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Head Professor Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


 Owner  of  Atlas Jiu Jitsu

  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. As a Black Belt Edward has competed and Medaled in Charleston, Nashville, Berlin, Dublin, Boston, Paris, Mexico City, Barcelona, New York , San Antonio, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Paris, Seattle, Toronto, Chicago, London, Cincinnati and recently won the No Gi Pan Ams as a Black Belt in New York. 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 in the world in his weight Class by the IBJJF In the GI. In 2022 Edward is looking to become number one Black Belt in the world  in his division No GI he is currently ranked number 5.

    

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            Head Striking Coach 

Shannon had his first amateur boxing match at the age of eight. During his 10 year amateur career he won the gold medal at the National Pal tournament in West Palm Beach Florida as well as winning a bronze medal at the USA junior Olympics in Davenport Iowa. At the age of 18 he entered the Tough-man contest at the starlight theater in Latham Ny where he won the contest by knocking out 1 man on the first night and 3 men on the second night. He then turned professional. During his professional career he had a record of 17-5 with 9 knockouts. In his career he would earn the ESPN fight of the year award in 2005 with his epic battle with Vinny Maddalone. He also would fight for the NYS heavyweight title at Madison Square Garden as well as the WBC USA heavyweight title in Rhode Island. His second to last fight was against multiple time heavyweight champion of the world Hasim Rahman. 

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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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          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 6 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. The one thing  that makes Aidan happier then competing is watching his students compete.  Aidan is currently a Brown belt under Edward Anthony.

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Striking Coach Valatie Kids and Adults

Michael started at Atlas when he was just 16 years old. He has grown up within the walls of 

Atlas Hudson and has become Atlas's most successful MMA champion. At just 18 years old Michael Became the KTFO 135lb champion! This Past year the Gentlemen won the Cage Wars 135lb belt. MMA is not Michaels only success he has also won almost every BJJ tournament he has entered. Michael is Currently a Brown Belt under Edward Anthony.

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Wrestling & kids kick coach Albany

Matt has been wrestling for the past 13 years and has competed at the High School level and the NCAA level. In doing so he’s gathered a vast knowledge of the various styles of wrestling including Greco-Roman, Freestyle, and Folk-style. Matt has compiled over 200 wins in his wrestling career on the local scene and national scene as well, winning and placing in almost every wrestling tournament he’s entered. Matt is also starting to fight MMA. He is currently a blue belt under Edward Anthony

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Tiny Titans Instructor Albany & 
Valatie Basic Striking Coach Albany 

Stephen Has been Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 5 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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Striking Coach Albany Kids and Adults

Tayvonne has been an active striker and competitor for the last 7 years. He currently is an amateur MMA Fighter holding the AKBF feather Weight Title with an undefeated record of 4-0. Tayvonne works kickboxing with our students getting them ready for anything that could happen on the feet. T also is an active Jiu Jitsu competitor with many wins under his belt on that scene as well. He is currently a Blue belt under Edward Anthony.