Israel "Izzy" Martinez

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COACH IZZY Israel Martinez is one of the most decorated wrestlers and coaches to come through the state of Illinois. Throughout his career, he has experienced success as a coach and as a competitor. As a youth wrestler, Israel compiled one of the greatest careers in the state’s history. He was a winner of five state titles and a recipient of both the Marty Combe and Ron Irwin awards. These prestigious awards are only given to the best wrestlers in the state at the novice and senior division age groups. In high school, Israel wrestled for West Aurora High School. While at West Aurora High School, he won three state titles for the Tomcats with a career record of 118-1. His lone loss coming from an illegal slam that led to a medical forfeit. In addition to his high school state championships, he was also decorated in Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. Israel was a three-time All-American in Freestyle and two-time All-American in Greco-Roman at the ASICS/Vaughan Junior and Cadet National Championships, a six time Freestyle champion at the Northern Plains Regional Championships, 3rd place finisher at the Cadet World Championships in Lodz, Poland, and a 2nd place finisher at the Fila Junior World Team Trials. As a senior, Israel was one of the top recruits in the country. Following high school, Israel competed at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. In 2002, Israel won an NJCAA Junior College National Championship at 157lbs. Picture In the same year, he won a Western Regional title and received the Outstanding Wrestler award in Freestyle. Israel’s college career was cut short; however, his competitive career was far from over. He began coaching youth and high school wrestling in 2003. In 2005, Israel opened Izzy Style School of Wrestling. As owner and founder of Izzy Style School of Wrestling, Israel began developing numerous state and national champions; many of which have gone on to become NCAA All-Americans. Most notably, 3x All-American for the University of Illinois, Jordan Blanton and 3x All-American and 2014 NCAA Champion for the University of Iowa, Tony Ramos. As a high school wrestling coach, Israel has coached numerous IHSA state champions. In 2005, as an assistant coach at the prestigious Montini Catholic High School, Israel leadership helped lead the Broncos to three consecutive Team State Championships in 2007, 2008, and 2009. After the 2009 season, Israel was appointed head coach of the Montini Catholic Broncos. Since taking over the program, Israel has continued the team’s domination in the state of Illinois by winning three consecutive Team State Championships from 2010-2013. Off the mat, Israel began working with, long time friend and mixed martial artist, Clay Guida, on perfecting his wrestling skills for his career in the octagon. Clay has been fighting in the UFC since 2006 with Israel as his head wrestling coach. Israel has worked with multiple world champions and many others that have been at the top of their divisions in the UFC, including names such as Carlos Condit, Brian Stann, Cub Swanson, Dieago Sanchez, Erik Perez, Isaac Valle-Flagg, Kyle Noke, Tom Watson, Travis Browne, Julie Kedzie, and Holly Holm. Since 2009, Israel has been the head wrestling coach for Jackson’s MMA, located in Albuquerque, NM. Israel is also the head wrestling coach for the reigning, pound for pound, number 1 fighter in the world, Jon “Bones” Jones. Israel Martinez is one of the most recognized wrestling coaches in the state of Illinois and the most talented coaches in the world. He has a proven method of developing the best wrestlers. Through a mixture of mental toughness and technical wisdom, Israel Martinez has coached his athletes to success at the highest level and on the highest stage.


If you haven’t already check out my Rokfin page and subscribe to my channel. You will find my Master Class episodes along with several technique videos. Also this week we have a big series dropping from my time at JacksonWink MMA!

"In a sport like this, you need the truth. You need to know where you're weak so that you can be made strong. And that's what [Israel "Izzy" Martinez] does, man."

The work is done @HollyHolm is ready to shine on July 6! #TEAMHOLM @hollyholm @jacksonwink_mma @ufc #ufc239 #hollyholm @mountaindew #mountaindew #dothedew 📸 @thefoxidentity @ JacksonWink MMA

Two Team U.S.A & Izzy Style World Champions! Congratulations to Korina Blades and Ethan Stiles on winning the U15 World Championships in Budapest, Hungry! #wrestlingislife #TEAMUSA 🇺🇸 #izzystylewrestling #izzystyle @ Budapest, Hungary

Grinding in the 505! #TEAMJONES @jonnybones @dylanragusin2 @tussagb @realwoodsx @jacksonwink_mma #albuquerque #dukecity

🎣 on Father’s Day! @izzystylefishing @ Chain O'Lakes

Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there especially mine. Appreciate all the life lessons along the way. #izzystyle

Congratulations Fidel Mayora!

Congratulations @fidel_mayora #wearemontini

#Repost @fidel_mayora with @get_repost
I am excited to announce that after my time at Montini Catholic High School I will be continuing my academic and wrestling career at the University of Michigan. I would like to thank God, My family, Coaches, Team Mates, and Montini Catholic for helping me get to this point.


Great night at #ufc238 Congratulations @clayguida on your Hall of Fame introduction and thank you @tjcampbell_chi for an awesome night! #izzystyle

Registration is now open! Sign up now for our summer session and take advantage of our summer session packages. #wrestlingislife #izzystyle.

2019 Memorial Day Workout!

We remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. #honor #respect #usa 🇺🇸

I would like to take a moment to congratulate Tony Ramos on his retirement.
I was fortunate to have coached Tony, and it changed my life. His work ethic and attitude in practices were unmatched to this day. He has had an amazing career filled with medals, trophies and accolades, but His greatest accomplishment is the man and father he has become. I am proud to call him a friend and a brother. TEAM RAMOS FOR LIFE! @t_ram133

Montini Wrestling

Back to back IHSA State Champions!

For those not in attendance, here's the 2018 - 2019 season highlight from last nights banquet. Enjoy! #WEAREMONTINI

Master Class Trailer

Episode 1 along with some exclusive wrestling technique are now up on my @rokfin Channel. Check it out!

Thank you @seanbormet for stopping in tonight. It was a pleasure having you. We hope to see another Izzy Style guy in the Maize and Blue! #wrestlingislife #izzystylewrestling

Thank you Rokfin! Full video coming soon.

Very proud of my guy Danny Sheen! Wins greco, runner up in freestyle and is headed to the Pan American Games in Moriela, Mexico. @usawrestling @montiniwrestling #TEAMSHEEN

Martin Floreani in the house tonight. Thanks for coming to visit! @rokfin @ Izzy Style School of Wrestling

Izzy Style School of Wrestling


Izzy Style Spring 2019! #WRESTLINGISLIFE

I am so proud of you! Congratulations To you and @joshuagomeznm @jacksonwink_mma 👊🏽

Repost @karatehottiemma
Hard work is what? #izzystyle thank you @izzystylewrestling for always being in my corner!

3 days away from #ufc235. #teamjones stronger then ever! Happy Birthday Coach Gibson! @sixgungibson

Great couple days of training with the crew! #teamjones #teamholm Jon "Bones" Jones @hollyholm @ JacksonWink MMA

Straight to the top! #teamjones @jonnybones

10 State Qualifiers, 5 Sectional Champions...#WEAREMONTINI

Spring session registration opens tomorrow. Make sure you take a look at the new practice schedule and go check out our newly updated website for more information. I look forward to working with another amazing group of wrestlers. #wrestlingislife #izzystylewrestling

It’s going to be a fun ride with these monsters!! #izzystyle #wrestlingislife #champions

Great start to the post season. Broncos bringing 14 to the sectional and the team is headed to the Sectional Final. #wrestlingislife

The broncos headed to team and individual sectionals! #wearemontini

14 Advance.....Regional Team Champions...#wearemontini

Las Vegas. March 2nd. We Coming! #teamjones

Montini Wrestling

Dylan Ragusin commits to Stanford Wrestling

Announcement! Dylan Ragusin makes his college commitment ...

Time for a new one! #teamjones @jonnybones #March2 #ufc235 #izzystylewrestling

Congratulations to @hollyholm! Awesome Mountain Dew commercial! #hollyholm

Great having Mark Consuelos in the house today at @montiniwrestling! #wrestlingislife @thecwriverdale #hiramlodge @joaquinconsuelos

Montini Wrestling

Thank you Ryan Blake for the awesome video! #wearemontini

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Will Durant

... CCL this weekend. #WeAreMontini

Welcome to Chicago @bc_wrestling & @dbellbcwr #wrestlingislife @btschicago

March 2nd! #teamjones

#Repost @jonnybones
Big news coming soon!! 2019 is going to be so lit!

Quick drink at @yosemitenps. #yosemitenationalpark #yosemite #california #travel #izzystyle

Out here grinding in California! #wrestlingislife Montini Wrestling

@montiniwrestling right off the plane, straight to work. Thank you @gilroywrestling and @dc_mma for the hospitality. It’s great to be in California!!! #wrestlingislife #izzystylewrestling #wearemontini

Thank you for the endless amount of love and support! @lissynromeo406 i love you!! #izzystyle

Back where we belong! #teamjones #izzystylewrestling #wrestlingislife #ufc232 #worldchampion

The work is done. Time to eat! #teamjones #ufc232 #team #family #champions

Merry Christmas from my family to yours! 🎄

Work before fun! Christmas Eve camp was a huge success. Merry Christmas to all! #izzystylewrestling #wrestlingislife #champions #merrychristmas #christmas #wrestling @ironmikeb @jpearch

2018 Dvorak Team Champions. #WEAREMONTINI @montiniwrestling

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