About Lars Wallin

Lars Wallin was raised in a famous “Strongman” family in Sweden and became a 3rd generation trainer in the “Wallin Method.” After moving to Los Angeles in 1992 he trained with the Gracie family, along side both Helio Gracie and Royce Gracie, for 14 years. Today as a Brazilian jiu jitsu blackbelt, Lars manages his own Wallin MMA schools (8 schools in Scandinavia and United States) and gives seminars worldwide.

Lars’ experience includes over 35 years in martial arts and 20 years in personal training.  As a professional personal trainer & MMA coach, he works with many celebrities and world class athletes.

Lars has trained and coached professional athletes from:

Lars has made several television and movie appearances including:

  • The Ana Gina Show with Gina Dirawi (Swedish talk show)
  • Beverly Hills Housewives (US reality show)
  • Blind Date (US reality show)
  • Lyckan i LA (Swedish reality show)
  • MMA H.E.A.T. with Karyn Bryant (recurring jiu jitsu / fitness guru)
  • Over The G (Japanese MMA documentary)
  • SAS / Scandinavian Airlines (fitness guru)
  • Snow Day (Hollywood movie; worked opposite actor Chris Elliott)
  • Svenska Hollywoodfruar (Swedish reality show)