Training Experience : 20 years
Specialty : Jiu Jitsu

Ed Walrath began his grappling career in 1989 as a wrestler in Orange County California.  After his wrestling career, he turned to coach at a local high school. Where he started to see his true passion was for helping others achieve.  In 2000 he continued his grappling training under no-gi pioneer Chris Brennan at Next Generation.  He then continued with Next Generation Black Belts Jeremy Williams and Russ Miura.  In 2012 Ed Walrath moved to Los Angeles where he continued his training under Rickson Gracie Black Belt – Henry Akins.  He began teaching wrestling and jiu-jitsu at Dynamix MMA in 2014 and earned his Black Belt in 2018 from Henry Akins.

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Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas

AJ Barnala was literally Dynamix’s first student and has been training with us since the gym’s grand opening in 2010. From the start, AJ has immersed himself in all aspects of MMA—training Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling—while at the same time also focusing on personal development. The gym has grown quite a bit since the early days, and not only has AJ grown alongside the gym, but has also played a big role in the growth process. He was amongst the first group to receive their Blue Belt in the Dynamix Striking System, and the first to be trained to teach the Dynamix Striking System under head coach and the system’s founder, Antoni Hardonk.  
  • Dynamix MMA’s first student/ Longest
  • Blue Belt in Dynamix Kickboxing
  • Purple Belt in Jiu-Jitsu
Born: Chandigarh, Punjab, IndiaStarted training: At the age of 12 Competition experience: Muay Thai tournament Accomplishments: AJ Barnala moved from India to the US when he was only 23. On his own, he made a life for himself in CA. He was promoted to Purple Belt in BJJ in July of 2019 and has been an instructor at Dynamix MMA since 2013.In his own words: “I want to keep improving as a martial artist and want to continue to compete. I enjoy teaching because it allows me to see the growth in my students. I’ve had an opportunity to train under the greatest coaches in kickboxing, BJJ, and wrestling and I would like to pass that onto my students.”