Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been in the United States since the late 1970’s and early part of the 1980’s in very small circles in California. It wasn’t until the 1990’s that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu became popular as a fighting style worldwide because of its success in Mixed Martial Arts events held on Pay-Per-View television. So what has been happening with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 1993?
The sad fact is that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors have not been teaching the self-defense and combatives strategies that helped Jiu-Jitsu become so successful in the Martial Arts community. 9 out 10 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school curriculums have been focusing on sport aspects for competition. Around the country it’s very difficult to find an instructor that teaches self-defense and street combatives techniques.
Further in these academies, the competition techniques and strategies are from the late 90’s. The result of these curriculums leaves a student with limited to zero self-defense skill. For competition if this is what students desire as a goal has them involved with outdated and an old looking expression of jiu-jitsu. It is sad to watch. New techniques and strategies make a big difference in competition.
At Elite Training Center, our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu curriculums give a student a well rounded education in Art, Self-Defense and Combatives. For advance students that are interested in competition, Prof. “little” Tony Pacenski is known in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community for having a rich history in traditional approaches to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and can play in the modern styles. He has been showcase on Budo Videos.com, Rolled Up, Mat Time Radio, Inside BJJ, Endless Blogs and Jiu-Jitsu forums for creating specific full curriculums for modern jiu-jitsu practice and theory such as: The Sao Paulo Approach To Passing The Guard; The Berimbolo Attack Game and The 50/50 Guard for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition. These video-instructionals and seminars have sold out internationally and continue to influence jiu-jitsu instructors, curriculums and academies all over the world.
Elite Training Center 1628 South Pacific Coast Highway,
Redondo Beach, CA 90277