ERIK VICTOR BIO - Mixed Martial Arts Trainer, Fighter, Mentor

Erik was born and raised in Orange County, California. Active as a kid he participated in many sports including basketball, baseball, and lacrosse. In high school he focused on basketball, lettering his junior year.

During his senior year in high school, Erik met Chris Brennan who quickly changed his life.

One day, walking past a garage he saw wrestling mats and posters of fighters. He was intrigued so he introduced himself to Chris who happened to be the fifth ranked fighter in the world in the lightweight division. Chris began training Erik for free and took him under his wing.

Erik was quickly absorbed into the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) and began traveling with Chris to his fights and classes. Chris opened the Next Generation Fighting Academy in 1999. Erik fought for Chris and represented his academy three times.

Together Erik and Chris produced many fighters including Mike Guymon.

Mike and Erik developed a close friendship over the years, and when Chris moved to Texas Erik began training with Mike full time. Mike is a current UFC competitor and was a King of the Cage Champion in the welterweight division. Tapout saw his potential many years ago and quickly signed him to be apart of the "crew." He also runs a successful academy with L.A. Boxing in Orange County, California.

"I am proud to say that I am affiliated with Chris Brennan who is a UFC, Pride, Bushido, Abu Dabi, and King of the Cage champion. I was given a brown belt by Chris in 2007. Along with that I am also proud of my affiliation with Mike Guymon. I would also like to thank Tapout who has always given me the best MMA gear available."  - Erik Victor
In 2008 Erik moved to Bend, Oregon and opened Victor Submission Fighting Academy (VSFA).

VSFA focuses on ground fighting, wrestling and striking. The facility is just under 2000 square feet with over 900 square feet of mat space. They also offer a kickboxing facility with eight stations. There is training from mild to wild.

Aaron wolf who is a former state champion wrestler coaches the wrestling.

Wade Robits a boxing and kickboxing expert helps coach striking once or twice a week.
"I would love to have everyone in the area come check the facility out. We offer the cleanest and most up to date martial arts facility in bend. Classes are five nights a week starting at 5:30. Saturday we have a open mat class starting at 12:30. Please stop by or give us a call at 541.974.8116"  - Erik Victor

Closed Sundays. We also offer private and semi-private lessons and seminars.

Erik Victor will be fighting JT Taylor of Desert Dogs MMA and Fitness on Sept 9th at the Brawl in the Barn.



Erik Victor

Victor Submission Fighting Academy
Ground Fighting Instruction
VSFA MMA Training
Excellent Kickboxing Bags
Get Those Hooks In
Intense Focus
Erik Keeping a Close Eye
1-on-1 Training
Mild to Wild - This is Wild
Proper Striking Technique
Grappling Technique
Punch Punch Punch!
Plenty of Clean Equipment
Full Guard Technique
How to Defend a Sneak Attack
A Little Ground and Pound Practice
Erik Victor - Trainer, Fighter, Mentor
Our Logo
Eyes Open, Hands Up, Chin Tucked In
Serious Head Movement
Opening for a Quick Jab
A Little Sparring Action
A Little Boxing Practice
A Little Ground Work
Top or Bottom, You Gotta Work
Dynamite - Ready to Explode
Erik Getting Interviewed by KTVZ
Flexibility is Crucial
Grappling Practice - Stay Busy!
Erik Victor - The Fighter
MMA Demonstration for KTVZ
Passing Down the Jiu Jitsu Knowledge
I've Fallen and Erik Won't Let Me Up
VSFA Students Get 1-on-1 Attention
Stocky versus Slender
Someone's Always on the Mat
The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Train
Classes Are Filling Up - Get in Here
Single Leg Takedown About to Get a Kimura
We Don't Rule the Yard - We Build Your Character
JT Taylor versus Erik Victor - Who will run the yard on Sept 9th?
Chris Brennan MMA Seminar in Bend, OR - May 20th and 21st

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