Sensei Erik Paulson certified Will Bernales in Combat Submission Wrestling.
Sifu Dan Inosanto certified Will Bernales in Kali and Jeet Kune Do.
Will Bernales earned one of his black belts from Ajarn Frank Cucci.
Master Pedro Sauer certified Will Bernales in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Will Bernales was certified in Thai Boxing by Grand Master Surachai "Chai" Sirisute, the founder of the Thai Boxing Association. Will has been a member of the Thai Boxing Association since 1994 and BIMA has been the Utah branch of the Thai Boxing Association since 2006.