Edward "Scissorhands" Anthony - 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 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 9 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. 


Shannon Miller

Head Striking Coach Albany

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. 

Joseph "Josferatu" Zakriski

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor Glens Falls- Black Belt

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.  

Joe is currently a Black Belt under Edward Anthony.

Nick Kossor

Judo Coach Albany- Black Belt

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.

Michael "Gentlemen" Martinez

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor Valatie Kid 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.

Aidan "Master Blaster" Sericolo

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor Valatie
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.

Matt Davis

Wrestling 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. He is currently a blue belt under Edward Anthony

Stephen "Booya" Flannigan

Tiny Titans Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Cardio Kick Coach Albany and Valatie

Stephen Has been Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 4 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 BOOYA!! Stephen is currently a Purple Belt under Edward Anthony.