Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Instructor: Tony Ventrano

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and choke-holds to defeat the opponent.

BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense.

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian
Jiu Jitsu

Instructor: Tony Ventrano

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and choke-holds to defeat the opponent.

BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense.

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Instructor: Tony Ventrano

Tony is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt with Gustavo Rodrigues. Tony started his training in 2002 under Rickson Gracie Black Belt David Terry in Sacramento California. In 2006 Tony moved to Salt Lake City and began his training with Pedro Sauer Black Belt Eddie Edmunds. Tony earned his purple, brown and black belts from Professor Edmunds.

Tony is a dedicated student and teacher of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He is on the mat a minimum of 5 times a week but most weeks he is on the mat every day. When Tony isn’t at the gym teaching and training he is reading books, watching videos, posing questions to the top black belts around the world to build his knowledge and ability to teach. He takes all of this knowledge and puts out on the mat for everyone to see and learn from. Nothing is secret, he will show you. Nothing is sacred, he will challenge outdated ways.
Tony’s goal is to be the most innovative encyclopedia of Jiu-Jitsu. What you will get when training with him is a very deep knowledge of the fundamentals, access to the latest techniques, creative teaching methods and an openness to learn from anyone.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals that were taught by a number of individuals including Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of the judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their extended family.

Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.

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