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Viking Academy Instructors

Professor

Steven Williams

  • BJJ BLACK BELT UNDER RENZO GRACIE &

      JOHN DANAHER

  • MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

      CHAMPION

  • BJJ CHAMPION

 

Nicknamed "The Sharpshooter" for his incredible execution of techniques and being the youngest person EVER to receive his black belt under Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Legend's Renzo Gracie and John Danaher, Steven is a true encyclopedia of martial arts. He has been involved in martial arts since his youth, starting out with Shotokan Karate. He's also had the privilege of working under legendary Muay Thai fighter, Coban. Steven spent his teenage and early 20's training out of the legendary Gleason's Boxing Gym. His ability to teach and his knowledge of the sport has afforded him many opportunities. Professor Steven Williams served as Georges St. Pierre's (GSP) main training/sparring partner for more than five years. Being flown out to Canada throughout GSP’s fight camps to  assist in priming him for battle. With his in depth knowledge, and attention to detail, Steven is bound to help you make major strides in your BJJ and MMA journey.

COACH 

Larry Perna

  • MIXED MARTIAL ARTS CHAMPION

  • MUAY THAI KICKBOXING CHAMPION

  • GRAPPLING CHAMPION

  • STRONGMAN CHAMPION

  • POWERLIFTING CHAMPION

As an intellectual meathead, Coach Larry Perna brings a wealth of practical training wisdom backed by a scientific expertise and experience matched by few. This knowledge has aided him in being successful multiple sports athlete and coach. Larry is a certified personal trainer and holds a B.S. in Biology from Iona College. He has also performed hands on training, working in sports medicine and rehabilitation, which he applies to all his training sessions. His education and experience are combined to provide a strong academic foundation for his training principles and coaching techniques. He shares all his core values and indispensable knowledge in every class he teaches; ranging from teaching beginners' fundamentals to helping professional athletes make improvements and reach their full potential.