Head Professor Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


 Owner  of  Atlas Jiu Jitsu
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  Edward is a 2nd degree black belt under Brazilan Jiu Jitsu Coral belt Julio "Foca" Fernandez. Edward started his BJJ Journey in NYC at the legendary Renzo Gracie school where he trained under John Danaher. He is also a Brown Belt in Judo Under former Olympic Hopeful Nick Kossor. Edward is an active competitor and has competed all over the country in many prestigious tournaments. He is a multiple time Pan American gold medalist and was ranked #1 in the world in his division as a Purple belt, Brown belt and Black Belt in his age category by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation.  

      In 2017-2018 Edward was Ranked top 6 in the world out of all Black Belts and all weight classes in his Division and number 1 Gi Light Feather weight in the world by the IBJJF, in his division. Currently in 2022  Edward is ranked Number 1 Black Belt No Gi Feather Weight in the world in his division ,as well as Number 6 in the world out of all athletes and weights in his age group. 

      As a Black Belt Edward has competed and Medaled in Las Vegas, Washington DC, Denver, San Diego, Charleston, Nashville, Berlin, Dublin, Boston, Paris, Mexico City, Barcelona, New York , San Antonio, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Paris, Seattle, Toronto, Chicago, Houston, London, Cincinnati and recently won the No Gi Pan Ams as a Black Belt in New York and the American Nationals in Las Vegas.

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            Head Striking Coach 

Tayvonne has been an active striker and competitor for the last 7 years. He is a certified striking coach through Duane Ludwig. Currently "T" is an amateur MMA Fighter holding the Reality Fighting and AKBF feather Weight Title with an undefeated record of 5-0. Tayvonne works kickboxing with our students getting them ready for anything that could happen on the feet. T is also an active Jiu Jitsu competitor with many wins under his belt. He is currently a Blue belt under Edward Anthony.

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach Glens Falls

Joe "Josferatu" Zakriski has trained many style of martial arts, but his main focus is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Joe holds a BS in Physical Education and an MS in Health Education. He uses his knowledge of teaching to his advantage as he teaches students of any age.  Joseph was one of the first members of the original Atlas Jiu Jitsu academy and is the first homegrown blackbelt of Edward Anthony. He achieved numerous grappling tournament wins including Superfights and Double gold medals at the Washington DC IBJJF Open.  

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Tiny Titans Coach, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Striking Coach Albany & Valatie 

Stephen Has been Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 6 years and is an active competitor, He has won many IBJJF tournaments and local competitions. His true love However is teaching kids and his daughter on the mat!

  Stephen is a great kids instructor and an amazing motivator. Cardio Kick class truly gets a push with Coach BOOYAH!! Stephen is currently a Purple Belt under Edward Anthony.

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          Judo Coach Albany

Nick Kossor is a black belt in Judo under Olympic Silver medalist Jason Morris. Nick was ranked number 1 in his division in the united states for over 3 years and was an olympic hopeful in the 2012 and 2016 games. Nick has won countless Judo tournaments world wide and is now focusing his skill on teaching. Nick is a Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt under Edward Anthony.

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Tiny Titans Kids instructor Albany

Aidan started Jiu Jitsu at Atlas 7 years ago and quickly became one of Atlas's top competitors. Competing alongside Edward Anthony, Aidan has traveled the country learning the ins and outs of Bjj competition and coaching. He has medaled at multiple IBJJF tournaments and has won many local competitions. In 2022 Aidan was ranked number 4 No GI Adult Brown Belt in the world by the IBJJF. The one thing  that makes Aidan happier then competing is watching his students compete.  Aidan is currently a Brown belt under Edward Anthony.