock North High School and will be attending The College of New Jersey, majoring in psychology and criminology.
  5. She loves being able to dress up for events such as prom, especially with her friends Kaley and Logan who she has been friends with for 12 years!



Ella plans to hold degrees in both psychology and criminology from The College of New Jersey. She would like to have a home surrounded by nature so she can spend a lot of her time outside. She would also love to continue martial arts training into adulthood.


It has been a blessing to watch Sifu Ella grow in our programs, as a child and now a young adult. We are excited to see what the future holds for her!

-Sifu Jeff Jones

_____________________________________________________________________________________ and Tri State Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts has been a top martial arts school in the Lower Bucks County area for over 15 years.

Founded by Sifu Jeffrey Jones, Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts Adult programs offer training as a complete adult fitness and conditioning program, both mentally and physically. Designed for those who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment. Unlike a traditional gym setting, Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts offers the opportunity for learning a true art, designed to keep you mentally focused in the moment on your self discovery; while providing an outlet for daily stresses.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week at or call directly at 215-273-9202 . You can also visit our website at

About Sifu Jeffrey Jones: Jeffrey has earned full instructorship under Guro Dan Inosanto in Jeet Kune Do, Jun Fan Gung Fu, and Filipino Martial Arts. He is also a full instructor for the Thai Boxing Association of the United States of America, under Ajarn Chai Sirisute. His instructor, Guro Dan Inosanto is one of three people appointed to teach at one of the Jun Fan Institutes under Bruce Lee. Jeffrey has over 30 years of training and experience in Mixed Martial Arts.


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