Greg’s unique background of trouble-making miscreant and respectable professional, make him the ideal commander for the Viking horde at Valkyrie Combat. For the last 20 years he has been involved in the firearms industry in one capacity or another, and the diversity of his experience has given him a unique approach that has translated well to our team. Greg has specialized experience in Protective Services, Private Investigations, Personnel Management, Combative and Tactical Training, and has a multitude of certifications within these fields which are too numerous to list; including Combative Basket Weaving and Tactical Pastel Finger Painting. He has worked in conjunction with many Federal and local Law Enforcement agencies, Military Units, and some of the country’s top training institutions.
Fun fact: Steven Seagal once bowed to him. It was awkward.
Austin is from the swamp in South Georgia around Fort Benning. He is a US Army Veteran who spent enough time in Iraq they let him vote and stuff. He was also a Ghetto street cop and a member of the Columbus police department Riot squad mainly because if we don’t let him hurt people from time to time he breaks shop equipment, and that’s uncalled for. He has been making different tools for men to harm themselves…….and others………but mostly themselves ever sense about 1993. He is the Chief Marketing Officer at Valkyrie Combat, because we can’t get him to shut up so we weaponized his mouth.
Fun Fact: He once fought a naked man in the desert.
In addition to being an exceptional ballroom dancer, and collector of rare butterflies, Frank has over 45 years of Martial Arts experience. He is the head instructor and founder of the Hurricane Combat Arts system. He started his training in Hung Ga Kuen Gung fu when he was eleven years old under Master Moc Kan Sent in Miami, Florida. Frank currently holds the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt in American Taiho-Jitsu under Grandmaster Alan Cunningham, 4th Dan Black Belt in Bushido Kempo under Prof. Gary Dill, 2nd Black Sash in Hung Ga Kuen Gung Fu, and Sifu in Wing Chun Gung Fu under Sifu Jiun Yi. He is also a 9th Degree Black Belt in the School of the Ninja Turtle under Master Splinter. All of his impressive credentials really just mean that he’s pretty spry for an old man, and can probably kick your ass… without dropping his beer.
Fun Fact: He was once roofied, which led to him walking naked down the street until stopped by the police.
Bringing a wide variety of skills to the team, Luis has become an invaluable asset. When he isn’t working on firearms, or organizing his collection life-like boy-band action figures, he has helped us with our surveillance system, fixed our Internet, and worked on our computers. In addition to his aptitude for gun work, he has a tremendous amount of existing IT knowledge that comes in handy all the time. Always willing to pitch in and lend a hand, Luis is a true team player. Recently, he has upped his training and begun classes with our partners at Progressive F.O.R.C.E Concepts
Fun fact: Currently training for the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin for the year 2017… as he wants to be the first Mexican to see snow.