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About Us

Dunamis MMA & Combatives is a family owned and operated mixed martial arts academy located in Mount Dora, FL. We are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for our students to learn and grow as martial artists. Our instructors are highly experienced and passionate about their craft and go above and beyond to ensure that our students learn skills that will help them reach their individual goals.We offer a variety of disciplines and our classes are carefully designed to cater to all levels of experience. Whether you are looking to get in shape, learn self defense, or compete as a professional athlete, Dunamis MMA & Combatives is the perfect place to start.

Our Team


Corey Wingo
Owner | Lead Instructor

Corey's Martial Arts journey started in 2006 when he joined his high-school wrestling team and continued through college when he was introduced to MMA through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Muay Thai, and Boxing.

He studied Combatives under multiple talented instructors, eventually turning into teaching opportunities both domestic and international. His vast experience in MMA, Combatives, and his passion to serve led him to his current role in serving Lake County, FL as a SWAT Operator & K9 Handler, as well as the owner of Dunamis MMA and Combatives. 

Corey’s main goal is to share his knowledge with the community. He understands that good character begins at an early age, so he focuses on building lasting skills and foundations for the youth. His ultimate desire is to create champions on, but mainly off the mats. 


Vanessa Wingo
Owner | Marketing Manager 

Vanessa is Corey's wife and our content creator/ gym manager. She is currently a Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt and started training in 2013. She handles all of our back-end communications and marketing, including photos, videos, and website design. 

She can answer most if not all of your questions in regards to the gym, pricing, events, etc. Her goal is to reach the level of Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu, and to continue serving the community alongside her husband and their son.


Dillon Gower
BJJ Professor

Dillon began his martial arts journey where many others do, Tae Kwon Do as a child. After a short hiatus, in 2006 he began training in Genbukan Ninpo Taijutsu (a form of Japanese Jiujutsu) and Judo in Virginia and Maryland. In July 2008, he moved to Orlando to train at American Top Team and to live the life of a humble martial artist to the fullest. Since then he has competed in BJJ, Muay Thai, and MMA.  He was promoted to a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Paul Rodriguez in 2016.

He is currently the head instructor at his academy, Cogito Jiu-Jitsu, and teaches at our academy as the head professor Wednesday evenings.


Krysten Novillo
Kids Coach | Women's Instructor

Krysten is one of our kids coaches and our lead women’s self defense instructor. She’s a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple belt and has been training for 4 years. She is an avid competitor, mom of 4, and is passionate about Jiu-Jitsu and Women's Self Defense.

Her positive attitude, willingness to learn, and tenacious spirit on and off the mats are some of our favorite things about her. She is a joy to have as a student/coach, and we are blessed to have her on the team.

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