Instructor/Coach Credentials

At Mousel's Mixed Martial Arts Academy, our instructors are professional martial arts instructors
who are dedicated to instructional excellence at all levels.

Martial Arts Instructor Tim Mousel

Tim Mousel

Tim Mousel is the owner of  Mousel's Mixed Martial Arts Academy, Women's Self-Defense, and The Edge Personal Training.

  • 1980 - Began training in boxing, kickboxing, Judo and Tae Kwon Do
  • 1986 - Black Belt from the Eclectic Martial Arts Federation
  • 1987 - Full Instructorship from the Dubuque Martial Arts Group
  • 1988 - Level 2 Instructor from Rick Faye of the prestigious Minnesota Kali Group
  • 1990 - Instructor Certification from Ajarn Surachai Sirisute, President of the Thai Boxing Association (Here's a portion of the instructor test)
  • 1990 - Certified Wrestling Coach (bachelor degree) from the University of Northern Iowa
  • 1990 - Associate Instructor certification under Bruce Lee protégé Guro Dan Inosanto to teach Filipino Martial Art as well as Jun Fan Gung-Fu (Jeet Kune Do Concepts)
  • 1990 - Opened FIRST gym in Houston to offer Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Filipino Martial Arts and Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW).
  • 1991 - Houston Branch Director for the Thai Boxing Association of the USA
  • 1996 - Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Rickson Gracie
  • 2003 - Coach Level 2 from Erik Paulson, Combat Submission Wrestling
  • 2004 - Class C Referee Certification, Abu Dhabi Combat Club
  • 2004 - Consultant for the book by Kru Tony Moore, "Muay Thai: The Essential Guide to Mastering the Art (the martial arts series)"
  • 2005 - Instructor in Jun Fan Gung Fu - Jeet Kune Do Grappling Arts from Sifu Larry Hartsell, Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association
  • 2005 - Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Leonardo Xavier
  • 2006 - Full Instructor (Kruh) certification from Ajarn Surachai Sirisute, President of the Thai Boxing Association
  • 2009 - Coach Level 3, highest ranking Combat Submission Wrestling coach in the Southwestern United States
  • 2009 - Lead Pro Coach in Texas for the Combat Submission Wrestling organization
  • 2012 - 10th instructor worldwide to earn the honorable rank of Senior Full Instructor (Ajarn) from Ajarn Surachai Sirisute, President of the Thai Boxing Association Presentations
  • 2012 - 2013 - One weekend per month Tim traveled to different parts of the United States teaching at fitness conferences attended by personal trainers, physical therapists and athletic trainers in need of continuing education credits. The courses covered the latest cutting-edge information in the fields of exercise science, biomechanics, and fitness training.
  • 2013 - Presented "Muay Thai Kickboxing for the Personal Trainer" at Florida Mania, one of the largest fitness education organizations in the country
  • 2015 - Presented "Peak Performance Training: Debunking the Myths" at the Revgear University International Conference
  • 2017 - Presented “Combative Drills & Games” at the Revgear University International Conference
  • 2018 - Presented "Mitt Training for Mixed Martial Arts" at the Revgear University International Conference which also featured Guro Dan Inosanto, Ajarn Chai Sirisute, Sensei Erik Paulson, Sifu Francis Fong and many other top martial artists
  • 2019 - Received Brown Belt from Coach Erik Paulson and Master Rigan Machado in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical education and coaching (K-12), and a Master of Science degree in Sports Science from the United States Sports Academy have given Tim the ability to teach the martial arts and fitness in a professional, effective manner. He is former chief Physical Training Instructor for the HCC Law Enforcement Academy and teaches in the Kinesiology department (Exercise Science, Theory of Exercise, Fitness Testing, Fitness Industry Operations, Advanced Weight Training & Conditioning, Personal Training) at a local Houston college. He's also an instructor for the American Red Cross in First Aid, CPR and AED. Tim is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (N.A.S.M.) and the American Council on Exercise (A.C.E.). July 12th of 2017, Tim received the elite American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist Certification.

Tim has trained many of Houston's top martial arts instructors and has students he has trained compete at the highest levels of mixed martial arts competition including the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), King of the Cage, Pride, national kickboxing and Thai boxing championships, amateur and professional boxing. Tim was also the Strength and Conditioning Coach for two-time world boxing champion Reggie Johnson.

Roy Eubank

Roy likes lunges, candy and Devo.


Muay Thai Instructor Roy Eubank
Professional boxer Pat Swan

Pat Swan

Pat Swan is responsible for the Boxing curriculum at our academy. After winning several Toughman Contests and the Houston Golden Gloves, Pat went on to become a world ranked Professional Boxer in the super middleweight division. Pat has had 35 Professional bouts and has fought all over the world against the best competition including 5 world champions and multiple top 10 contenders.

Pat has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical education and coaching (K-12) and is a full time Physical education teacher in the Katy school district. His position as a Physical education teacher and his vast experience in the ring have given him the necessary teaching experience to help his boxing students excel.

Cassandra Smisson

Cassandra P. Smisson, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Houston, Texas, and she is responsible for sport psychology services at our academy. She began her academic endeavors at Clemson University, where she completed a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Health Science. She then attended Georgia Southern University and earned an M.S. in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport and Exercise Psychology. At The Florida State University, she then completed a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and Human Systems. She moved to Houston, Texas and completed her pre-doctoral residency at the Michael E. DeBakey Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, after which she joined a group private practice and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Forensic Psychology. She has professional publications in the area of sport and exercise psychology and has served as an editorial assistant for the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Dr. Smisson’s experience in sport and exercise psychology ranges across a multitude of sports and experience/fitness levels. She has consulted with athletes of all ages in the development and maturation of sport-related psychological skills pertaining to performance anxiety (commonly referred to as “choking”), fear of injury/re-injury, recovering from injury, difficulties sustaining focus and concentration, aggression enhancement, burn-out and motivation enhancement, and career transitions out of sport. As a licensed psychologist, she also specializes in personal issues, such as depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, and relationship difficulties, allowing for the highest standard of professional care. She is a self-proclaimed sports fanatic who maintains an active lifestyle by participating in a variety of physical activities. To schedule an appointment or inquire about services, please contact Dr. Smisson directly by clicking here.

Sports Psychologist Cassandra Smisson

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