Seven Corner Road Fight Club was the first gym was in the Soulard area of St Louis, and was started in 1989 and re-opened in Fenton, Missouri in 1995. After one year in Fenton, the gym closed with the one owner in college and the other working overseas. Finally, in 2005, the gym began anew as SCR Fight Club in Sunset Hills, Missouri.
The head trainer and owner of SCR is Ben Thomas; Ben has been training in martial arts of some sort since he was 6 years old. He has experience in judo, wrestling, boxing, jujitsu, and kick boxing. He is a certified USA Boxing Trainer, and holds black belts in jujitsu, and judo both with USJA. In 2000 he received his BS in Business Administration from the University of Illinois. From 2001 to 2005 he was the head trainer for the boxing program at the Webster Groves Community Centre after serving as judo coach for the Mo. School for the Blind. In 2005 he founded the SCR Fight Club, and has been training students there ever since. As a trainer Ben emphasizes proper form, focus, and self-discipline.
The Muay Thai training was added to the MMA program because it is the best combination of stand-up strikes for this particular sport. It is also a great form of self defense for women as well as a solid form of combat for MMA. The Muay Thai trainer is the senior Thomas; he has competed in Laos and Thailand; is self taught and with recent trips to Thailand, has studied different methods of Thai pad training. Also a certified USA Boxing coach and former Mo. State Certified manager with 9SG. He holds Blackbelts in Judo, Jujitsu and Karate (USJA) as well as being a boxing coach and trainer for US Army units in Bosnia (FOB Connor) as well as the CSA Guard force members in Camp Doha Kuwait.