Westchester Fight Club Instructors

Peter Simone- Children’s and Adult MMA Coach

Monday, May 16th, 2016



    The children’s program at Westchester Fight Club is taught by Peter Simone. Peter has a Masters Degree in Physical Education from Hofstra University. Using his knowledge of curriculum and early childhood development, the program is focused around progressing children through fundamental aspects of movement and understanding of martial arts application to everyday life. Peter has participated in martial arts for over 15 years. Currently a Brown Belt in Bjj, he was a member of Wanderlei Silva’s, Wand Fight Team in Las Vegas, NV where he competed in professional Mixed Martial Arts.

Larry Perna – Strength and Conditioning Coach

Monday, May 16th, 2016

  As an intellectual meathead, 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 as a D1 football player, a national powerlifting record holder with a 1495 total (505 squat, 365 bench, 625 deadlift), a mixed martial artist, champion submission wrestler, national champion Muay Thai kickboxer, strongman, and coach. Larry is a certified personal trainer and EMT who 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…
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Primo Bellarosa – Muay Thai Coach

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

   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…
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Michael Chirico- Strength & Conditioning Coach

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

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…
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Danny ‘Joey’ Valle- Boxing Coach

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

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…
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