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Waldo Zapata

He is the founder of SPR – Athlete Factory and also the gym’s Head Coach. Perhaps you already know him? Or maybe you have trained with him, in one way or another? You may have had access to his unique and extremely educational style of teaching? Perhaps he helped you with the rehabilitation of an injury, or perhaps coached you during the most important fight in your life?

If he is a completely new face to you, we can tell you that Waldo is one of Sweden’s pioneers within the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu scene, and the today so popular sport of MMA. He has traveled the world since 1995 and has trained with and for some of the biggest stars in these sports, athletes and instructors alike. He has taught classes and seminars in Japan, Brazil and the United States, at high level academies.

Waldo got his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in 2006, won the European Championship in 2007 and began to put together the training concept SPR thereafter.

Waldo will help you master the most important training tool of all: your own body.