Danny ‘Joey’ Valle- Boxing Coach
WFC is proud to have Danny “Joey” Valle as our boxing coach. Danny, a Bronx, New York native, comes from a long line of boxing trainers. Both his father and grandfather have either trained directly or helped train multiple world champions.
As an amateur, Joey was undefeated and a golden gloves champion, scoring the fastest knock in the golden gloves at 6 seconds! As a pro, Joey is undefeated as well, with all wins coming by way of knockout. Joey will be helping produce the next crop of fighters here at Westchester Fight Club. When asked about his future goals in the sport of boxing, he replied “I plan on being a champion”.
Michael Chirico- Strength & Conditioning Coach
Mike has been training in the martial arts since the age of 6. His first passion was TaeKwonDo, which he received his Black Belt in at the age of 13. In high school Mike found a new passion in fitness and weight lifting. Training for football and weight training went hand in hand and in his senior year Michael was selected 1st team All-State and awarded the golden-dozen for scholar athletes from the National Football Foundation.
In college Mike continued his training and love for fitness and received his CPT certificate. Soon lifting weights got stale and he looked to get back into martial arts, thats when he started training MMA and never looked back. Winning in his first grappler’s quest at the 2008 US National Championship and in 2011 he competed in and won his first MMA fight.
Mike is certified as a level 1 instructor with Crossfit, he is also a certified MMA strength and conditioning coach under Kevin Kearns. Coach Kearns has served as the strength and conditioning coach for professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters including; Alberto Crane, Marcus Davis, Din Thomas, and Kenny Florian. Mike himself currently works with a handful of Professional Boxers and MMA fighters for their strength and conditioning, helping them reach and time their peak of physical fitness for fights.
Mike Stewart- MMA Coach
Currently the NUMBER #1 RANKED LIGHTHEAVYWEIGHT IN THE NORTHEAST by northeastmma.net!
Michael Stewart was a six year varsity letterman in wrestling at Harrison High School with two years spent as Captain. He was the divisional and sectional champ with dozens of in-season tournament titles (too many to list!). Two time Junior National Team member and multiple time State Place winner – freestyle and greco. He was the Empire State Game Bronze Medalist plus a number of off-season tournament titles (once again too many to list!). Collegiate career was cut short by shenanigans but still managed to place in most in-season tournaments and place third in Eastern Conference Championships. Mike then turned to jiu-jitsu where he has won numerous advanced tournaments such as Naga and Grapplers Quest Tournaments; and he has also competed professionally in numerous grappling events successfully. Short 2-0 amateur career MMA fighting before turning pro. Shortly after turning pro he was selected for The Ultimate Fighter television program. He has fought on major promotions some of which have been nationally televised. Currently Mike is the Reality Fighting Light Heavyweight Champion
Primo Bellarosa – Muay Thai Coach
Kru Primo comes to Westchester Fight Club to share his love and passion for Muay Thai. He is a 7 time Muay Thai Champion! With over 50 Muay Thai and Boxing Matches under his belt Kru Primo has amassed a 14-1 professional record as a Thai Fighter, and a 3-0 Record in MMA Competition.
He holds over 7 Thai Boxing and Kickboxing Titles including:
WKA Lightweight North Eastern Champion
IKAS Light Welterweight Interstate Champion
USMTA Super Lightweight Tri-State Champion
USMTA Super Lightweight New York State Champion
USWF Lightweight National Champion
King of the Ring Lightweight Champion
New York City Lightweight Champion.
He was a member of The USA Muay Thai Team during the IFMA World Championships in Thailand. He is a certified Kru with the USMTA and Fairtex under the late Alex Gong and is also the New York State Representative for the United States Muay Thai Association (USMTA).
Primo was the head striking coach at Bombsquad MMA before moving home to Westchester Fight Club. At bombsquad he trained fighters that have fought on the biggest stages of our sport. Including the UFC, Bellator, Bo-dog, King of Pancrase, and IVC.