Writer and martial artist Vinny Panza throwing an uppercut punch under a bridge

Vinny Panza



  • Advanced degrees in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Columbia University
  • Licensed as a registered dietician by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Kenpo Karate black belt, Renzo Gracie JiuJitsu purple belt, 10+ years teaching boxing, kickboxing, and Muay Thai
  • Has trained members of NYCFC, hosted classes for BryantPark.org, currently trains local NYC amateur MMA and Muay Thai fighters
  • Doubles as a drummer for hardcore punk band, Values Here