Jiu Jitsu Instructor: Andrew Perkins
Andrew Perkins is a Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Dave Ginsberg who has a very fresh and innovative approach to Jiu Jitsu that focuses on controlling your opponent through the use of powerful, unorthodox grips. His game is very applicable to both no-gi Jiu Jitsu, gi Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts competition and he has trained many successful MMA and Jiu Jitsu competitors.
He has been training since 2003 and has been an instructor at Boston University’s Mixed Martial Arts Club as well as Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts in Boston. With a consummate attention to technical detail, Andrew’s classes focus on teaching a strategy from a position rather than isolated movements. Students will drill the strategy for memory and then work on applying the technique through increasing resistance as to gain the sensitivity necessary to apply the technique in a competition setting.
Andrew’s dedication to teaching extends outside of the gym as well, as he teaches History and Philosophy at Lynnwood High School.
Muay Thai⋅Kickboxing Instructor: Andy Le
Martial arts have been a big part of Andy’s family throughout many generations. Andy had the opportunity to train at some of the most prestigious Muay Thai camps in Vietnam, including the chance to train with the Muay Thai National Team of Vietnam.
Regard as a “Technique Nazi” by some of his students, Andy strongly believes that small, technical details can make a huge difference between good and great fighters. Throughout years of training, he has developed a comprehensive Muay Thai program that puts emphasizes on three different elements: striking, clinching, and pad holding. Andy has a strong believe in keep things as authentic as possible when it comes to Muay Thai. As an instructor, Andy’s ambition is to develop his students into free-thinkers by acting as a “guidebook” to help the students build a solid foundation, develop their own style, and can express themselves combatively if they wish to compete in the future.
Wrestling Instructor: Jon Bergerson
Jon Bergerson is a University of Wisconsin LaCrosse wrestler and coach with over 30 years of wrestling experience. During his collegiate career Jon was ranked in the top 5 for two years in the NCAA Division III rankings. As a coach he received the Hustle Award for his work at his alma mater.
Unlike many styles of wrestling, Jon’s style of wrestling does not rely upon explosive power but rather on achieving angles, positioning and chaining takedown techniques. Because of this, Jon’s style is an excellent base for wrestlers of all athletic abilities and MMA wrestling.